Name an aethist Group that did this.

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    Religious beliefs trump hurricane relief

    CLEWISTON — Hurricane victims who wanted water had some difficulty finding it at a relief station in Clewiston Friday. The volunteer group running a supply center doesn't like the company that donated the water, so they decided not to give it to those in line for help.



    Twenty-two pallets of the canned water, distributed free by beer company Anheuser-Busch, bears the company's label – and members of the Southern Baptist Convention refused to hand it out to those in need.



    Resident lined up for miles to receive food and water at the distribution point. But the water was left on the sidelines by the Alabama-based group.



    "The pastor didn't want to hand out the Budweiser cans to people and that's his prerogative and I back him 100-percent," said SBC volunteer John Cook.



    The SBC felt it was inappropriate to give the donation out, and they weren't happy when NBC2 wanted to know why.



    "Why do you want to make that the issue? That's not the issue. The issue is that we're here trying to help people," Cook said.



    No one disagrees with that, but the Red Cross says Anheuser-Busch is also trying to help.



    The water has been available all along, but the SBC volunteers set it aside and few people knew it was available.



    While the SBC is standing its ground, the Red Cross says water is water and they're now handing out the supplies.



    The vice-president of operations for Anheuser-Busch, Mike Harding, released a statement on the donation Friday reading:



    “As we have seen numerous times in recent years, safe drinking water is a critical need following natural disasters such as Hurricane Wilma. At the request of various relief agencies, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers have donated more than 9 million cans of drinking water since Hurricane Katrina hit in August, and when called on, we’ll continue to provide water to all victims of Wilma as long as it’s needed.”



    "I don't think it makes a difference who gives it out. It's going to a good cause. It's going to help everyone," said storm victim Lisa Simmons.

    And many victims are grateful Anheuser-Busch is stepping in to help.



    UPDATE: Late Friday, as NBC2 was leaving Clewiston, we saw two members of the SBC handing out the canned water alongside the Red Cross.


    http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=4747



    I guess atheists don't need to parade their charity around like a neon sign while limiting aid because a beer company donated supplies....


    but hey, gongrats on that. Make sure to forward that to jesus.
     
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    So you can not find a group and instead cite irrelevant stuff? Par from the course from you.
     
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    it's irrelevant to point out how christians filter their "help" according to who is donating material despite rampant need for supplies?


    geee.. and here I was thinking you wanted to highlight christian "charity"


    How many athiest groups REQUIRE a dogma filter before they will help the needy?


    Sorry, didn't mean to make your bible explode.
     
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    That depends entirely on the Christian organization. The church I used to go to did not have a list of requirements for those who needed help other than they needed help.

    The narrow-minded, bigotted people who call themselves Chrstians but have dumb little rules of their own making that discriminate against the needy are hardly acting in a Christ-like manner.
     
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    indeed, thankfully, you don't see athiest rubbing that in the face of christianity....


    ...until a christian wants to throw stones about who is more charitable.


    Not only is AB, hands down, the best domestic widescale lager in America but I guess their effort to help katrina victims is less significant than a christian organization skimming 1 million from the tithing plate.

    It's exactly this kind of "christianity" as conveyed by RGS that helps atheism grow.

    THANKS, dude! we don't even expect 10%!
     
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    The ACLU and democrat party.
     
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    yup.

    It's nice to see intelligent posts...

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    You an atheist?
     

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