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Christian Church Orphanage in Haiti in Miserable Condition

A Christian organization, Church of Bible Understanding (CBU), is not doing the good they proclaim they are. They run a two-home orphanage in the Port-au-Prince hills, which Haiti's Social Welfare Institute (SWI) has rated yellow, meaning it is not measuring up to minimum national standards.

CBU claims on its tax returns it is laying out $2.5 million yearly to run the orphanage. But when the Associated Press made a surprise visit to the homes, they found alarming conditions: dark and barren filthy rooms; ancient, worn-out mattresses, and reeking odors permeating the air. The homes were also overcrowded.

To fund the operation of the orphanage, CBU runs several antique stores in Manhattan, where items sell as high as $20,000-plus dollars. CBU tax returns don't disclose how much cash is actually being spent, due to vague descriptions of in-kind items. A CBU spokesman says it spends $1 million yearly, contradicting the amount they claim on IRS forms.

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When Pope Francis said Christian Right Have Illness, Who comes to mind?

Can you think of anyone when Pope is calling right-wing, fundamentalist Christianity an "illness." Does the name "Pat" Robertson ring a bell?

If there is one thing that differentiate the new Pop from his predecessors is the way he preaches his message.His focus is fighting for economic equality. Pope Francis has shifted the focus of the Catholic Church to issues facing the poor and the sick, and away from anti-gay and anti-abortion that have dominated the Catholic religion

Like many other thing, Pope Francis does not seem to be impressed about Christian fundamentalism.

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Haitian After Life Belief

Life After Death

In Haiti, religion is professed by almost all Haitians.

Religious demographics in Haiti are distributed as follows in the Haitian population: Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3%.

Haitian Catholics, Baptists, Protestants and other Christians accept as true the existence of heaven, hell and purgatory; that the fate of the departed depends on how he lived his life on Earth. They believe in the teaching of the Catholic Church's teachings which holds that people who led a good life tend to go to Heaven, where they will be with God, angels, departed relatives, and fellow believers.

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