Tuesday, April 14, 2009

World Vision antics exposed in Canada

Mahinda Gunasekera, President of the Sri Lanka United National Association (SLUNA) of Canada has told the Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development that a Presidential Commission of Inquiry had revealed that the Canadian-funded World Vision had launched operation 'Mustard Seed' to convert poor Buddhist and Hindu communities in Sri Lanka to Christianity.

Through this project the WV set up Day Care Centres for pre-school children in villages, placing them in the care of recent converts to Christianity. These converts try to indoctrinate the children by distributing gift boxes with pictures of 'Baby Jesus' filled with lots of goodies. At the same time they gave empty boxes with pictures of the Buddha to the same children thus making them disillusioned with their ancestral religion taught to them by their parents.

WV had also offered a government doctor in charge of a rural hospital a special payment by World Vision to assist in a WV-run medical clinic. The doctor however had not accepted the allurement or bribe as he would have been compelled to neglect his official duties at the hospital. Thereupon false allegations had been made against this doctor accusing him of abusing two young girls. This matter was fully investigated and the charges were proved to be false.

Mahinda Weerasinghe was responding to a question by Bob Rae, MP, Liberal Party who wanted to know about regarding the hidden agenda of INGOs relating to unethical conversion of Buddhists and Hindus to Christianity. He specifically asked why the World Vision was accused of such conversions.