The Road to Hell, Haiti, and the Baptists

When the American group was arrested for trying to bring Haitian children over the border into the Dominican Republic last week I literally screamed at my television. Among my shouts were “Are you nuts” and “Think before you act”. Their actions played right into the “international adoption equal child trafficking” argument that I railed against in last week’s blog. Everything about this case is confusing, and the more I learn, the more the actions of this group don’t make sense. What is clear is that their actions were ill informed (read: stupid) and may well have been illegal. It is equally clear that their actions were not evil. In no way am I condoning what they did, but I see the excessive media and Haitian focus on this group as a distraction from the real problems of trafficking Haitian children for sex and slavery. It also smacks of media bias.
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