The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Legal Center is threatening to sue public schools that are participating in a program run by Frank Graham’s “Samaritan’s Purse” group to collect toys and distribute them to needy kids. Nothing wrong that that by itself – that is praiseworthy and noble. But, the gifts come with a string – the kids are given “Pledges to Christianity” to sign. Worse yet, the parents and kids that donated the gifts were often in the dark about the Christianity Pledges.
Isn’t it ironic that Frank Graham named his group “Samaritan’s Purse”? In biblical times, the Samaritans practiced their religion differently and were despised by the Jews for being different. The whole point of Parable of the Good Samaritan is that people of different beliefs are worthy and capable of doing good.