Thursday, November 13, 2008

US Bishops cut off ACORN funding

A community grantmaking arm of the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops has cut off all funding for a group embroiled in controversy over claims of voter registration fraud and embezzlement, church leaders said Tuesday.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, which supports anti-poverty and social justice programs nationwide, will no longer make grants to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN, said Auxiliary Bishop Robert Morin of New Orleans.
The decision was made following claims that nearly $1 million had been embezzled from ACORN by the brother of its founder.

Talk about closing the barn door after the horse gets out. . .well, better late than never!
Remember the radio station my friends and I tried to start on Long Island? Our station on eastern LI may be going to ACORN. That's a bitter pill to swallow.
Read the entire story on the AP.

1 comment:

GrannyGrump said...

I agree -- better late than never.

And there's no point in throwing good money after bad.

Though I might recommend a lawsuit demanding previous grants back on the grounds that they were obtained by fraudulently concealing the organization's true nature. But this is one where the Church should have looked before they leaped.