Linda Hartke, CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, led a prayer vigil for the “chiiildruunn” in their own swanky back yard—-the Inner Harbor of Baltimore—yesterday. The multi-million dollar federal refugee contractor has its headquarters there.
Gee, why weren’t the “faith leaders” parading and praying through Baltimore’s seedy side?
And, of course, the lazy Associated Press (and other major media) never mention a word that Hartke and crew are being paid from the US Treasury to do their community organizing.
Sorry to our long-time readers who have heard my rant for the umpteenth time.
We are paying for their public relations campaign! 97% of their funding comes from taxpayers while they pretend that what they do is out of the goodness of their Christian hearts!
Hartke is paid over $200,000 a year to do her prayer vigil march!
Here is their latest phony-baloney public relations ploy. They only had to walk a short distance from their office building (that you help pay for too!).
This is the AP story that we saw in the San Francisco Chronicle (emphasis is mine):
BALTIMORE (AP) — Scores of Baltimore-area religious leaders held an interfaith prayer vigil for unaccompanied children who arrived in Maryland after fleeing violence in their home countries.
Dozens of religious leaders and supporters marched along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Wednesday to draw attention to the influx of immigrant children into the United States, and specifically into Maryland and Baltimore. In the first seven months of 2014, 2,205 unaccompanied immigrant children have settled in Maryland. Most of those children have been reunited with family members or placed in the homes of sponsors.
Linda Hartke, president and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and one of the rally’s organizers, said the march and prayer vigil were designed to send a message that the city is welcoming of refugees and immigrants.
“Today’s gathering is an important sign of support from the people of Baltimore that says this is a city and a state that’s welcoming of refugee kids, of people who flee violence, of people who have dreams and aspirations for their future, for their well-being, and to be reunited with their family members.”
The Lutherans are praying as well for Marylanders to take the “children” into their homes.
Now this next part is such a joke (if this weren’t so serious an issue).
Governor wannabe-President Martin O’Malley met with “faith leaders” on Monday to plan for the children.
I would bet a buck that every “faith leader” in the meeting was on salary to be there and had a financial interest, as a federal contractor, in the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ coming to the state. But, surely no reporter even thought to inquire.
The prayer vigil comes just two days after Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley met with religious leaders in the state’s capital to discuss strategies for sheltering the children in Maryland. Catholic Charities [also a federal contractor---ed] has proposed utilizing one of its Timonium facilities that has been used to house children with severe behavioral problems as a shelter for immigrant children. The facility can house 50 children at a time.
All of our coverage of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ border invasion may be found by clicking here.
Do you have a Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) subcontractor near you? Go here to find out. Note that business is booming under Obama and LIRS is in the process of hiring a second Washington lobbyist, here.
And, as 2016 approaches, just know that Martin O’Malley has done everything he could as governor of Maryland to help the anti-borders activists “welcome” more immigrants of all stripes (legal and illegal) into Maryland. I guess Maryland’s own poor minority people aren’t cool enough for O’Malley and the “faith leaders.”