Shocked and angry over my weekly photo that is satanic!!

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I got my Compassion photo of the week this morning and I'm shocked and angry they would send a photo of kids doing a 666 over their eye which is satanic and illuminati! I'm floored!
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I don't believe the children were making a satanic symbol, they were pretending to look through a periscope type of device. It's a thing children do. They didn't do anything "evil".
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There's a difference between looking through a periscope, all the fingers are together in a circle. Not spread in the shape of 6's. I know the kids don't have a clue what it means, they've prob seen other people doing it. I'm just saying this photo ain't doing Compassion any favors!
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I haven't seen this done by anyone in many years and never knew what it really meant. So now Compassion can educate these kids about this. I believe most people don't know what this really means. Now we can all spread the word around.
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Thank you William!
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Melissa

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This is ludicrous; the symbol is represented all around- do you really believe the happy smiling children are trying to impose a hidden satanic belief by playing with their fingers, and putting them up to their eyes?
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William Blair

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Now I remember what this hand sign does mean. I haven't seen anyone do this since the 1970's. Leave it up to Hollywood to make something it's not.
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I feel sad that a positive picture is being picked apart for what it really is- a few children being happy and playful. Sad... Shame on you.
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Jessica Lynn Keenum

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The children don't have a clue what it means! I'm not saying they do, I'm saying a different picture should've been chosen. It doesn't make a good impression for Compassion that's all.
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I'm not trying to start a feud, I just don't think it pops into most people's mind as being evil... That's all. I think it's sad that something so innocent is being misrepresented (because of the disgusting secular world and celebrity impact).
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I remember when the whole 666 thing became a big deal, or don't use any items that have a bar code on them (bad to do these days).  People were taking any images and saying oh look, 666.  The world is in a crisis these days in so many countries.  Satan is alive and well, and I am sure isn't trying to destroy the world through little kids holding their fingers up to their eyes (I did that all the time!).
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I also did this as a kid; I think it's innocent and honestly I don't follow trends of celebs. I tend to tune them out, or forget what it is that may have sparked attention. I think if an emoji icon is universally known as "ok" it is really a subjective thing; we use our common sense to know what is being represented (or not) and by whom- which in this case are children. Unfortunately an innocent gesture used for ages is now being represented as a satanic gesture. My father in law is a pastor and has been so for years, he sees this symbol as innocent. Not to say he isn't aware of the new age meaning...but for those who still hold on to simplicity and innocence, we see just that. Innocent playfulness.
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I don't see a thing wrong with this picture. To me, the sweet children are having fun and playing with the photographer like looking through a lens. As far as the hand symbol itself, it has always meant "ok" or "a-ok" to me.
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As someone of the 30ish and under generation, I'm just telling you what it means "nowadays". It's just not the picture I was expecting them to send me. I have the best interest of this company in mind and don't want people to think badly of them because they're an awesome company.
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I'm 24 and have never heard of that hand signal used for anything satanic so please don't implicate our entire generation here.  I'm sure no one involved intended to do any harm, or even realized this could be taken as offensive.  This includes the kids photographed, the staff member who took the picture, and the one who decided to include it as the 'image of the week'.  

It looks to me like the kids are just copying the gesture of the photographer like in the image below, pretending to be squinting into the camera and taking a picture.  They're just kids having fun.
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Beautiful kids havin innocent fun. I'm shocked and angry that people have to turn children's innocent fun into something it isnt.
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I agree 100%! This is innocence, and it's beautiful. Especially seeing the smiling faces, it takes God's grace and love to bring that happiness to those little ones.
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I don't see anything wrong with the photo, but this post is certainly very offensive. The goal of Compassion is to treat children with honor and dignity and respect, and it seems like this post is contrary to that mission. I'm thirty-one and I've never even heard of this, I've always understood it to mean "ok" if someone made that hand signal here in the United States, but I'm also a father and I know that kids play and like to be funny and make silly faces, especially in front of a camera, which is obviously what they're doing in this photo. There is no need in try to cast a shadow on something that is very plainly innocent.
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Hi everyone! We sincerely apologize for the offense, shock, and confusion that this photo has caused. We talked with the person who took this photo and confirmed that the children in the photo were in fact pretending to take photos with their hands. The country office also verified that this particular hand sign does not mean anything evil in their culture. I am working to get the word out to our marketing department that this photo is offensive to some people and should not be used as it distracts from our mission - to release children from poverty in Jesus' name. We're really all about the children and glorifying Jesus through our service of the least of these. May we never lose sight of Jesus, the One who is greater than the one who is in the world, as we press on to do the work He has set before us.

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