Ohio Grinch steals Salvation Army ket...

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

There are 44 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 30, 2009, titled Ohio Grinch steals Salvation Army kettle, saying 'I hate Christ.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

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.

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Vinny

Columbus, OH

#22 Nov 30, 2009
To legally steal you have to have a name like Haliburton or KBR or Bush
tim the hunter

United States

#23 Nov 30, 2009
Marcia wrote:
Haaaa. Another person driven over the edge by religion. Imagine that....
Another liberal with something stupid to say, imagine that.......
Mike

Tipp City, OH

#24 Nov 30, 2009
I would surmise that the "annoying" bell makes you salivate...

This piece is about a low life thief...the SA is the victim...it is a shame that someone would stoop that low...and that you would "stoop" this low as well...

dude wrote:
Maybe the Salvation Army needs a blinking light or something just slight less annoying than that bell.
tim the hunter

United States

#25 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.
Time for your meds Cru Jones, your getting off subject. This is about a guy stealing money that goes to a good cause not about your leftist hatred for Christianity. Go give to those giving atheist. Oh wait there are none.
tim the hunter

United States

#26 Nov 30, 2009
Marcia wrote:
Haaaa. Another person driven over the edge by religion. Imagine that....
Sounds like Marcia condones stealing as long as it's affliliated with religion. Idiot.
Joe

Lehigh Acres, FL

#27 Nov 30, 2009
It takes all kinds, what a scuz.
THOMAS

Palo Alto, CA

#28 Nov 30, 2009
I don't understand all those people that "hate Christmas". I mean, you can be an atheist and that is fine, but why the hate towards Christians and this celebration?

I bet this guy takes a week off at the end of December. Him and some of those atheists should work on Dec 25 at a regular pay. That would be a good way to protest the Christmas holiday and put their money where their mouth is.
Jeff

Columbus, OH

#29 Nov 30, 2009
tim the hunter wrote:
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Another liberal with something stupid to say, imagine that.......

Another conservative who thinks that all liberals are atheists and all atheists are liberals. Wrong on both accounts. Imagine that...
tim the hunter

United States

#30 Nov 30, 2009
Jeff wrote:
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Another conservative who thinks that all liberals are atheists and all atheists are liberals. Wrong on both accounts. Imagine that...
No I don't believe I said that. The majority of those whom are atheists are in fact liberal thinkers. No I am not a conservative nor much of a Christian, nice try.
Reader

Columbus, OH

#31 Nov 30, 2009
Jay wrote:
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.
And the rather wonderful irony is that once convicted, time served and released, the Salvation Army will in fact be available to assist the guy if the guy is so inclined. Glad they were able to catch up with him.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#32 Nov 30, 2009
"Salvation a la mode, and a cup of tea"
Mister Grinch

New Philadelphia, OH

#34 Nov 30, 2009
Dude! Talk about someone who's going to get a lump of coal in his stocking!

Did he have green fur?

Since: Aug 09

Toledo, OH

#35 Nov 30, 2009
Angry Young American wrote:
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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?
There are various atheist groups that help out with charity work. I doubt they could get away with ringing a bell like the SA does, because people like yourself would probably accuse them of being dishonest/ripping people off/not being legit/going to Hell/etc.
ern

United States

#36 Nov 30, 2009
cru jones stated that the Salvation Army was pushing religion. Don't like it CRU? Walk on by and you wont have to write about it.
ern

United States

#37 Nov 30, 2009
During WWII and Korea guess who was serving coffee and donuts and sandwiches to the troops FREE. Guess which outfit wasn't. The Red Cross. I give to the Salvation Army by mail and every time I hear the bell outside a store.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#38 Nov 30, 2009
Jim wrote:
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Then, shut the **** up!
Good to see the Christmas spirit filling people already. It's the happiest time of the year!
Wreck the Cru

New Philadelphia, OH

#39 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.
Cru...you've posted some stupid stuff in the past, but wow! This has to be in your top 10 of all-time stupid comments.

Let me tell you why I *always* put cash in the red kettle:

The Salvation Army helps ANYONE regardless of their spiritual beliefs.

The interesting thing about this organization and its impressive track record of taking people off the streets and turning them into productive citizens is, they demand accountability. You don't just sit on your arse moaning and whining about how bad your life is. Their system of charity truly is a hand-up, not a handout.

How do I know? They were able to help my brother when NOTHING else worked. Trust me; we tried everything. Finally, tough love was the only option, and he ended up on the street.(Don't tell me it sounds cold until you've been in our shoes.)

The Salvation Army took him in. That was three years ago.

Now, for the first time in 20 years, this person has a job, his own place to live (non-subsidized), and a real life. And guess what: he's a hardcore left-wing atheist. Huh. Imagine that! Guess they didn't "push their religion" too hard, now did they?

I have an idea for you, Cru: Next time you have a thought, make sure to flush twice.
Mr Brady Calling

Marengo, OH

#40 Nov 30, 2009
Marcia wrote:
Haaaa. Another person driven over the edge by religion. Imagine that....
Marcia! Marcia Marcia!
John Deere Man

United States

#41 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?!
ring!ring!ring!ring!ring!ring! ring!ring!ring!ring!ring!ring! ring!ring!ring!ring!ring!ring! ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding! ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding! ding!ding! oh please give me some money!, ring ading ding!ring ading ding please give me some money to by a bottle of thunderbird!ring ading! ding!.
just my opinion

Columbus, OH

#42 Nov 30, 2009
I like the sounds of the holiday season, and those bells ringing are a wonderful part of this season.

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