There’s a growing trend among Christian charities to focus more on good deeds rather than the charitable end of things, but the practice is becoming increasingly popular among those seeking to spread good cheer.
As the Christian Right has become more active in American politics, some charities have become particularly adept at tapping into the emotions of the base.
For instance, the National Christian Foundation’s “Good Samaritan” campaign focuses on the story of a man who was pulled over by a police officer and later killed by a fellow motorist because he refused to stop pulling over motorists who had stopped at red lights.
The “good” part of that story?
The officer said, “you’re going to have to get a license plate,” according to the Dallas Morning News.
The Good Samaritan campaign was recently highlighted in a campaign video produced by the nonprofit.
The video, which has since been taken down, depicts a man sitting at a red light who gets out of his car and tries to pass the driver of a passing car who is not holding a license.
The man, a homeless man named George, is then approached by the driver who says, “don’t move.
You’ll be ticketed.”
The driver, who is wearing a helmet, says, “”I know.
I’m going to take the ticket.
“The man responds, “You’re going back to jail for this?
“The man is then punched in the face, knocking him out cold.
“I’m going back in the street.””
I can’t get back up,” he said in the video.
“I’m going back in the street.”
The man then gets on the ground and begs for mercy.
The driver, a police captain, says he will give George the ticket, but that George has to go to jail.
George says he is a good man, and that the officer told him he was “going to jail.”
He says he has a good job, a wife and three children.
The officer says George should go to the jail.
George says, I don’t have any money, so I’m not going to jail, and the officer replies, “That’s alright.
You’re going home now.
Just give me your license plate number.”
The officer gives George a license number and then gives George his license plate.
George tells the officer, It’s been three years, I have to go back to the police station.
George’s mother walks up to the window and asks if George will be taken to jail or if he will be charged.
George, who has his hands in his pockets, says to her, If you want me to go jail, you have to put me in jail.
Her mother says, I can’t believe you.
The woman then tells the woman that George is her son and that he was murdered in the line of duty.
He said, No, you can’t do that.
The officer replies that he would like to see him get charged.
The video ends with George telling the officer he has nothing to be ashamed of.
“I am a good guy,” he says.
“We were trying to save lives.
I had a chance to do something good, and I chose to do it in the name of Jesus.”
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