"Faith-Based Initiatives": Refugee Resettlement in Arlington, VA: "No Questions Answered, No Reporting Allowed"
When George Bush put forth his "Faith-Based Initiatives", many Conservatives thought, great money for Churches.
Who knew the government would use these initiatives to get churches and other religious organizations to replace the population of "Legacy Americans" with Muslims?
Money tempts anyone. Even Christian Pastors. They will do anything, if they can be given a good enough excuse. In this case the excuse is, for money we will do our Christian duty to help people who need a home.
What a pile of shit. These people are here to take over. Ask them. Do you want to replace American law with Sharia?
From Gates of Vienna:
As we reported last week, a presentation on refugees was scheduled last night at the St. Ann Catholic Church in Arlington, Virginia. The event took place as planned. It was entitled “Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.: A National and Local Humanitarian Response”, and was jointly presented by officials of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement and Catholic Charities.
Last night’s event was more important than it might seem at first glance. After all, it was just a little PowerPoint slide show given to a few dozen people by a government official about the wonderful cultural enrichment that will be brought to America by “Syrian” “refugees”, and about how essential it is for Americans to help these poor suffering people.
What’s so important about that? I’ll explain.
The presentation was led by Anastasia Brown, the Director of the Division of Refugee Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement. Ms. Brown is also the former Director of Refugee Programs for Migration and Refugee Services of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
She was assisted by Patricia S. Maloof, the Program Director of Migration and Refugee Services of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington.
The event was sponsored by Marie Powell, the former superintendent of schools in the Arlington, Virginia Diocese of the Catholic Church and the retired executive director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
So what we saw at St. Ann Church last night was, in effect, a joint venture by the United States Government and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Catholic charitable organizations rake in hundreds of millions of dollars every year for their assistance in the Refugee Resettlement program, so the Church and the Diocese of Arlington are hardly disinterested parties.
Ms. Brown told the audience that she was not there in her official capacity as an employee of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). However, as you’ll see in the more detailed report below, her slide show was watermarked not with her own name, but with the official logo of a federal agency.
So Anastasia Brown seems to be Schrödinger’s bureaucrat — both official and unofficial at the same time.
The fact that she was ostensibly speaking ex officio provided the justification for her refusal to answer questions on the record.
In addition, the organizers were at pains to emphasize their request that there should be no record of the event at all.
Sources who were present say there was an implied attempt to intimidate attendees into keeping the presentation off the record.
Marie Powell told the audience that they were “not allowed to write or blog about the event.”
The leaders explicitly said “no press coverage” several times. They forbade any taping of the event.
Well, it got taped, anyway. A 90-minute audiotape recorded via a handheld microphone is below.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.