Ohio Grinch steals Salvation Army kettle, saying 'I hate Christ...

Police in northwest Ohio say a man who claimed to hate Christmas swiped a Salvation Army red kettle full of donated money and pushed one of the charity's bell ringers to the ground when she tried to take it back. Full Story
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Smoke it

New York, NY

#1 Nov 30, 2009
Probably need to buy a rock of crack.

Since: Oct 09

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 30, 2009
Smoke it wrote:
Probably need to buy a rock of crack.
I mean, I get annoyed at the stupid bell ringing outside of every single grocery store too...but come on people, it's for a good cause. And who steals from the salvation army?!
pikkil47

Columbus, OH

#3 Nov 30, 2009
Have a holly jolly Christmas...it's the best time of the year...etc.
Maybe this brings a new meaning to "Jingle Bell ROCK"
rebel

Columbus, OH

#4 Nov 30, 2009
humans.....the species is damaged...this is disgusting.
Veteran from Columbus

New York, NY

#5 Nov 30, 2009
Karma is a MOFO, he should be very careful!
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#7 Nov 30, 2009
Twist his thumbs off!!
Michael W

Grand Prairie, TX

#8 Nov 30, 2009
rebel wrote:
humans.....the species is damaged...this is disgusting.
You can say that again! And again .. and again!
Marcia

London, OH

#9 Nov 30, 2009
Haaaa. Another person driven over the edge by religion. Imagine that....
Hey Now

United States

#10 Nov 30, 2009
I wouldn't be surprised to read that Goldman Sachs was behind this because they want to become the only charity case allowed.
dude

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 30, 2009
Maybe the Salvation Army needs a blinking light or something just slight less annoying than that bell.
Jay

Columbus, OH

#12 Nov 30, 2009
Gosh, I bet he was one of those little kiddies who never got what he wanted for Christmas and now resents the reminder of it.

Maybe if Salvation Army could try and help the man, it might make him a new person.
Pickerington

Columbus, OH

#13 Nov 30, 2009
I lived in California for 30 years , born and raised in Ohio for 17 years . I have in Calif. seen some crimes and bunk-o crimes that are unbelievable , while living there I brag about Ohio how decent and the morality people had and instill in their children , But since I return in these last few years it's like a flue virus spreading crime and it's sicking shameful some of the things that people do . I know times change but people do not change so ugly has the things that are being done . In Calif. you can get kill with 20 / 80 witnesses seeing who done it , but they will not try to help or even I.D. the person or persons that done it , people are just so cold there , not caring , compassionate at all you really have to watch your back . And this is coming from a person that live in upper class Manhatten Beach Ca. The Buckeyes need to really reclaim their state and try to at less get the ugly of crime out .

Love Ohio Always
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#14 Nov 30, 2009
Pickerington wrote:
The Buckeyes need to really reclaim their state and try to at less get the ugly of crime out .
That sounds like a great plan!
Cru Jones

Columbus, OH

#15 Nov 30, 2009
"for a good cause?" The Salvation Army is an ultra-conservative religious group with a stated goal to push their religion on people.

I'm all for helping the less fortunate but let's keep religion out of it.
Angry Young American

Circleville, OH

#16 Nov 30, 2009
Cru Jones wrote:
"for a good cause?" The Salvation Army is an ultra-conservative religious group with a stated goal to push their religion on people.
I'm all for helping the less fortunate but let's keep religion out of it.
I'll be glad to help the less fortunate- whre's the nearest atheist standing around ringing a bell next to a kettle this year?
Bob

Roswell, GA

#17 Nov 30, 2009
Cru Jones wrote:
"for a good cause?" The Salvation Army is an ultra-conservative religious group with a stated goal to push their religion on people.
I'm all for helping the less fortunate but let's keep religion out of it.
The problem with keeping religion out of it is that you lose alot of people donating time and money, because of their religion. you should hang out with the goofy broad from Powell that claims the thug that stold the money did it because of religion.
Someone

Columbus, OH

#18 Nov 30, 2009
Nobamalies wrote:
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I mean, I get annoyed at the stupid bell ringing outside of every single grocery store too...but come on people, it's for a good cause. And who steals from the salvation army?!
Someone in dire need of salvation!
Jay

Columbus, OH

#19 Nov 30, 2009
Cru Jones wrote:
"for a good cause?" The Salvation Army is an ultra-conservative religious group with a stated goal to push their religion on people.
I'm all for helping the less fortunate but let's keep religion out of it.
This story had nothing to do with their religious views, conservative or otherwise. Why bring it up? I see no connection to this situation.

Regardless of what their spiritual doctrine and views are, they are in fact helping people who are desperately in need of assistance. Whether that needy person is a Christian or not is irrelevant to Salvation Army, nor is it a prerequisite for getting assistance.

You comment was uncalled for, based on assumption and prejudice. And I hope you never find yourself in a situation where YOU need assistance. But should you ever, be assured Salvation Army will be there for you NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE!

Since: Oct 09

Columbus, OH

#20 Nov 30, 2009
Cru Jones wrote:
"for a good cause?" The Salvation Army is an ultra-conservative religious group with a stated goal to push their religion on people.
I'm all for helping the less fortunate but let's keep religion out of it.
Really? Why do we need to keep religion out of it? Don't donate to them if you don't want to. Go start your atheist donation, and I will stay away from those. Will that make you feel more equal?

It's not even about religion...it's about a very lame man STEALING donations. Get your head outta your a**. Not everything has to go back to religion/race.
D in Cbus

Springboro, OH

#21 Nov 30, 2009
I'm not at all religious, nor do I care to have somebody impose their religious viewpoints on me.

But seriously -- it's the Salvation Army. If somebody wants to raise money to help the less fortunate, I couldn't care less if they were Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, or atheist. The money still goes for a good cause, doesn't it?

Religion is a positive influence when it is used to spur caring and compassion for your fellow human beings. Religion is only bad when it is used as a tool to justify violence, greed, control, or oppression. I fail to see how the Salvation Army promotes the latter.

You may not agree with their religious viewpoints, but that doesn't mean the money isn't going towards a good cause. Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Not to mention the fact that stealing is wrong, especially stealing from a charity, no matter what church you attend (or don't attend). It's common sense, people! Of course, common sense is a bit of an oxymoron these days.

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