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St Vincent de Paul Society Redfern
I am writing to express my concern at the current state of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Redfern. This branch - "Vinnies Retro" as it styles itself - has taken to decorating its premises with the images of Hindu gods.
Approaching them directly, I was informed that their action was in the interests of "tolerance".
Tolerance? What about the Bible's words, "I am the Lord your God ... You shall have no other gods before me" (Exod. 20:2-3)?
I hope I am not the only Catholic who finds this action scandalous, particularly on the part of a Catholic charity. Having lodged a complaint with their head office some weeks ago, I am alarmed by their inaction and find this departure from the St Vincent de Paul charism most disturbing.
Keep up the good work. AD2000 is a great publication.
Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 18 No 7 (August 2005), p. 16
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