Is paying for something OK on Sabbath if you call it a donation? Some Adventists speak up:
Spencer Spendthrift, ABC Store Personal Shopper
“It all depends. If a legit Adventist recording artist has rocked a Friday night vespers concert and is offering a CD for a $20 donation after the program, that's 100% OK. A bake sale that same Friday night would be crossing the line.”
“Whether you call it a donation or a payment, you are still exchanging cash on Sabbath and that is not kosher. That is why I take care of all my Sabbath lunch Olive Garden meals with a gift card."
Frank Pricerite, Senior NEWSTART Granola Distributor
“Why bother with donations or regular payments on Sabbath when you can make elaborate arrangements to prepay for everything from parking to zoo admissions fees on Friday afternoon?”