Skip to comments.So. Baptists detained in Haiti on mission to aid children
Posted on 02/01/2010 5:58:01 PM PST by Dubya
MERIDIAN, Idaho (BP)--Members of two Southern Baptist churches in Idaho are awaiting word on what a Haitian judge will decide Feb. 1 when he hears the case of 10 Americans accused of unlawfully trying to remove 33 children from Haiti.
Five of the 10 are members of Central Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho, and three are from Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, including Eastside's pastor, Paul Thompson. Two others are believed to be from other states.
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This is certain to increase donations to Haiti.....not.
Southern Baptist in Idaho, that has to be a heck of a mission field...Haiti now that is another story why they think they could have gotten away with sneaking children out of Haiti, I have not clue
I read that Rendell brought $500,000 payoff to Haiti to bring the children out of that hellhole.
These people merely wanted to bring the babies to Dominican Republic. Guess they didn’t pay off enough people.
I'm sure Obama will send some extra...uh...aid in exchange for these folks’ release.
They were not sneaking the children out. They were trying to move them to the Dominican Republic orphanage and they believed their paper work was in order.
The lunatic anti-Christian wing of the MSM is trying to portray these folks as ‘human traffickers’ on a level with slave traders. All they are trying to do is help a bunch of kids out in a very difficult situation. There’s nothing to indicate anything less in any of the information on the group. God bless them and may the ridiculous broken-down bureaucracy of Haiti not get in the way of others trying to bring help.
They weren’t trying to sneak them anywhere. They had all the paperwork and were taking them to a reputable orphanage in DR, but the government changed the rules couple of days ago and apparently when they got to the border, they didn’t have a permit that didn’t even exist at the time they began the project.
This is all a show by the Haitian government. They know perfectly well that teh Baptist group is not involved in child trafficking, most of which takes place right in Haiti and involves Haitians only, but they wanted to hang some white Americans out to dry, and they found them.
I am going to pray for these people big time!
Baptist church’s don’t send missions to countries in need of help so that they can kidnap children. This is simply horrible!
No good deed goes unpunished! But, that shouldn’t stop us from helping others anyway!
I do feel for them and hope that God gets them through this.
The news is that they were “trafficking” ... didn’t sound right to me. Local news had the missionaries pics plastered all over their newscast.
No good deed goes unpunished. Things are extremely bad for children in Haiti. Recently, orphanages were raided for supplies by armed looter bandits. Worse than snatching purses off of old ladies, in my view.
Good grief. Those corrupt idiots in Haiti think everyone has the low standards of their population rather than the welfare of innocent children in mind.
They had paperwork from the Dominican Republic, but not from Haiti, and no paperwork showing that the "orphans" were orphans.
But, apparently there is just enough gov't left to falsely accuse some Christians and embezzle aid. Now, if only they would talk publicly about raising taxes and healthscare deform, 0 could appoint some foreign relations czars.
If I were a betting person, I would bet that it's a matter of not having given sufficiently big bribes to a sufficiently large number of Haitian government kleptocrats. Sorry if this offends anybody, but that's the way it is.
Oh yeah... any minute now....tick, tick, tick.....
IOW, they can’t take care of their own children but will sell them for a ransom and call the good-hearted missionaries “traffickers.” What scum.
Why? I mean, I think you're right, but what for? Are they signaling that you can't rescue a Haitian kid without bribing the thugs first?
****”But Laura Sillsby from the Idaho group told Reuters from a jail cell at Haiti’s Judicial Police headquarters, “We had permission from the Dominican Republic government to bring the children to an orphanage that we have there.”
“We have a Baptist minister here (in Port-au-Prince) whose orphanage totally collapsed and he asked us to take the children to the orphanage in the Dominican Republic,” Sillsby added.
“I was going to come back here to do the paperwork,” Sillsby said.”***
Woman arrested states no paperwork.
So what paperwork you just mentioned was in order if Sillsby stated she was coming back to do the paperwork?
Seems like a lot of confusion
Amazing,these people really look like kidnappers. And to think of all the aid the American people are giving and they throw our people in a Haitian prison! The children of this country are bartered like cattle, this is a joke.
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