NGOs – A “secular” alternative to “tainted” churches and sharing the church’s “burden” of “charitable” work.
This issue has been a headline material in the USA - with a number of cartoons and posts on this incidents. (This cartoons appeared in Deccan Chronicle on 19th November, but with no background of commentary.).
There have been several instances of young boys sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests. It was considered “shocking” that someone doing such “noble” work and having so much “respect” could take advantage of their position to do not only abuse children, but practice something that the Bible forbids them to do.A by product of “christian charity.”
A “secular” alternative to these “tainted” churches have emerged called as NPOs or NGOs (non-profit in the US and Non-Government in India) – who have are sharing the church’s “burden” of “charitable” work.
For instance …
Second Mile, was founded by Jerry Sandusky, an assistant football (American football – not soccer) coach, who used his organization to find young boys from poor and broken families and sexually assaulted.
Second Mile, following the footsteps of other such institutions, was created to “help disadvantaged boys.” Second Mile was in the news recently, for reasons similar to the Churches. The following was a recent news story about its founder, Jerry Sandusky:
“…he’d seen the older assistant sexually assaulting a naked boy who appeared to be about 10 years old in the shower in Penn State’s Lasch Football Building. The former grad assistant told the grand jury that he’d caught Sandusky doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy.” (source)
An example of liberal charity.
This post has been written by Galeo Rhinus – a regular reader and contributor in form of comments, to 2ndlook blogs.