Each week 2ndVote takes a look at popular companies that score poorly and then try to provide alternatives that either better align with your 2ndVote values or should be avoided to the best of your ability. This series is called The Company Contrast – Navigating the Non-Profits, and the organization we will be focusing on this week is Samaritan’s Purse (4.42).
With Charity being a Christian virtue, many 2ndVoters often ask about which nonprofits align with their values, and for updates on some of our known bad actors. One of our most recommended nonprofits, and one of 2ndVotes ally organizations, is Samaritan’s Purse. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has been a staple amongst humanitarian aid organizations, operating in various countries. They also engage in favorable activism themselves. Samaritan’s Purse earns high marks on the issues of Life and Basic Freedoms based on their pro-life beliefs, their donations to permanency resource centers, and their frequent monetary support of other churches. CEO, Franklin Graham’s, public position against gun control also nets them points on the 2nd Amendment. And finally, Samaritan’s Purse regularly supports Christian schools and faith-based education, earning good standing on the issue of Education. So for those that are seeking a worthy cause to support, look no further than Samaritan’s Purse!
On the other hand, organizations like the National Urban League (1.52) serve as prime examples of how nonprofit organizations use their influence and reach to push leftist agendas. Initially devised as a civil rights organization, the National Urban League’s activism often serves different, sometimes entirely opposite purposes. To start, they heavily oppose legislation and proposed RFRA policies that are meant to bolster religious liberty protections for all Americans. Secondly, the National Urban League is a member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), which directly opposes 2nd Amendment rights to concealed carry for protection, and actively advocates for the repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws. Membership with other organizations that support sanctuary cities, as well as their independent support of Common Core standards, earn the National Urban League poor scores on Civil-Safe Society and Education as well. As a result, this nonprofit should be avoided entirely.
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