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On Our Government-Funded Mission to Make Haiti Christian: Your Tax Dollars, Billy Graham's Son, Monsanto and Sarah Palin

As a evangelical Christian, I worry about Christian organizations accepting government aid to do its work. It is bad for the Church, it is bad for the charity, it is bad for the government. A government that controls money for ministry can devolve into a government telling the Church what it can and cannot do. The Church should be beholden to no man or institution. The Government ideally should get out of the aid business. Wise voices in the developing world say that they want "trade not aid." But it should be trade that is not intrinsically servitude. I think that the organization Ten Thousand Villages is the right way to go (and approaches like this). It is a free and voluntary exchange that honors both the seller and the purchaser. http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/

Posted on January 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm 0