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 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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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 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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