But the point of Canon Press is to — when they make money from it — is to turn the money back around into books, the publication of additional books. So it would be inaccurate to say that Canon Press is functioning as a cash cow for the church. The church oversees the ministry, but the funds that Canon Press makes cycle back into the publication of more books. The same with Credenda; Credenda receives donations to publish the magazine. The money that comes in is used to publish more magazines, it’s not a — the church is not siphoning funds out of these lucrative businesses.
“What to the American slave is your Fourth of July? I answer, a day that reveals to him more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mock; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are to him mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation of the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.” —Frederick Douglass Continue reading