Thursday, September 01, 2005

Give, But Give Wisely 

On the fleeting chance that you have not yet visitited any of the dozens of blogs that have run the story since Atrios broke it: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a website with links to various charitable organizations that are providing emergency relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Number one is the Red Cross. In the number two slot is an outfit called "Operation Blessing," chaired by that noted advocate of evangelo-terror Pat Robertson:
The chairman, “MG Robertson,” is none other than the Rev. Pat — Marion Gordon Robertson is his real name — while Pat’s wife DeDe is vice president and son Gordon Robertson is also on the board.

The front operation for the radical, pro-assassination televangelist and Republican power broker is also based in the Rev. Pat’s headquarters, Virginia Beach.

Robertson’s shell organizations have already collected more than $25 million from the federal government under various “faith based” federal-handout programs. And with millions of distraught citizens looking to FEMA for help in finding reputable organizations to help Katrina survivors, Robertson stands to profit magnificently from the horror that has fallen on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

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