I see nothing to indicate that Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Florida is another Westboro Baptist. Wounded Warrior Project has rejected the Fort Pierce, Florida efforts to raise funds for our wounded Military, saying as a “non-profit,” they cannot accept funds from an entity with a “religious message.” To find the words “religious message” on a “banned list” is chilling.
A Christian church and school in Florida are devastated after they said Wounded Warrior Project refused to accept their fund raising effort because it was â€œreligious in nature.â€
â€œWe were heartbroken,â€ said Wallace Cooley, pastor ofÂ Liberty Baptist Church and AcademyÂ in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Cooley said they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for theÂ Wounded Warrior Projectand were about to launch the campaign when they received an email from the organization.
The church had planned on taking up a special offering on the last Sunday in February and students were collecting money from family and friends.
â€œWe must decline the opportunity to be the beneficiary of your event due to our fundraising event criteria, which doesnâ€™t allow community events to be religious in nature,â€ read an email from the WWP community events team. â€œPlease note your registration fee will be refunded within the next 7-10 business days.â€
WWP said as a nonpartisan organization they cannot accept event fundraising from companies â€œin which the product or message is religious in nature.â€
Pastor Cooley said they were so shocked that the school secretary called Wounded Warrior to make sure there hadnâ€™t been a mistake. He said a WWP representative assured her that â€œreligiousâ€ was indeed on their banned list. Source: Todd Starnes, Fox News
Non-profits are usually charitable organizations. Liberty Baptist is probably a non-profit organization. This is government at work. Liberty Baptist believed they would raise about $50,000 for The Wounded Warrior Project. A WWP spokesperson told Fox News they would look into it.