Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Toys for Tots rejects talking Jesus dolls

CNN reported A talking Jesus doll has been turned down by the Marine Reserves' Toys for Tots program. A Los Angeles company offered to donate 4,000 of the 1-foot-tall dolls, which quote Bible verses, for distribution to needy children this holiday season. The battery-powered Jesus is one of several dolls manufactured by one2believe, a division of the Valencia-based Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co., based on biblical figures.

I wonder if they accept Jihadi dolls?
But the charity balked because of the dolls' religious nature. Toys are donated to kids based on financial need and "we don't know anything about their background, their religious affiliations," said Bill Grein, vice president of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, in Quantico, Virginia. As a government entity, Marines "don't profess one religion over another," Grein said Tuesday. "We can't take a chance on sending a talking Jesus doll to a Jewish family or a Muslim family."
Would you give them a stuffed pig like Porky Pig, or a stuffed dog like Pluto. That would offend a Muslim. And is it just the Jesus doll you are blocking? They also have a Moses doll, and Moses is key in Christianity, Judiasm, and Islam.

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