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Liberal versus Christian Charity


NGOs – A “secular” alternative to “tainted” churches and sharing the church’s “burden” of “charitable” work.
This issue has been a headline issue 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.).

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.

PS

This post has been written by Galeo Rhinus – a regular reader and contributor in form of comments, to 2ndlook blogs.
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  1. November 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Uh, you do know that “Second Mile” is a Biblical reference, don’t you?

  2. Galeo Rhinus
    November 15, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Galeo Rhinus, the author of this post responds:

    Donna Gratehouse :

    Uh, you do know that “Second Mile” is a Biblical reference, don’t you?

    That’s the point. Liberal/Christian… Left/Right – two sides of the same coin.

  3. Galeo Rhinus
    November 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    More recent examples of “liberal charities:”

    Village of Hope and Pierre Toussaint School for Homeless Children

    Lon Harvey Kennard Sr., co-founder of the Utah-based nonprofit group Village of Hope, was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to 43 counts of sex abuse and exploitation.
    Kennard, who started Village of Hope to help women and children in Third World villages, had been charged with molesting six Ethiopian children he had adopted. He was arrested last year after one of the children told police that she and one of her sisters had been abused between 1995 and 2002.

    Douglas Perlitz, a Colorado man who founded a school for homeless children in Haiti. He was sent to prison last year when he was found guilty of abusing eight students.
    Perlitz admitted to investigators that he committed illicit sexual conduct with students who attended his Project Pierre Toussaint School for Homeless Children in Cap-Haitien.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/15/penn-state-second-mile-not-first-to-be-embroiled-in-sex-abuse-scandal/

  4. November 16, 2011 at 3:40 am

    This pattern of sexual misbehaviour has claimed a life this time.

    Peter Roebuck, a cricket player-coach-writer recently jumped to his death from his 6th floor hotel room in South Africa. After receiving a suspended sentence in an British court for not-so deviant behaviour with his South African trainees, he emigrated to Australia.

    Similarly, in India too, we have seen these various do-gooders use their ‘charity’ work to gain access to unwilling sexual partners.

    Promoted by the Desert Bloc ‘system’ is

    Sexual repression in the masses

    – An impossible marriage mechanism with crazed alimony system

    – Antagonistic and confrontational gender relations

    – A flourishing prostitution industry

    – A distorted religious system that promotes celibacy

    Charity seems like a facade for gaining access to sexual partners in all these cases. The cause may be the sexual repression rather than dubious charity.

  5. November 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Anuraag Sanghi :

    The cause may be the sexual repression rather than dubious charity.

    In my view, charity is meaningful when the charitable actions are it is unspoken, uncredited and unadvertised. Christian Missionaries, NGOs and Non-Profit charities are exactly the opposite.

  6. November 19, 2011 at 2:50 am

  7. February 24, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Haha! Brilliant analyses. Some of your stuff is so cutting and true. But other times, you also let your prejudices get the better of you. But then again we are all biased. Me too. So I guess where it seems we both agree, it is simply a case of prejudices matching.

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