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LGBT legal group appeals against decision to refuse to give it charitable status

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  1. So it only upholds the public good when upholding the rights of straight people?

  2. So … hate groups with the word ‘Christian’ in their names are welcomed with open arms by the Charities Commission but an LGBT charity isn’t? OK. We get the picture…..

    1. Mumbo Jumbo 18 Nov 2013, 11:04pm

      The problem is that religion (and not just Christianity) is specifically mentioned in the legislation and is assumed to be charitable.

      1. Many ‘charities’ are specifically excluded by their charters from ‘charitable’ pursuits. Many ‘christian’ charities appear to exist PURELY to provide incomes for their officers. A glance at the Charities Commission website lists hundreds and hundreds of ‘christian’ charities. Some state their aim as ‘promoting christian belief’. An examination of their finances reveals every single penny raised goes in wages to the principals behind the organisation. Nothing whatsoever goes to ‘charity’ as most people understand the meaning of the word. It’s a disgrace and a con.

  3. Yes Truth, this is indeed an interesting decision. The Christian Institute funds the legal cases of so called Christians who claim discrimination and persecution. Why are they allowed to do this?

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 18 Nov 2013, 9:44pm

    A charity is not supposed to have any political activity yet Christian Concern’s mission is to introduce religion into Government, media and the law. If that’s not political, I don’t know what is, yet Andrea Minichiello Williams gets away with it. Look at her involvement in the equal marriage debate for starters, an political agitator to say the least, evil woman.

    1. I once tried to complain about The Christian Institute’s political activities. I got a less-than satisfactory answer from the Charities Commission. So I asked (a) which government minister oversees Charities and how would I become a ‘commissioner’. I never got a reply. All a bit suspicious, don’t you think ….?

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Nov 2013, 12:52pm

        Suspicious indeed, Truth. Once again, religion gets a free pass. I wonder what the religious and political affiliation is of the Charities’ Commissioner? Disgusting!

  5. Mumbo Jumbo 18 Nov 2013, 11:01pm

    I assume raping children and covering it up is a charitable aim otherwise I have no idea why the RC Church is a registered charity.

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