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02/05/2010 01:04 AM ID: 82764 Permalink   

Accused Christians Charged With Kidnapping

 

Ten members of a U.S. missionary group who said they were trying to rescue 33 child victims of Haiti´s devastating earthquake were charged with child kidnapping and criminal association on Thursday.

"I feel good," the group´s leader Laura Silsby told reporters. "I trust in God." Laura Silsby has said they were trying to take orphans and abandoned children to an orphanage in the neighboring Dominican Republic without proper documentation.

The 10 will be tried in Haiti. "It is Haitian law that has been violated it is up to the Haitian authorities to hear and judge the case. I don´t see any reason why they should be tried in USA," said Justice Minister Paul Denis.

 
  Source: news.bbc.co.uk  
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  It is sad..  
 
I want to know who was behind their being in this position.
 
  by: captainJane     02/05/2010 01:07 AM     
  ...  
 
Their minds are polluted, they are manifesting the very thing they seek to abolish.
 
  by: fordrew11   02/05/2010 02:05 AM     
  They are insane...  
 
Lock them up and throw away the key. This is much worse than child molestation, it is child stealing.
 
  by: valkyrie123     02/05/2010 02:46 AM     
  This  
 
From day one, this case has already gotten its share of both sides. One side that reads from the "FOR" side and another from the "Against".

Beginning, it sounded like this "Ten Americans Trying to Save Haitian Children Charged With Trafficking" with this kind of caption, one can very easily arrive to a conclusion of unfairness. World is still watching as aid is trickling its way into Haiti, then you have people who are saving children, only to be accused! Or, so we think after reading favoured caption.

Reality is painting a very bad picture, especially when you think, if these 33 were saved at the boarder, how many may have passed through and parents are still sifting through the rubble in the hope of finding their child for a closure, or even alive.

The leader of this group and the parents who just handed over their child, are both in the wrong, as was said by the Justice minister of Haiti. He had said, "Even parents have no right to give away a child for any excuse" Unless it is through proper channel.

This is where these accusations are beginning to install a bleak and very disturbing picture.
 
  by: skcusswentrohs     02/05/2010 02:50 AM     
  @skuss  
 
I hate myself for typing it but I agree with you.

Being Christians I assume that their motives were pure but just because they´re Christian doesn´t make it all that safe an assumption. As far as "WE" know they could´ve been trying to sell these kids to perspective "parents" against the wishes of their severely distracted parents.

I´m no big fan of government involvement in the adoption process but I really think Haiti made the right call here. Let them be tried and hopefully be found legitimately not guilty.
 
  by: VermiciousG     02/05/2010 04:51 AM     
  n/t  
 
I think this was a case of good intentions gone wrong. This group did a lot of ´assuming´ and didn´t follow Haitian law. I hope a compromise can be made where they have learned their lesson and they go back to the US and don´t try this again.
 
  by: Lurker     02/05/2010 05:25 AM     
  Accused Christians?  
 
These poor people are being accused of being Christian? I feel for them.
 
  by: Ec5618   02/05/2010 05:52 AM     
  Don´t worry about it,  
   
  by: C.O.G.   02/05/2010 07:10 AM     
  @EC  
 
No! They are not being accused of being Christians. They are Christians accused of Kidnapping. Read the 1st para´ "Ten members of a U.S. missionary group" "Missionary" Thats not a possition.
 
  by: skcusswentrohs     02/05/2010 05:05 PM     
  @COG  
 
Aww, we are not worried! They are, Missionary Christians. i.e.
 
  by: skcusswentrohs     02/05/2010 05:06 PM     
  @ Skcuss  
 
I´m aware, my friend. I´m doing that encouraging thing again. lol.
 
  by: C.O.G.   02/05/2010 05:07 PM     
 
 
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