Ice Bucket Challenge faces tough challenge from Diocese of Cleveland

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CLEVELAND-- A popular fundraising technique to raise money for Lou Gehrig's disease is now facing a tough challenge.

The Diocese of Cleveland ‎spoke out against the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has poured millions of dollars into the ALS Association.

Bishop Richard Lennon sent a letter to pastors and school principals stating that the ALS Association supports embryonic stem cell research.

"The moral issue makes support of the ALS Association an unacceptable ‎ option for Catholics," Bishop Lennon stated in his letter.

But the ALS Association and a local woman battling the illness disagree, saying people can take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by letting the association know how they want their donation used.

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