Red Cross To Be Renamed Red Swastika?

Another once respected charity abandones its mission to focus on promoting bosses left wing political agenda.

The Red Cross is getting some well deserved stick after sacking 71 year old Brian Barkley, a volunteer for over twenty years. His crime was to have an opinion that differed from the politically correct dogma espoused by the self righteous, self interested left wing troughers who line their pockets via generous expenses and salaries for running the charity. .

Mr. Barkley, was seen by the Politically Correct Thought Police while protesting against gay marriage outside Wakefield Catheral. He was not involved in Red Cross activities nor was he in any way identifying himself as a member of The Red Cross.

A motion has been tabled in the House of Commons expressing “deep concern” at Barkley’s treatment and urging the charity to reinstate him.

Coalition for Marriage (C4M), which led the campaign against redefining marriage in the United Kingdom, says that it has received nearly 50,000 messages in support of Mr. Barkley and that many people are considering boycotting the charity. (I’d like to join the boycott but I have boycotted The Red Cross for years, ever since I found out how much of the money we donate directly or via out taxes is taken up by the generous salaries and bonuses the scumsuckers management pay themselves.)

Newspaper reports state that Mr Barkley had been photographed mounting a one-man protest outside Wakefield Cathedral, holding a placard reading “No same-sex marriage”, in May this year after the gay weddings took place in the UK. This is still allegedly a free country and he is antitled to his opinion. as in so many other recent cases, nobody seems to have told the authoritarian left what free speech actually means.

The Red Cross summoned him before a disciplinary panel where he was told his actions went against the group’s values.

A spokesman for C4M said that although Mr Barkley has not called for a boycott of the Red Cross, he does remain “deeply upset” at his treatment after working with it for many years.

However, the charity said in a statement that it did not dismiss Mr Barkley “specifically for his views on same sex marriage”, although it did fear his stance would have a “negative impact on the way its services are delivered to a particular community.”

Colin Hart of C4M is not impressed, though. He said: “This is a shocking case – Bryan was a senior volunteer, undertaking very complicated and technical work for the Red Cross.

“For nearly two decades he helped to reunite people with lost family members. Yet after voicing his opposition to the Government’s undemocratic plans to rip up the traditional definition of marriage he was fired.

“He broke no law and his only crime seems to have been that he was one of the millions of ordinary people who opposed this change. There has never been any suggestion that Mr Barkley acted inappropriately while at the charity, or even pushed his views while volunteering.

“Indeed just 24 hours before he was notified of a disciplinary meeting, he attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace with other volunteers, employees and supporters of this organisation.”

The Red Brigade Cross has responded, by whining self righteously and hypocritically that Mr Bickley’s supporters are distracting the organisation from its work dealing with international disasters.

A spokeswoman said: “The British Red Cross is working internationally tackling enormous issues like the Ebola crisis, Syria and the food crisis in South Sudan.

“Orchestrated actions like this inevitably divert us from our humanitarian mission.”

In response to the final two statements above Boggart Blog asks and how do the Red Cross hypocrites feel about their ‘humanitarian mission’ helping people in South Sudan, Syria or the nations affected by the ebola crisis who believe homosexuals should be stoned to death. Because that, I have read, is the majority view in those societies.

UPDATE

The Great British rake-off… what really happens to the billions YOU donate to charity

The figures are astonishing. There are more than 195,289 registered charities in the UK that raise and spend close to £80 billion a year. Together, they employ more than a million staff – more than our car, aerospace and chemical sectors – and make 13 billion ‘asks’ for money every year, the equivalent of 200 for each of us in the UK.

But many charities have become hungry monsters, needing ever more of our money to feed their own ambitions. And while registered charities claim that almost 90p in every pound donated is spent on ‘charitable activities’, many spend at least half their income on management, strategy development, campaigning and fundraising – not what most of us would consider ‘good causes [Continue reading]

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