Every organization has shortcomings as they are run by human beings. Now,to the criers over Pat Roberston's remarks(it's an old story-he should have left it alone)how much have you given to the poor? How much time have you spent helping the disadvantaged?
Knowing the Club and being one of it's workers and contributors and knowing others who work for them,I can say first hand millions around the world have been helped.
We have dug countless wells-which to us is not important,but to them it's life!-taught them to grow food -providng plowing and farm equipment-seeds,etc.,given clothes( we went straight to a dept.store and bought off the rack!)-new ones,home building-not 5 bedroon US style homes ,but safe and comfortable, and no charge to the poor,food,medical supplies,and on and on it goes. Graham's org.does the same.
It has been a joy to see poor children as I have handed them pounds and pounds of food and clothing and,of course toys too!
Some Haitian (the Club has been helping Haiti for some time,but we don't crow all over unless I can't stand the negative comments from those who don't know what they are talking about);widows and their children -some not knowing if their husbands were alive or not- some were killed by some gov.,have been helped by us in many ways.
I and others with me have given both food,clothes,money and bought their nice hand made crafts to help them.
I would that the great atheist community should do as well or better.It's not how much you give I know,but help in some way as an organiztion.These people need our help.
Dr.Pat -and I don't agree with him on that remark-has a right to believe anything he wants and say it,but I know personally that he has given millions to the poor. He has organized a ton of relief efforts over the years after disasters. As he has gotten older younger aides are doing this now,but he and his wife and son give of their wealth to the poor in many different ways. I know his son and others that work with him.
In spite of some of his public remarks,which I don't concur with-he has faults like anyone else-he has been very,very generous and compassionate with the poor as the Book commands us to do. I know people are looking to jump on them and they have that right to do so,but at least be fair and recognize the work I and others are doing behind the scenes and news!Thank you.