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    Posted: 20 January 2011 at 1:25pm


Anyone living in the vicinity needs to help this "SOUP KITCHEN" with cash or kind donations if one is able!

Anti-Terrorism Begins at Home

Viva House refuses to sign United Way "loyalty oath"Thumbs%20Up


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A local charity is refusing to certify that it does not use United Way funds to support terrorism, saying the request smacks of McCarthyism.

Brendan Walsh and Willa Bickham, who since 1968 have operated Viva House soup kitchen and food pantry on the city’s west side, say they were surprised to receive a letter in December from the United Way of Central Maryland asking them to sign and return an “Anti-Terrorism Compliance Measures” form or risk losing money that was pledged to them.

“It’s tantamount to signing a loyalty oath,” Walsh says.

For many years Viva House has gotten small amounts through United Way, the couple says. The most recent check, for $625, came in June. But never before has the United Way sent any correspondence like it did on Dec. 6.




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Interesting; sounds like good ethical folks, but I'd sign and take the money - given their cause and objective to feed the poor.  What's the big deal?  Do we really bother to read half the stuff we sign for anyway these days...?  I wonder how local media picked-up on this story.  I guess Walsh contacted them.  Wow, really taking a stand on this one.

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 Sure he would have signed if he was pocketing it, likes of United Way execs!

Takes a steely spin and high character to stand up to the agents of big brother...
para # 9 of the link?


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