Saturday, July 03, 2004

I have never been a fan of vouchers to subsdize students attending private schools with public funds, and I am less so today after what happened this week here in Polk County. It also shows that it is not just a few shysters on radio and television who lie and steal in the name of the Lord.

According to a story in the Lakeland Ledger, a woman who claims to be the "Overseer and Prophetess" of a local church and founded a private school was charged with several members of her family with taking over a quarter million dollars of McCay scholarships and federal breakfast/lunch funds and putting them to personal uses such as rent, entertainment, comedy show tickets, nail and beauty care, among other expenses. While former teachers at the school said that payroll checks often bounced and students didn't have enough books and other resources, she lived in one of Bartow's most expensive homes and bought a $53,000 Humvee.

Do you get the idea there's something wrong here?

That's not only stealing, but using the position of a minister to deceive and steal. There are always a few bad apples in every bunch, even among those who attempt to do go and spread the Gospel. You know, I believe there is a special place in Hades for people like this.


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