Pro-life group's demise 'grossly overrated'
Operation Rescue says a fundraising
letter it distributed is being misreported by the media.
Media obtained a copy of the letter and then started placing stories
indicating Operation Rescue "is very close to shutting down unless
emergency help arrives soon" (Associated Press). That report quotes
Operation Rescue's Troy Newman as saying: "We're so broke (as the
saying goes), we can't even pay attention."
But Newman tells OneNewsNow that report is an exaggeration. "Rumors of
Operation Rescue's demise are grossly overrated -- and it's something
that the liberal left-wing media loves to salivate over," he states.
One report theorized the pro-life group suffered financially because of
its long campaign against late-term abortionist George Tiller, who was
murdered in May. AP refers to the murder as "a public relations
nightmare" for the group. But Newman says that is not true.
"The real impact upon us and all non-profits is that the economic
crisis, the recession that we're in that began late last year, has
impacted everybody, across the board, 30-40% down in their giving --
and Operation Rescue is no different," he adds.
Newman says there have been good and bad times during his 20 years of
ministry, but they rely first on the Lord and secondly on donors. The
end result, he shares, is that no bills have gone unpaid.
Contact: Charlie Butts
Date: September 17, 2009
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