Religious Right Sites Mum on Tsunami Help

John Aravosis at AmericaBlog checked websites for leading religious organizations on the right and the left to see how they were handling appeals for aid for victims of the Christmas tsunami. Here’s what he found when he check rightwing sites:

A quick review of the home pages of the top sites of the religious right:

American Family Association has one small news story up, not even something they themselves wrote, and no appeal for money. The only “action alert” is about the Ten Commandments. I guess AFA is only truly concerned about the American family:

The Family Research Council has nothing about the Tsunami. Their headline is about “activist judges.”

Traditional Values Coalition has a very small link or two from WorldNetDaily about the Tsunami, but the link is BURIED on their page. No apparent appeal for money for the victims. But lots of news about the homosexual agenda, which apparently is a bigger calamity than 150,000 dead in Asia.

Concerned Women for America, not a thing. Though they do have an essay about how the media has lost is sense of morality. Apparently the CWFA is only concerned about American women.

Pat Robertson’s Web site. Nothing.

Jerry Falwell’s Web site has nothing, even though he did post an updated letter from himself dated December 30, days after the Tsunami hit.

National Association of Evangelicals, nothing.

Focus on the Family to its credit does have a prominent link to give money. I wonder how long that’s been up.

Conversely, sites operated by politically liberal religious groups – The Interfaith Alliance, Soulforce, Metropolitan Community Church, United Church of Christ and the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism – had appeals for aid up front and center on their sites.


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