Toys for Tots won't take Jesus dolls: SouthFlorida.com

A company that sells Bible-quoting Jesus dolls said it was surprised and disappointed that the Marine Reserves' Toys for Tots program turned down its offer to donate 4,000 of the talking dolls. Full Story
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miffed

Pompano Beach, FL

#132 Nov 26, 2006
PHL wrote:
Which of the ten commandments? Guess having a PHD in Religion I must have missed something. <quoted text>
That depends on the version of the ten commandments you follow generally the first and or second commandment. here is the text from the bible which also varies from bible to bible but they all pretty much all forbid a talking jesus doll

" Exodus 20:1-4 1Then God spoke all these words: 2I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3you shall have no other gods before me. 4You shall not make for yourself an image, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."
What the H

United States

#133 Nov 26, 2006
This is all crazy! You are all missing the point. The Marines Toys for Tots were caught playing the PC game! They were trying to play it safe & they were called on that.
The OBJECTIVE of the Marines TFT program is to give out 'Christmas presents' during the 'Christmas Holiday' to needy children. Obviously it's a Christ-related reason so a Christ-related toy should have been ok. But all the PC bull is what takes the fun out of giving. So they backtracked.
It does not matter if you like the doll-idea or not! Stop playing Politically-correct BS games.
SSGT

Virginia Beach, VA

#134 Dec 4, 2006
TOYS FOR TOTS IS AN AWESOME ANNUAL EVENT HELD BY THE US MARINES. THERE ARE MANY TOYS THAT WE CAN'T GIVE TO A CHILD. TOY KNIVES, GUNS, ANY WEAPONS, RELIGOUS ITEMS, OR SEX RELATED ITEMS. WE ALL VOLUNTEER EACH YEAR AS MARINES TO COLLECT, SORT, AND DISTRUBUTE TOYS TO NEEDY CHILDREN.IT THOSE RELIGIOUS JESUS DOLL PEOPLE WANT TO GIVE THE DOLLS OUT THEN LET THEM DISTRIBUTE THEM TO THE PUBLIC. IF WE DID HAND THE DOLLS OUT THEM WE WOULD CAUSE MORE CONTROVERSY THAN IF WE DIDN'T HAND THEM OUT. I AM A MARINE HERE IN WEST PALM BEACH AND I DO BELIEVE IN GOD AND HELPING PEOPLE. EVERYONE STOP ACTING LIKE AN ACLU GIRL.
SSGT

Virginia Beach, VA

#135 Dec 4, 2006
Gabriel wrote:
I think this is just wrong. Who is Toys for Tots to decide who can have the doll? I think the Marines should deliver them anyway, what Jew or Muslim would refuse a Talkin' Plastic Jesus when it's delivered on the barrel of an Abrams tank?
Why don't you get out there ae=nd do something for your community and see how many crybabies like you there really are. And by the way...Marines don't have Abrams tanks. The ARMY does though. See....some people want to cry about the military but don't know crap about it.
M_ Accius

United States

#138 Dec 6, 2006
Whatever the real reson for rejecting the talking dolls only the organization will know. However, if they reviewed a doll and did not like or maybe thought that the doll said something that some other religion would get offened of, then I agree to not accept them. Either way this is a free country and every religion should be respected and not blamed for an act like rejecting dolls.
Ann

North Miami Beach, FL

#140 Oct 2, 2009
Joe wrote:
A direct quote from the MArines Toys for Tots Website:
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
MISSION: The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
They give the toys as CHRISTmas gifts. So why did they refuse CHRIST dolls?
Yes you are correct. There mission is in plan English. This is a Christian holiday, the birth of Jesus Christ. People of other religions know this and they must respect it as we respect their holiday clebrations in our own country. This is going a bit too far in pushing our most High Holy Holiday in this country under a rug. Shame on the Marines and all of you that agree with this terrible decision they made.God help you all.

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