Murrow Indian Children's Home

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Raised by 60 people in 33 months
Murrow Indian Children’s Home, Muskogee, Okla., has been giving refuge to Native American children for more than a century. Its ministry has always been founded in Christianity, in the deep belief in a God who so loved the world that God’s son gave his life for the salvation of the world.

 Still focused on that belief, Murrow has recently come under attack for practicing its faith as it sees fit.

In late August, Murrow respectfully declined a donation from the Muskogee Atheist Organization because the gift was contingent upon including the organization’s name as a contributor in a program related to an upcoming event. The children’s home has always been intentional about choosing to lift up only messages of Christian faith in its publications and materials.

The atheist organization responded by creating a crowd-funding appeal for the children’s home--without Murrow’s authorization or knowledge--to up the ante of the contribution and publicize Murrow’s quiet, respectful decline. The crowd-funding appeal raised more than $25,000 and resulted in abusive calls from across the country to Murrow staff and board members along with posts on Murrow’s Facebook page filled with such unrepeatable vitriol that Murrow had to take down its page.

Murrow does not stand in judgment of the Muskogee Atheist Community. The children’s home simply seeks respect for the manner in which it seeks to follow its Christian faith.

Murrow Indian Children’s Home has been supported by American Baptists for decades. Now ABHMS seeks to show Murrow that American Baptists stand with this historic ministry, supporting its right to practice its faith as it sees fit.

Will you stand with Murrow?

Your gift to Murrow Indian Children’s Home will witness that American Baptists, along with Murrow’s leaders, are unapologetically Christian. While we have always demonstrated respect of other faiths and perspectives and continue to do so, often joining interfaith collaborations, we demand respect in return for the way we worship our God and will not tolerate abuse for following the faith principles we choose to embrace.

Please join American Baptist Home Mission Societies in demonstrating to Murrow Indian Children’s Home our solidarity with their faith practice and their commitment to caring for the most vulnerable among us.
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Susan Gillies - ABCUSA Interim General Secretary offered a gift directly to Murrow Indian Children's Home of $1,000, praising Murrow as a "great ministry."
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$6,132 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 33 months
Created September 3, 2016
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Randy Anderson
28 months ago

I'm not a Babtist but I am a Christian and will pray and wish you the best

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32 months ago

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