- National Council of Churches Want Elian Returned to Castro
Culture/Society Opinion (Published) Keywords: NCC
Source: National Council of Churches Website
Published: March 21, 2000
Posted on 03/29/2000 16:53:40 PST by Bronco Buster
NCC General Secretary Welcomes Ruling In Elian's Case
NEW YORK CITY – "Delighted but not surprised" at a federal judge's ruling that only the U.S. attorney general can grant asylum to Elian Gonzalez, National Council of Churches General Secretary Dr. Bob Edgar today said, "I only wish it had come sooner."
"Elian should have been home before Christmas," Dr. Edgar said. "I urge the Immigration and Naturalization Service to move quickly in returning Elian to his father, grandparents and great-grandmother." Dr. Edgar added that he has left a message for I.N.S. Commissioner Doris Meissner indicating that the National Council of Churches stands "ready to help, if needed."
The NCC and Cuban Council of Churches have been working since December – at first quietly and then publicly – for six-year-old Elian's return to his father and extended family in Cardenas, Cuba. "If a parent is loving, caring and not abusive, a child should be with his or her parent, and Juan Miguel Gonzalez is a loving father," Dr. Edgar said.
The Council's efforts on Elian's behalf were particularly intense and time-consuming in January, when an NCC delegation visited Elian's family in Cuba (Jan. 2-5) and then hosted Elian's grandmothers during their mid-January U.S. visit. "It was worth it," Dr. Edgar said, putting the NCC's efforts on Elian's behalf in the context of the ecumenical body's "commitment to and compassion for all children, whether they are in Mozambique, Bangladesh or held in a house in Miami."
Among lessons from the project: "The federal government needs to move more quickly, and there are limits to what governments can do. People-to-people efforts often bear more fruit," Dr. Edgar said.
He said the NCC will continue to work in collaboration with the Cuban Council of Churches for normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba. -end-
Commentary by Bronco Buster
This NCC is the same group that provided Ministers and Preachers for Clinton which he supposedly met with daily during the Impeachment Hearings proclaiming his time of "public contrition".
The NCC is also the group that came forward during the false black church burnings of 1996 that was blamed on a "white conspiracy" by Clinton, and met with Clinton at the White House legitimizing Clinton's baseless claims. Money that was donated to 'Rebuilding the Burnt Churches' by alarmed Americans went to this group, and one of it leaders was later convicted for embezzling nearly $10 million dollars of these donations for his and his wife's personal use.
The NCC never apologized to any of the donors, burnt church leaders, or to the American public for this flagrant misuse of charitable donations, and have just acted as if nothing out of the ordinary had occurred by this massive public trust fraud.
Also, some of the the leaders of this group, along with many other Clinton supporters, each received a free, taxpayers funded, all expenses paid, trip to Africa during Clinton's extravagant, lavish, multi-city, $40 million dollar, break from Impeachment, African trip.
The leaders of the NCC are the leaders of the "Fanatical Religious Left" who approve of practicing homosexual ministers, advocate virulent socialism, love Hillary, are fervent Democrats, and believe that the literal interpretation of the Bible is the basis of Hate Crimes. The only thing the NCC leaders would find wrong with Sodom and Gomorrah is that there were no condoms, and there was no legalized abortion.
1 Posted on 03/29/2000 16:53:40 PST by Bronco Buster
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