Missionaries Charged With Kidnapping In Haiti

American VoicesWorldscandalkids ISSUE 46•05 Feb 8, 2010

Ten American missionaries were charged with kidnapping after trying to take 33 Haitian children—some orphans, some not—across the border to the Dominican Republic. What do you think?

  • “Trying to save these poor souls from extreme poverty by bringing them across a national border doesn't seem like a crime to me at all. Wait, unless it was the U.S. border."”

    Matt Tremblay –
    Alberene-Stone Setter

  • “We must ask ourselves: What would Jesus do? Would he not make fake brochures, steal other people's children, take them to another country, and then wish he'd thought it through a little more?"”

    Shawn Decoutere –
    Bus Driver

  • “Look, these people live in some of the most remote parts of the country. They're semi-educated at best and prone to superstition. They don't know the language. So we can't expect them to travel to Haiti and fully comprehend the seriousness of their actions."”

    Rick Jackson –
    Systems Analyst