The FBI has posted helpful tips to avoid being scammed when donating to the relief effort. Number 2: Be skeptical of individuals representing themselves as surviving victims or officials asking for donations via e-mail or social networking sites.
Can my Christian family agree to ignore the Pat Robertson nonsense for the time being? Whether you think the man was out of line or on point, this story threatens to distract from the far more significant events taking place in Haiti. Using Facebook or Twitter to distance oneself from Robertson seems only to draw attention back to ourselves. Are you worried your non-Christian friends assume you share Robertson’s belief? Surely you haven’t given them enough credit. Perhaps the best thing to come from this story is the possible mud-wrestling match between mega-church pastor Rick Warren and Rain Wilson (Dwight from The Office).