INTERNATIONAL ACTION ALERT!
Landover Baptist "Haitians for Helotry" Mission
Squad Detained In Port-au-Prince!
Haiti - The Haitian government is in a chaotic state, now targeting
Mission groups for persecution. We learned today that a group of 19
Landover Baptist Church members are being held in Port-au-Prince after
trying to take 125 children out of Haiti.
The church group, most of them from Iowa, allegedly lacked the proper
documents when they were arrested and handled in an uncivilized manner
at 2 AM on Friday night in a bus caravan along with Haitian children
aged two months to 16 years who had survived the earthquake. When police
officers asked them for documents, group members held up their Bibles
and said, "We're working for Jesus! And the Son of the Living God does
not require any documentation!"
The group said they were setting up a makeshift facility across the
border in the Dominican Republic where they could wash and bathe the
children before shipping them back to their church compound in Freehold,
Iowa where they would be auctioned off as Christian servants, or
"Haitian Helots" to the
"You would think that with all the chaos this stupid Haitian
government would be happy to allow their children the opportunity to
live a life of decency in the service of privileged American Baptist
families," said group spokesman, Pastor Deacon Fred.
The Landover Baptist Church's, "Haitian Help" ministry, formerly
called, "Helping Hamitic
Haitians Through Holy Helotry"
was described as an effort to save the precious souls of abandoned
children of color in Haiti, provide them with proper church attire, and
ship them off to central Iowa to enjoy a life of privileged Christian servitude.
They wanted to take 125 children by buses to an abandoned 10-room motel
in the Dominican Republic that they were converting into a "soul and
body cleansing" facility for Holy
Helotry, one church member told the AP.
However, the Landover Baptists, who are Americans – the
second to be taken into custody since the 12 January quake – have
caused a political firestorm in Haiti, where the selling of Haitian
children has been suspended because officials are unable to collect and
manage the funds normally exchanged to them by American Baptists during these transactions.
"I don't see what the big deal is," said church leader, Pastor Deacon
Fred. "We've been operating this
Helotry mission in Haiti for the past 20-years,
and this is the first time anyone has said anything about it. We have
wealthy Baptist families who have ordered these children and Glory to
God, if the Haitian government has learned anything over the last
20-years its that they don't want to keep one of our Platinum Tithers
Deacon Fred said the group, including members from Freehold, Iowa and
Leviticus Landing, Iowa, only have the best intentions. "We don't pay a
dime for these children!" said one group member. "We never have! We have
a few Haitian pastors on our payroll, of course! They secure the
children, we drive by in a bus, pick them up, and in Haiti - they are
never seen or heard from again. It's that simple!
"What I want to know is how the Haitian government is going to
compensate our ministry for causing these delays," said Pastor. "We had
three auctions scheduled next week, and there a lot of angry, wealthy
church members who support this ministry with their financial love
offerings and are waiting for one of these precious little pickaninnys
to clean their anointed dishes!"
The US Embassy in Haiti sent a consular official, who also happened
to be a tithing member of the Landover Baptist Church to meet with the
detained group to set them up in a luxury hotel and spa resort in the
Dominican Republic until their trial, according to the 27-year-old
daughter of two detainees who has been in touch with her parents.
"They will go in front of a judge on Wednesday," Pastor told the
Associated Press. "The issue now is finding out the name of that judge
and getting the proper amount of money into his hands so our people and
our property can be released in the Name of Jesus Christ!"