As you recall, the St. Vincent DePaul Society’s president, Brian J. Antal, objected after the Ryan team “ramrodded their way” into the kitchen after it had already finished serving local Poors their gruel for the day, saying that the empty gesture never should have been allowed. As a result, Romney/Ryan supporters have withheld donations from the Catholic charity and flooded it with angry phone calls. God told them to, we are quite sure.
“It appears to be a substantial amount,” Antal said. “You can rest assured there has been a substantial backlash.”
Antal says he can’t give an actual dollar amount. “I can’t say how much [in] donations we lost,” he said. “Donations are a private matter with our organization.”
HuffPo’s Jason Cherkis also reports that Antal and the charity’s volunteers have had to field “hundreds of angry phone calls,” and that their Facebook page had mean comments posted to it, like
“I hope you lose your tax emempt[sic] status,” “Anyone who is thinking about donations to you should think twice” and “Shame on you Brian Antal!”
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