Uniting Church of Balmain a Samaritan for foreigners only

One’s got to question the prejudice of the Church when it ignores the local poor outside its doorstep and yet pours its flock’s resources to harbour distant illegals who only re-confirm themselves as criminals.

In April 2011, sixteen illegals from Iran and Afghanistan housed in Sydney’s Villawood Detention Centre were charged with rioting and arson.   A two-day riot involved about 100 illegals and the burning down of nine detention buildings causing $9 million in damage in the Villawood Detention Centre. Seven of the men also face two charges each – one of unlawful violence and another of threatening Serco staff at the Detention Centre.

What reason could there possible be not to deport them immediately?  Who wants illegals who cause criminal damage in a country to which they are seeking asylum?

Bleeding hearts like the Uniting Church of Balmain want these violent illegals to have more rights, counselling, free legal representation, welfare benefits and freedom to live in the Australian community.

Yet the well-heeled set from Sydney’s exclusive Balmain ignore the local homeless of inner Sydney on their own doorstep.  On any given night in Australia 105,000 people are homeless and nearly half of these are under the age of 25.  Many are aged under the age of 10. More than half of homeless are turned away from refuges.

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– sidelined for foreign illegals

Yet the upper middle class self-funded retiree types with nothing to do like Frances Milne of Balmain for Refugees and Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Coalition lead a bleeding hearts campaign for the rights of illegals, including those charged with violent crimes.

What is it with the bourgeois Greens and these inner city set selectively championing foreign samaritanism to the detriment of our own underclass?  Charity begins at home, not with a leaky boat just beyond the high tide mark off Indonesia.

Prov.   ‘You should take care of family and people close to you before you worry about helping others. I don’t think our church should worry so much about a foreign relief fund when there are people in need right here in our city. Charity begins at home. If you really want to make the world a better place, start by being polite to your sister. Charity begins at home.’

When we abandon our own we become savagesWhen we abandon our own, we become savages