Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Those Loving Non Profit and Faith Based Organizations

Dear President Bush,

I remain puzzled by your assertions that only non governmental agencies and faith based groups can provide love to the downtrodden. In your mind government is incapable of providing loving assistance to those in need.

The news this morning had several stories on the love dispensed by religious and aid organizations. A man of faith made the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List for sexual offenses with minors. In Liberia aid workers and peacekeepers trade food for sex with young girls in refugee camps. The country had been wracked by civil war.

It appears your distinction might not be so valid. All three groups, government, faith based organizations, and non profit agencies can do good or bad. Their form of organization in and of itself means little. Ask the 12,000 children molested by Catholic Priests their thoughts on the matter.

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