Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wacky faith-based charity

An Albuquerque-based Christian charity is sending 600 audio Bibles to Haiti, which cost $157 each according to their website. That's $94,200 in aid going to Haiti - and all in the form of talking boxes (and not even the kind of useful talking boxes that allow essential communications, it's a talking box that reads the Bible out loud). This is way beyond tragic when you consider what sort of relief that much money could bring. It could save many lives. But it won't.

Found via J-Walk.

6 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow. Talk about a self-interested, self-serving charitable donation.

Professor Chaos said...

Un-freakin-believable!
What are they thinking?

brightestblue.wordpress.com said...

What a bunch of fucking idiots!
Asides from the obvious what-a waste-of-money-that-could-have been-spent-on ACTUAL aid argument, most people in Haiti are Christian, so they're preaching to the converted!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

reminds me of the old indian chief who said 'when the white man came we had the land and they had the bible..now they have the land and we have the bible...'beware you guys in haiti, them bibles could be very costly...

konagod said...

And that is precisely the sort of efficient effectiveness we could expect from a a right-wing faith-based administration.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Those people should be flogged.