Great analysis otwo as this is a controversial issue and I too have no problem with people getting donations for their activism. I'm just against any individual putting all their eggs in one basket for income when this makes the person dependent on the goodwill of others and secondly the individual is expected to deliver in a narrow field like religious tyranny in Jehovah,s witnesses.
Also We are now living in a post secular world and this will become more and more pronounced as the century progresses. Religion is being looked to as a source of peace building and intercultural understanding. Any spokesman who wishes to bring global attn to particular tyranny would need to modify his/her message to make it relevant to today's audiences.