Monday, February 1, 2010

What the Haiti?! 2: Some 'Orphan Rescue' Children May Have Parents

The orphanage where the children were later taken said some of the kids have living parents, who were apparently told the children were going on a holiday from the post-quake misery.
I can't think of the words I want to say about these folks. No, actually I can, but what I really want to say isn't holy. So I'm just going to quote more of the best of the article with new information.
Ten U.S. Baptists detained trying to take 33 children out of earthquake-shattered Haiti without government permission say they were just trying to do the right thing, applying Christian principles to save Haitian children.
Yeah, cause remember that time Jesus and his disciples took all those kids from Jerusalem to Nazareth without checking with the government or even to see if the kids were really orphaned?
The orphanage where the children were later taken said some of the kids have living parents, who were apparently told the children were going on a holiday from the post-quake misery.
See how easy that was? Maybe they needed a STAPLES easy button.
The church group's own mission statement said it planned to spend only hours in the devastated capital, quickly identifying children without immediate families and busing them to a rented hotel in the Dominican Republic without bothering to get permission from the Haitian government.
Or permission from the US government.
"In this chaos the government is in right now, we were just trying to do the right thing," the group's spokeswoman, Laura Silsby, told the AP from inside Haiti's judicial police headquarters, where she and others were being held until a Monday hearing.
Yeah, cause you know whenever there's a natural disaster, black folks just can't hold it together. That's why they didn't check with the US government. Remember what happened after Katrina? Oh, but that's right, that's was a white guy. Nevermind.

Okay, I got another one. Remember the town that shut down just because protesters descended on it?

Oh wait. That was Jena, LA and a bunch of white city officials and business owners. My bad.
"One (8-year-old) girl was crying, and saying, 'I am not an orphan. I still have my parents.' And she thought she was going on a summer camp or a boarding school or something like that," Willeit said.
Cause you know how Haitians and black folks in general will lie about whether or not they got parents. You know some black kids don't even know their fathers. Oh? That's another myth about black peoples?

I haven't quoted the entire article. I hope you can tell when I'm being sarcastic. Right? Cause what made them think everything had fallen apart so badly that the government was no longer functional? Seriously. They didn't even check with the US government! Did they think everything in Haiti was so fractured that even the US embassy had shut down? That there weren't adoption US adoption agencies and orphanages their already?

The article reports that "[w]hatever their intentions, other child welfare organizations in Haiti said the plan was foolish at best." May I add, "Duh! Stupid!"

Here's the quote that really pisses me off:
[In Idaho, the group's pastor] urged [the rest of] his tearful congregation to pray to God to "help them as they seek to resist the accusations of Satan and the lies that he would want them to believe and the fears that he would want to plant into their heart."
Accusations of Satan?

Accusations of Satan?! Are you kidding me?!  The lies that Satan would want them to believe and fears Satan would plant in their hearts? Are you kidding me?!

No. What they need to be praying is that the Haitian government is so defunct, that they can just escape, like all the Haitian prisoners did when the earthquake first hit. They can just escape without checking with the Haitian government, and this time, they should probably leave out the Dominican government cause I bet it was those damn Dominicans who screwed the pooch and went all "Judas" on them. It'll be just like Easter and they'll rise again. Yeah!! Suck it Satan!

Hey, don't get me wrong. I loves me some Jesus! But I gotta go with the voodoo priest on this one:
One Voodoo leader said the Idaho group's plan - to give each child "new life in Christ" while facilitating their adoptions by "loving Christian families" in the United States - is deeply offensive.

"There are many who come here with religious ideas that belong more in the time of the inquisition," said Max Beauvoir, head of Haiti's Voodoo Priest's Association, which represents thousands of priests and priestesses. "These types of people believe they need to save our souls and our bodies from ourselves. We need compassion, not proselytizing now, and we need aid - not just aid going to people of the Christian faith."
That just about says it all. I only need two more words to finish this off: buncha dumbasses.

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