Dishing out my own brand of logic as often as the mood strikes . . .
posted by LBF (Left-Brain Female) @ 8/31/2005 04:49:00 PM
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This is too much. FEMA, whose incompetent director said on CNN tonight that they just figured out how bad things were, is directing contributions to "Operation Blessing" a charity organization run by the radical evangelist Pat Robertson. Here it is on the FEMA website:www.fema.gov/press/2005/katrinadonations.s htmFirst of all, Robertson is a violent radical that has called for the assination of foreign leaders and asks his television audience to pray for the death of Supreme Court Justices, which is aweful close to directly calling for violence.Second, he's a crook who has a history of using "Operation Blessing" to attempt to gain personal profit. For example, in 1994 Robertson diverted planes from relief efforts to his own private for-profit diamond mining enterprise in Central Africa. He had promised donors and followers that their contributions would go to relief for victims of the Rwandan genocide:www.msmagazine.com/sept03/sizemore.aspwww.tbaptist.com/aab/patsdiamond.htmHow low can you get? This guy is the worst of the worst, and FEMA is directing funds to him! What's next? Sheeeeesh.
So, I presume you'd rather I recommend the Red Cross who partners now with the Red Crescent? I chose Operation Blessing after checking them out on Charity Navigator and finding that they received a higher rating than the Red Cross, United Way and several of the larger charities. At the time I chose them, it did not even register that it was started by Pat Robertson, but let me 'splain something to you. You don't reach a highly visible position in this world without making some bad decisions. Some people realize them and try to correct their mistakes - others do not. Sheeeesh back to you.
Are you a religious fanatic? Operation Blessing is operated by Pat Robertson, who, it seems, has had some dirty dealings in the diamond biz, just for starters, and just called for an execution on national TV.
I just don't believe in throwing out the baby with the bathwater - I've already stated, if you'd read my previous comment, that I didn't realize the connection of Pat Robertson to Operation Blessing, but after checking their status on Charity Navigator, chose them as better than the Red Cross/Red Crescent.
It was revealed a while back that Pat Robertson was charged with diverting funds from charitable organizations to some type of diamonds deal. I'm sorry I don't have the details & cannot verify the specifics right now, but PLEASE I urge everyone to Google or otherwise check out this connection between Robertson and his charities. Honestly, this is not some urban legend I'm referring to. Thanks.
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