Planet Charity: Africans asked to Adopt-A-Dane

Plus: Who will save church - Jesus or LGBTs? | Suspicious bikers behind New Zealand rehabilitation

A public radio station in Denmark caused a stir by producing a fake charity video asking people in Africa to support older Danes. Having noticed how many Facebook comments said too much money was being spent on Africa instead of pensioners in Denmark, the P3-DR station created the fictional Adopt-A-Dane Foundation. The online film tells Africans that they might have contaminated water, epidemics and no electricity, "but it seems that old Danes are worse off. Please let us take care of them."

An LGBT charity in the US is trying to get its own back on a church that displayed signs advocating the death penalty for gay people - by buying the church's building. When a court ordered that the Atlah World Missionary Church in New York City should be auctioned to pay off a $1m debt, the Ali Forney Center in New York City launched an online fundraising campaign to buy the building and turn it into an LGBT centre. The church has displayed signs such as "Jesus would stone homos" and the possibly even more fantastical "Jesus would endorse Donald Trump". Jesus was unavailable for comment.

A charity that claimed to help rehabilitate former prisoners has been removed from the New Zealand register of charities after it emerged it was run by people from a notorious motorcycle gang. The That Was Then This Is Now Charitable Trust was deleted from the register when officials ruled that the charity, controlled by members of the Head Hunters Motorcycle Club, was not doing what it claimed it did. The charity is appealing against the decision, possibly on the grounds that its members are in fact born to be mild.

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