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Fri Sep 13, 2013, 02:09 AM

Mission Congo: A New Documentary Reveals How Pat Robertson's African Charity Was a Scam


The televangelist raised millions with Operation Blessing, a bogus aid organization.

September 5, 2013 |

One of the stranger sights of the refugee crisis that followed the 1994 Rwandan genocide was of stretcher-bearers rushing the dying to medical tents, with men running alongside reciting Bible verses to the withering patients.

The bulk of the thousands of doctors and nurses struggling to save lives – as about 40,000 people died of cholera – were volunteers for the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The Bible readers were hired by the American televangelist and former religious right presidential candidate, Pat Robertson, and his aid organisation, Operation Blessing International.

But on Robertson's US television station, the Christian Broadcasting Network, that reality was reversed, as he raised millions of dollars from loyal followers by claiming Operation Blessing was at the forefront of the international response to the biggest refugee crisis of the decade. It's a claim he continues to make, even though an official investigation into Robertson's operation in Virginia accused him of "fraudulent and deceptive" claims when he was running an almost non-existent aid operation.

"We brought the largest contingent of medicine into Goma in Zaire, at least the first and the largest," Robertson said as recently as last year on his TV station.

The rest: http://www.alternet.org/culture/mission-congo-pat-robertsons-charity-scam?page=0%2C0

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2013, 02:29 AM

1. I hope this documentary is aired on American television stations.

But I doubt it will be.

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Sat Sep 14, 2013, 12:20 AM

2. fucking asshole should be in prison!!!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 06:42 AM

3. A long time ago for a long time

The last thing I want is him in my living room on the teevee spouting his type of religion thats for sure. I don't want any of it

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