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Big Problem

"Big Problem" Continued...

Issue: "Brothers up in arms," Oct. 26, 2002

But there are still ways to battle back. Terry Fox, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Wichita, led a public protest against the Sedgwick County affiliate's new policy. His ground war generated protest e-mail from 42 states, and also resulted in the local United Way's allowing donors to opt out of giving to the Sedgwick agency. BBBSA directors not moved by arguments about child safety and parental assurance may pay attention to financial bottom lines.

"Our national office is trying to be really quiet about it," said one Midwestern BBBSA executive director who firmly opposes the new policy. "They're hoping that this will just go away.... We're trying not to let that happen."

Lynn Vincent
Lynn Vincent

Lynn is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine and the best-selling author of 10 non-fiction books.


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