Toys for Tots

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The Toys for Tots program is one of the more successful programs out there, it is successful because it exploits Christmas and Christian charity. But yesterday Toys For Tots added another toy to their list of banned toys…Jesus or any other Religious figures! Now at first glance this may seem like a non-issue, after all it could be offensive if a muslim or jewish child got a Jesus Doll for …Christmas…? Wait I thought Christmas was a Christian holiday…? So how can receiving a Jesus Doll in celebration of Christmas be offensive? Did I miss some memo that said the Jewish and Muslim communities were embracing Christianity and now adding Christmas to their list of Holy Days? Think not. Perhaps I missed something about the Toys for Tots program but no, “We can’t take a chance on sending a talking Jesus doll to a Jewish family or a Muslim family,” said Bill Grein of Toys for Tots. An interesting quote considering that ALL of the promotional material on the Toys for Tots program refers to Christmas. Now mind you they don’t use the word but Santa is everywhere. There isn’t a single piece of material on their website or that I have seen anywhere that doesn’t have Santa or a Christmas tree. Sounds like they want to exploit Christian charity to me. If not where are their posters with manoras and or…the koran? Perhaps that is just an oversight. If the Marines and the Toys for Tots program isn’t exploiting Christian charity then why don’t they run their toys drives in say July?

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