Lending a hand to help Samaritan's Purse

Lending a hand to help Samaritan's Purse

There are 101 comments on the South Shore Record story from Nov 16, 2012, titled Lending a hand to help Samaritan's Purse. In it, South Shore Record reports that:

As I helped my aunt and uncle sift through what remained of their one-story home in Oceanside the day after Hurricane Sandy flooded nearly all of their belongings, I knew there were thousands of others doing exactly the same.

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Bob

Wilmington, NC

#81 Feb 1, 2013
Oh, sh!t, now you're going to try to say the flood was a warning. Maybe god was telling all of you fools to stop judging non believers. So many of you nuts were quoting the bible when we had that earthquake a year or two ago. I don't know if you know this, but they have this thing called "science" that pretty much explains everything that you nuts think is a sign from god. Yes, there are some things that they can't explain, but the scientists say, "hey, we don't know" instead of making some sh!t up like the religinuts do.

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#82 Feb 1, 2013
Thank you, I just won 40.00 dollars. I bet a friend that you, Bob, would come back at that remark AND I bet you would use profanity. Thank you and I'll donate it in your name to the church. Too easy. Thanks again. Really I mean it.
Bob

Wilmington, NC

#83 Feb 1, 2013
It's easy to win a bet with yourself. And you're damn right I use profanity. Got a problem with it? Too damn bad.
really

Shelby, NC

#84 Feb 1, 2013
emlu wrote:
Thank you, I just won 40.00 dollars. I bet a friend that you, Bob, would come back at that remark AND I bet you would use profanity. Thank you and I'll donate it in your name to the church. Too easy. Thanks again. Really I mean it.
I thought the churches taught gambling was a sin? Is a bet not gambling?? Just saying..lol

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#85 Feb 1, 2013
Bob wrote:
It's easy to win a bet with yourself. And you're damn right I use profanity. Got a problem with it? Too damn bad.
Just saying your easy to read.

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#86 Feb 1, 2013
really wrote:
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I thought the churches taught gambling was a sin? Is a bet not gambling?? Just saying..lol
I call it "fundraising", too easy. Anybody play chess?
really

Rock Hill, SC

#87 Feb 1, 2013
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>I call it "fundraising", too easy. Anybody play chess?
I call it selective sinning :) or in your case, total bs
Yuup

Clayton, NC

#88 Feb 2, 2013
If those that are so against what SP is doing then maybe you should divert your attention away from critsizing them and towards helping the needy yourself. Of coarse I doubt that the two dollars you may give at the office once a year would go very far. The Grahams have served the needy well over the years and deserve some gratitude rather than the disrespect you are so anxious to dish out.
really

Lenoir, NC

#89 Feb 2, 2013
Yuup wrote:
If those that are so against what SP is doing then maybe you should divert your attention away from critsizing them and towards helping the needy yourself. Of coarse I doubt that the two dollars you may give at the office once a year would go very far. The Grahams have served the needy well over the years and deserve some gratitude rather than the disrespect you are so anxious to dish out.
Huge difference in helping the needy and living large on donations sent to you for that purpose. I annually donate well above the 10% level however I donate mine to local causes esp animal assistance groups. I personally think Billy Graham did good things for many people with the right motivation but I personally feel the younger generations of the family are monetarily driven, but that is only my opinion .
Yuup

Clayton, NC

#90 Feb 2, 2013
Ten percent is a large amount to donate to animals especially when there are so many hungry and cold children across this nation, but of course that is your option if you choose to do so. Franklin and his organization do well to help the needy. To accuse them of misappropriating funds is a serious accusation and I would want to have proof rather than just an opinion. These accusations only hurt the people that desperately need help. You would be suprised how many will stop donating just because they are falsely accused of wrong doing. Shame on those that spread gossip,feed the rumor mill and those that are judgemental.
really

Lenoir, NC

#91 Feb 2, 2013
Yuup wrote:
Ten percent is a large amount to donate to animals especially when there are so many hungry and cold children across this nation, but of course that is your option if you choose to do so. Franklin and his organization do well to help the needy. To accuse them of misappropriating funds is a serious accusation and I would want to have proof rather than just an opinion. These accusations only hurt the people that desperately need help. You would be suprised how many will stop donating just because they are falsely accused of wrong doing. Shame on those that spread gossip,feed the rumor mill and those that are judgemental.
They are many needy and hungry children across this nation which makes me curious how much assistance does SP provide US children?? I am under the impression many of the recipients of SP's shoeboxes are children in mostly foreign countries. Again, this is a question formed on my opinion. Secondly, I would be very curious of F. Grahams personal income and personal net worth as this is directly tied to donations generated thru the non-profit businesses he directs.
really

Lenoir, NC

#92 Feb 2, 2013
Yuup wrote:
Ten percent is a large amount to donate to animals especially when there are so many hungry and cold children across this nation, but of course that is your option if you choose to do so. Franklin and his organization do well to help the needy. To accuse them of misappropriating funds is a serious accusation and I would want to have proof rather than just an opinion. These accusations only hurt the people that desperately need help. You would be suprised how many will stop donating just because they are falsely accused of wrong doing. Shame on those that spread gossip,feed the rumor mill and those that are judgemental.
Actually I googled this ??? and in 2008 his salary was 1.2 million which was under media attention because SP had laid off 10% of it work force. His salary was higher than any other foreign relief non-profit director at the time. Also worth noting was Billy Grahams net worth was recently valued at 25 million. Google it yourself. Pretty decent for "non profit organization" just think if they were for profit but then again if it were labeled for profit I doubt contributors would feel quite the same. Google it yourself,interesting articles .

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#93 Feb 3, 2013
http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/200...
5 things we learned from Franklin Graham – CNN Belief Blog - CNN ...
religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/.../franklin-grah...
Nov 14, 2012 – Franklin Graham pays himself a salary of $409,851 per year to head up Samaritan's Purse. That does not include all his perks.

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#94 Feb 3, 2013
Operation Christmas Child
Disaster Relief
World Medical Mission,
Children’s Heart Project
HIV/AIDS Projects
Turn on the Tap

Providing medical care in the midst of conflicts in Somalia in 1993, Rwanda in 1994, Sudan since 1997, Kosovo in 1999, Afghanistan in 2002, and Iraq in 2003.
Rebuilding or repairing thousands of houses following Hurricane Mitch in 1998, the El Salvador earthquakes in 2001, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Chartering emergency airlifts to Indonesia and Pakistan in 2005, North Korea in 2007, and Myanmar and China in 2008.
Distributing food to hundreds of thousands of displaced people in Uganda and Darfur.
Of course all of this doesn't cost a thing.
really

Charlotte, NC

#95 Feb 3, 2013
emlu wrote:
http://www.cleveland.com/natio n/index.ssf/2009/10/franklin_g raham_moves_to_addre.html
5 things we learned from Franklin Graham – CNN Belief Blog - CNN ...
religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/.../franklin-grah...
Nov 14, 2012 – Franklin Graham pays himself a salary of $409,851 per year to head up Samaritan's Purse. That does not include all his perks.
Does he still receive salary from Billy Graham ministries as well or did that change also after the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability suspended SP from their program pending investigation of his income and use of corp aircraft ?? Amazing how many christian blogs and articles had same questions I did. Google it yourself.

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#96 Feb 3, 2013
Concerns about his rising financial compensation during tough economic times have prompted evangelist Franklin Graham to temporarily give up future contributions to his retirement plans at the two Christian charities he leads.

from one of the links above, but you know this

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#97 Feb 3, 2013
http://www.ecfa.org/MemberProfile.aspx... you can read the audit yourself
really

Lenoir, NC

#98 Feb 3, 2013
emlu wrote:
Concerns about his rising financial compensation during tough economic times have prompted evangelist Franklin Graham to temporarily give up future contributions to his retirement plans at the two Christian charities he leads.

from one of the links above, but you know this
To me giving up part of his benefits contribution was based on damage control after the media attention and that holds little weight with me as I doubt he was too concerned prior to the media exposing his income . Either way, I am done with this thread, people see what they want to see. Best thing for them to do is google for this information and decide for themselves. Articles are split about 50:50 in opinions. My personal opinion is SP is a money driven business using religion as it's launch pad but your opinion may vary . Research it yourself and decide, if you see it differently, then send them your money as for mine, it will continue to go elsewhere.
Btw be sure to read the article posted by Red Letter Christians, very informative.

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#99 Feb 3, 2013
really wrote:
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To me giving up part of his benefits contribution was based on damage control after the media attention and that holds little weight with me as I doubt he was too concerned prior to the media exposing his income . Either way, I am done with this thread, people see what they want to see. Best thing for them to do is google for this information and decide for themselves. Articles are split about 50:50 in opinions. My personal opinion is SP is a money driven business using religion as it's launch pad but your opinion may vary . Research it yourself and decide, if you see it differently, then send them your money as for mine, it will continue to go elsewhere.
Btw be sure to read the article posted by Red Letter Christians, very informative.
Works for me, and I choose to go by what an independennt "oversight" group findings.
Joe

Wilmington, NC

#100 Feb 3, 2013
SP= SCAM. End of discussion.

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