Friday, July 29, 2005

On Christian Credentials

I never cease to be amazed at how so many Christians are gullible and naive whenever people use their faith as a credential for their character. In my experience, nearly every scam man and con artist in the country has used that trick. That's why I always refuse listings in "Christian Yellow Pages" and avoid doing business with anyone who advertises their faith along with their product or service.

Every day you can read another story about a charming "Christian" who has duped someone into believing that faith made them virtuous. Few examples, however, are as daring or as lucrative as the one published in yesterday's Washington Post. Below is a description of a hotel event planner who, from an office in her small two bedroom apartment, managed to land a no-bid sub-contract for nine months of homeland security work. She billed the government for $24 million dollars and managed to pocket $5.4 million dollars for herself.

Former Eclipse associates interviewed by The Post in recent weeks described Sims as bright, charming and capable. Her friends dismissed the possibility of impropriety, saying she and Sullivan are both devout Christians who would never take advantage of the government for personal gain.

2 comments:

grandma1 said...

Dallas Morning News, burried way back in section D. Energy bill who will benefit.

"One of the controversial provisions is $500 million in grants and $1 billion in royalty cuts to help oil and gas companies develop "ultra-deepwater" operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

Three-fourths of the money would be funneled through the Texas Energy Center, an organization based in Sugar Land, the home town of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay."

I quess Sen. Bingham didn't do as good a job as I was hoping for.

Suppose this is a christian organization too or just Chaney.

Tena Prescott

Marty said...

why I always refuse listings in "Christian Yellow Pages" and avoid doing business with anyone who advertises their faith along with their product or service.

You're kidding, right?