Updating The Philippine “Orphanage” Scandal

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  1. Xenia says:

    I wonder if some of the administrative irregularities have to do with the evangelical mistrust of social services and social workers. And a condescending view of third world countries and their laws.

  2. Michael says:

    Probably all of the above, Xenia…

  3. americanlola says:

    No excuse. We are to respect governments and obey their laws, unless they violate God’s commands.The law is there to protect, even in a corrupt situation.

  4. Nonnie says:

    Amen, Americanlola!

    Thank you, Michael for telling this story, I hope Randalls supporters will start to ask questions. Even more, I pray the truth will come out and healing will take place .

  5. brian says:

    This stuff really breaks my heart and my evangelical shadow self makes me literally loathe myself for feeling / thinking that way. We should always protect the power structure always and twice on Sunday.

  6. Joe Mauk says:

    Trial started first round Friday morning. Don’t know when the next continuation is. Someone monitoring the trial said their defense is to try to make the raid/rescue by the NBI an illegitimate raid so everything gets thrown out. They can’t fight the clear statements of the kids. Unlikely they will be successful. Things were done according to strict and professional procedures including professionally trained interviews of the kids monitored by the social welfare department.

  7. Michael says:

    Thank you for the update, Joe.
    What an abominable way for these people to represent Christ.

  8. Nonnie says:

    Continuing to pray for you and yours, Joe, as well as the kids. God bless you!

  9. Nonnie says:

    One of my friends who ministered in the Philippines for many years posted this on my FB page:

    “This makes me so sick to my stomach. Yes, I know the military friends that Tom has, and frankly he has earned those friends. I’ve heard of Tom staying by their side as chaplain during their tragedies, such as kidnappings of relatives, etc. It’s also a known fact that many “orphanages” have children who still have families, the same is true for street children rescue centers. The families are poor or not able to adaquately care for the kids, that is not uncommon. But there are serious allegations of sexual abuse and that needs to be taken care of. NO “GOOD OL BOYS CLUB”……JUST SAY NO! Let us all pray for JUSTICE TO PREVAIL and the price needs to be paid for misdeeds, no matter how “good” someone has been and how many good deeds they have done with their life.”

  10. Laura says:

    Any updates since start of June 6 trial? Have not found a squeak of information. Thank you.

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