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Google Cuts Churches Out Of Nonprofit Program
Christianity Today ^ | d 8/25/2011 | Matt Branaugh

Posted on 08/27/2011 6:50:11 AM PDT by daniel1212

Brian Young had big plans for his church's IT strategy. But his vision suffered a serious setback this summer after Google Inc. altered its nonprofit program to prohibit all churches and religious organizations from participating.

For years, the search and software giant individually offered some of its products—including its office software and popular Gmail—for free or discounted use to qualifying nonprofits. Eligibility requirements varied by product, but churches and faith-based groups were welcome to use some.

All of that changed in mid-March when the company launched "Google for Nonprofits." The new initiative united a robust set of Google's tools into one program, but it also came with new guidelines that excluded numerous entities, including schools, political thinktanks, churches, proselytizing groups, and any organization that considers religion or sexual orientation in hiring decisions.

(Excerpt) Read more at christianitytoday.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: correct; google; internet; political
While Google has a right to decide to exclude whom it may from using its free programs and services (which are many), its exclusion of ideological groups that believe in discrimination is itself an manifestation of one.
1 posted on 08/27/2011 6:50:14 AM PDT by daniel1212
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To: Quix; RnMomof7; smvoice; metmom; 1000 silverlings; HarleyD; bkaycee; blue-duncan; boatbums; caww; ..

Ping


2 posted on 08/27/2011 6:51:04 AM PDT by daniel1212 ( "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out," Acts 3:19)
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To: daniel1212

didn’t google say that The Algorithm is god or something like that?


3 posted on 08/27/2011 6:52:15 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: daniel1212

Hypocrites never see their own hypocrisy.


4 posted on 08/27/2011 6:57:18 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: daniel1212
Google: the premier search engine of the coming, one-world government. The go-to search engine of the Godless New World Order.

Google: out front and on the cutting edge of the looming world where no one will be encumbered by Christ or Christianity.

5 posted on 08/27/2011 6:59:27 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking...." (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: daniel1212

Dump google.... maybe have it nationalized by zero


6 posted on 08/27/2011 6:59:55 AM PDT by pointsal
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To: the invisib1e hand

Hypocrisy is ok for some of us.


7 posted on 08/27/2011 7:03:57 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: daniel1212

Google - no Easter logo
Obama - no Easter message

But Ramadan message.

Seriously - how much data is enough to conclude?


8 posted on 08/27/2011 7:19:47 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: daniel1212

Just Google living up to their motto (as they do when they trample on privacy rights)

“Do ... evil”


9 posted on 08/27/2011 7:27:36 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Huh? (Do Evil is their motto?)

WHAT ALTERNATIVES ARE THERE??

Free Republic should spin off a search engine company


10 posted on 08/27/2011 7:33:35 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Mr. K

What search engine company may be less liberal than Google?
Yahoo (we know AOL is no good), any other ideas?


11 posted on 08/27/2011 7:47:54 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: ecomcon
Hypocrisy:
Like claiming to be conservative and demanding hand outs?

Article:
“While church leaders may be startled by Google’s changes, corporations often exclude faith-based groups from their philanthropic programs or restrict who can qualify, said Lloyd Mayer, a professor at Notre Dame Law School.”

12 posted on 08/27/2011 7:58:33 AM PDT by Gun142 (Where Will You Be When You Get Where You're Going? -- Jerry Clower)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I agree....and we know how often the ceo’s meet with Obama and his crew.......notice how often Obamas “vote for me” ads pop up on so many sites...they are fully in his corner.


13 posted on 08/27/2011 8:07:15 AM PDT by caww
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To: princess leah
What search engine company may be less liberal than Google?

Good question maybe some of our well informed Freepers can share.

14 posted on 08/27/2011 8:08:56 AM PDT by caww
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To: Gun142

A professor at a university can always be located to spout whatever is it that one needs to be said to support any given agenda.

It is one of the things that (IMHO) got us into the situation we are in now - relying on the guidance from a selected insular academic elite that dwells in a world of theory and is largely divorced from the realities of life outside their nicely manicured campus quadrangles.


15 posted on 08/27/2011 8:57:13 AM PDT by Senator John Blutarski
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To: daniel1212

I think Google is a classic case of

Marxist/globalist “good old boy club” strategies and methods.

The “System” detects or facilitates some rising star . . . whether Bill Gates or Apple or Google founders etc.

They sanction and support the rising star at all the upper levels of power . . . insuring his wealth etc. and insuring their control over the new sphere of life—in this case, a VERY powerful sphere.

It doesn’t really matter what the beliefs and perspectives are of the initial rising star. If he doesn’t happen to believe in Marxist globalist priorities and values—they’ll either buy him out [the options of refusing to be bought out are not all pretty by any means]. Or, if he’s not all that political and is willing to comply with their demands, they may allow him to stay at the helm of his new industry.

There are special places in hell reserved for such satanic goons.


16 posted on 08/27/2011 9:09:55 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: daniel1212; humblegunner

So end-of-the-world-is-just-around-the-corner bloggers won’t get paid for blog hits? What a tragedy.


17 posted on 08/27/2011 9:14:23 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Mr. K

Bing, Yahoo

Or, better yet, use Scroogle. http://scroogle.org/


18 posted on 08/27/2011 9:32:24 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Eldon Tyrell
Seriously - how much data is enough to conclude?

more obama data, if you need it:

Stranger than Fiction

The "capture" of Osama bin Laden: who really believes the story as it was told? Besides the hopelessly credulous, that is.

Recently had a conversation with someone who speculated that the death was faked with the complicity of President Obama. The someone reports that one very credible source had a brother on the ship from which the body was allegedly "buried at sea," and reports that he neither saw nor heard anything of the sort while on the ship at that very time. A gag order was issued out of "reverence." But nobody saw anything.

The interesting feature of this thesis is that it's at least as plausible as the one that was served by the media.


19 posted on 08/27/2011 10:42:53 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: PAR35

Google is now worthless. I used to be able to enter a phone number and see the owner. Now I get a list of phone number search sites. Most product searches now result in more search sites.


20 posted on 08/27/2011 11:02:52 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Yes, they now pimp their advertisers rather than provide information. I do use Google maps, but again the ratio of static to information is fairly high.


21 posted on 08/27/2011 11:29:17 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: princess leah

http://www.ixquick.com/


22 posted on 08/27/2011 6:45:16 PM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: caww

http://www.ixquick.com/


23 posted on 08/27/2011 6:46:05 PM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: LowOiL

Thank you very much LowOil.....I will try this very soon!


24 posted on 08/27/2011 9:23:24 PM PDT by caww
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To: daniel1212
A man dies and stands before St. Peter, said St. Peter "it looks like you've been a bad boy so you are going to hell".
The man asks Peter, "what's hell like?"
St. Peter says "Google it".
25 posted on 08/27/2011 9:35:25 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: daniel1212

I’m of the mind we’re going to see more and more control of the internet.....and less and less will we see Christian sites represented.


26 posted on 08/27/2011 9:51:49 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I found that a problem, so i made my own custom search engine, by God’s grace. http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/Select_Apologetical_Links.html


27 posted on 08/28/2011 11:15:25 PM PDT by daniel1212 ( "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out," Acts 3:19)
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To: daniel1212

Well I’ll just have to refer to that now that you’ve made it known... if you don’t mind....although we might all be better off developing our own as well...I fear one day the information just won’t be accessible. However I do have plenty of Bibles.


28 posted on 08/29/2011 12:23:37 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

“However I do have plenty of Bibles.”

Well, some extreme leftists would restrict that, http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=20273

http://www.bcrevolution.ca/bible_ruled_%27hate_literature%27.htm:

The Bible can be construed as hate literature if placed in a particular context, according to a Canadian provincial court.

The Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatchewan upheld a 2001 ruling by that province’s human rights tribunal that fined a man for submitting a newspaper ad that included citations of four Bible verses.

A columnist noted in the Edmonton Journal last week that the Dec. 11 ruling generated virtually no news stories and “not a single editorial.”

And http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/print-edition-article-detail.php?id_art=6752&pricat_art=1,

Christian Sailer and Gert-Joachim Hetzel, two lawyers belonging to the “Universal Life” sect, have asked the ministry of family affairs to classify the Bible as inappropriate literature for children. The application was rejected by Minister Christine Bergmann.


29 posted on 08/30/2011 9:44:02 AM PDT by daniel1212 ( "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out," Acts 3:19)
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To: daniel1212

WOW....it’s looking pretty bad when they lable the Bible as hate literature. But then we have seen this coming when they passed the “hate bill”.

No doubt our churches will also be monitored.

So when do you think the church will have to go underground?


30 posted on 08/30/2011 10:27:12 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

It will be progressive for the remnant, unless a great awakening take place, which it seems would take a lot of judgment to do, and if we were being the single-hearted light we should be then we might have been driven underground by now if the US did not respond to grace by repentance faith in the Lord Jesus.


31 posted on 08/30/2011 4:57:10 PM PDT by daniel1212 ( "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out," Acts 3:19)
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