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Feed the Children scandal

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Magnetic Poles, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    This one truly dissapoints me. Larry Jones, ejected head of "Feed the Children" is accused of bribe taking, kickbacks, and hiding porn at the charity he founded.

    CLICK HERE
     
  2. Bob Alkire

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    If I recall correctly, he had problems with this about 10 to 15 or so years ago, too. I didn't read your deal because I've know of his problems for years.
     
  3. billwald

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    All these feed/adopt do-gooder programs . . . I know some of them have been around for 50 years, going on 3 generations in 3rd world countries. There must be some success stories but absolutely none of them claim that Joe Whomever was helped or adopted 20 or 30 years ago and now he is doing fine.

    Same with "Habitat." Newer but around long enough that many participants should have been to pull themselves off of welfare, get a better job, whatever. Never hear any success stories.

    Many of these programs have been around long enough that they should be self-sustaining by now. These people only take and never give?
     
  4. SaggyWoman

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    Do we help because we want to hear the success stories or because we want to do what is right and what is good? Sometimes we never hear the story.

    I currently work in the foster care system and in the past years ago, I have worked in a church sponsored children's home. I have seen "success" in both scenarios, but it takes time.
     
  5. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member
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    Sad, there are so many charlatans out there. Too many wolves amongst our sheep.

    As a rule we don't give to any charity that isn't affliated with a proper oversight and auditting firm...like the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. :)
     
  6. just-want-peace

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    Bolded mine

    How true!! Basically, except for a few locals, the GOOD that happens, especially in the Christian community, never gets press coverage; and with the liberal bent of the media, probably never will.
     
  7. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    I'm not that familiar with Habitat - but I understand the the recipient actually buys the house - interest free and is required to help out on other Habitat houses

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  8. Jim1999

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    My big question of charities is how much of donated monies goes to administration and advertising costs? That will determine whether I give or not.

    I prefer hands-on giving. I give money every month directly to a missionary couple. Their mission knows about it and approves, but I do not receive a receipt for tax deductions.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  9. JohnDeereFan

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    With very few exceptions, we won't give to charities that aren't affiliated with a reputable church or para-church ministry, or have the kind of oversight you describe.
     
  10. JohnDeereFan

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    Yeah, having been a social worker and seen how charities work up close, overhead and admin costs are a big concern for me.

    I prefer charities that are, as we say in the South, "close to the ground".
     
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