I have a question about giving money to the Church:
There are two parts to this question:
We have a coptic Church in the diaspora where the priest has openly said that money from the Church will go to help bring illegal immigrants to the country. There are already 100's of illegal immigrants in this Church, and the priest's logic is that he feels its unfair that they are not illegal also when others are illegal.
I personally feel that this is not something we should be encouraging - and its REALLY putting me off giving money to that Church.
Even though these immigrants may be Coptic, they end up getting papers to stay in the Country by paying a woman money to marry her, they get divorced etc.. and marry someone else Coptic.
I just wish to add one thing also:
Egyptians, when they come to the west, especially illegally, do not really contribute to the society they are in, and nor do they have any respect for it (from what I've seen). They do not integrate, nor respect the culture of their host country. I'm not sure if this is even good for them anyway.
Is it OK to give your 10's to an organisation OUTSIDE the Coptic Church?