The Christian Children's Fund is a charity devoted, according to it's website, to "improving the lives of children." It also happened to be the favorite charity of the late creator of Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax. Well, a charity auction was recently held in Gygax's honor at the gaming convention GenCon and $17,000 was raised in his name with the intention of donating it to the CCF.
Awesome, right? Lots of money was donated to needy children in the name of a beloved figure on tabletop gaming. But wait...the CCF refused to accept the money because it was raised through the sale of evil D&D products. Apparently D&D players are so evil and shady that their money isn't even good enough to spend on starving children. How wonderful of the CCF to wear its values on its sleeve and refuse a huge donation on behalf helpess children in order to give a symbolic middle finger to the "occult-inspired" players of RPGs.
The money eventually went to the Fisher House Foundation, a group that provides support services to veterans and their families, but the situation is doubly ludicrous because Gygax himself donated to the CCF repeatedly throughout his life. Feel free to write the CCF at firstname.lastname@example.org to explain to them that they're morons.
EDIT: Or have I failed my WIS check? A reader has contacted the CCF and they told him that the issue was not that the money came from D&D product sales, but that there was some arcane rule in the CCF about endorsements. Apparently Gen Con wanted to promote the donation in a way that the CCF wasn't comfortable with and thus the charity was bound by its internal rules to decline the donation. Now I don't know which side of the story is true, but I have no real reason to doubt a CCF spokesman.