Good Americans and some very good Christians

The Caribbean island of Haiti suffered the worst earthquake in recent times and many countries rushed in to help the victims of the calamity. Obviously, the Americans have a large presence amid those who are on the humanitarian mission. Right from pulling out of debris both living and dead, providing food and shelter to the needy to drawing reconstruction plans, the US have been on the forefront. Good Americans indeed.

But some very good Christians have emerged from among these good Americans. They perhaps came to the devastated country with a different mission - child lifting. Initially what appeared to be a case of extreme passion towards orphan children who were being helped in all possible way by the volunteers from a church group based in Idaho (USA) is actually turning out to be an act of kidnapping by committed and practicing Christians. As on 04 February 2010, a judge in Port au Prince established criminal charges against the group of 10 church members, it came to light that the claimed orphaned children indeed had their parents alive. The parents were told that their children would come back to them when grown up. One woman who allowed her 10 year old daughter to be taken away on such a promise has been extensively quoted by international media. While everyone else remains busy helping the needy these devout Christians shamelessly tried to accomplish a horrible mission of human trafficking.

Whether the judicial system of a small and battered nation will be able to bring the facts in this case out for everyone to know is debatable especially when the criminals belong to the most powerful country on the earth. However, some inferences can possibly be drawn about the motive of the gang.

The 33 children might have ended up as slaves in homes of some wealthy persons or sold to childless couples. Or they might have gone to Pedophiles lurking in garb of religion or, the worst might have awaited them if the gang was in the racket of trafficking in human organs.

That much for the humanitarian efforts of the missionaries.