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  • Grand Union Nov 14, 2:51 p.m.

    ". I was pleasantly surprised when I learned the purpose of SP isn't to save people's homes or their belongings. Much more importantly, it's to save their souls. "

    is this sarcasm?

  • pelosi-rulz Nov 14, 12:36 p.m.

    What? This must be a scam... those people in ny and nj are fine and don't need our help.

    Obama went up and saved them all by himself. Didn't you hear it on the news? Heck msnbc was glad the storm came and killed a bunch of people so obama would look good saving the rest.

    Nothing to see up there anymore, they all are all safe and sound.

  • cushioncritter Nov 14, 11:39 a.m.

    Another way to do secession is to let these all-knowing NY-ers take care of themselves when the wrath of God is upon them, when they "do not that which is right".

  • Honesty first Nov 14, 11:03 a.m.

    And I believe I read where Franklin is paid $1.2 million per year by the organization that he took over from his father, the BGEA

  • ncnative1 Nov 14, 10:14 a.m.

    SP is the most well run and organized group I have ever worked with--and I have done a tremendous amount of work with Habitat. I volunteered with Samaritan's Purse after Hurricane Isaac earlier this year, and I'm going with SP to NJ next month. I was pleasantly surprised when I learned the purpose of SP isn't to save people's homes or their belongings. Much more importantly, it's to save their souls.

    If you want to change other peoples' lives for the better, and gain a completely different perspective on what it means to help your fellow man, volunteer with SP!

  • Whosays Nov 14, 9:45 a.m.

    If more people would help out these victims instead of trying to find fault of the charity then maybe they would get through this sooner!

  • lasm Nov 14, 9:41 a.m.

    Grand Union: "Its a scam. Franklin pays himself over $400,000 a year for other peoples work from Samaritans Purse alone."

    "http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/religious/samaritans-purse-in-boone-nc-281"

    Fron the 2009 Report: Programs: 89% Fund Raising: 6% Administrative: 5%

    89% of expenses used for their programs-that is a wonderful record for The Lord's work. What part of our income and expenses have we used for The Lord's work?

  • lasm Nov 14, 9:28 a.m.

    tsquaring: "No surprise they're helping. Now let the God hating trolls jump in..."

    I think they already have.....please say a prayer for them that He will "heap fires of coal upon their heads" (I think I got that verse right)

  • lasm Nov 14, 9:25 a.m.

    Grand Union: "Its a scam. Franklin pays himself over $400,000 a year for other peoples work from Samaritans Purse alone."

    In all sincerity, the only thing we can say for you is prayers. When millions of people share in their Lord's work, and someone belittles it and calls it a scam, the "Light" has certainly not shined on them; and they need all the prayers those of faith can send up. God bless you......f

  • Grand Union Nov 14, 8:50 a.m.

    "Wow, I didn't know this group was based out of little old Boone! Show 'em how it's done without govt programs!"

    Its a scam. Franklin pays himself over $400,000 a year for other peoples work from Samaritans Purse alone.

    http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/religious/samaritans-purse-in-boone-nc-281

  • Wheelman Nov 14, 8:27 a.m.

    This was Franklin's ministry long before his father retired and Franklin was asked to take over his father's ministry and organization.

  • lasm Nov 13, 7:47 p.m.

    I forgot to complete my last sentence. I meant to say "I think 8.5 million shoe boxes with gifts for children around the world were packed and given away" last year.

  • lasm Nov 13, 7:42 p.m.

    Honesty first: "is this Franklins organization or just Franklin speaking for his dad again. I have lost my respect for Franklin after what he did in his fathers name to support Romney"
    This Christian MINISTRY, not organization, has nothing to do with politics. This ministry is done in his "Father's" (note the capital "F" as in THE Father-God) Son's name-Jesus Christ. (I would love to tell you about him if you would like.) So sorry you seem not to know this. Among many other ministries, including the contents of this article, Samaritans Purse runs "Operation Christmas Child" every year. I think 8.5 million shoe boxes with gifts for children around the world were packed and given away.

  • Honesty first Nov 13, 7:00 p.m.

    is this Franklins organization or just Franklin speaking for his dad again. I have lost my respect for Franklin after what he did in his fathers name to support Romney

  • storchheim Nov 13, 6:53 p.m.

    Wow, I didn't know this group was based out of little old Boone! Show 'em how it's done without govt programs!

  • tsquaring Nov 13, 6:28 p.m.

    No surprise they're helping. Now let the God hating trolls jump in...

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