I was trying to earn a few creds, while seeking for things to blog about that didn't fill me with total ennui. Well, here it is; an illustration in microcosm of the collusion between Christian and Corporate America at the expense of those they claim concern over.
The five Higgins children lost both of their parents in early 2004 when their mother died of breast cancer and their father of heart failure. The orphans were later taken into the home of the Leomitis family, who were acquainted with the Higgins clan through church.
To make a long story short, the moment the Leomitis family had the new house and furnishings in hand, their charitable hearts shriveled up and blew away.
According to the Higgins family, the trouble began immediately after construction of the house and production of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition episode concluded. The Leomitises allegedly launched "an orchestrated campaign" to drive the Higgins children out of their new home by battering them with verbal insults, racial epithets, and physical abuse. By the end of March, the Higginses had moved out of the Leomitis abode, and are currently scattered among the houses of other friends.
Another triumph of appearences over results. So long as one appears to be helping widows and orphans - as Good Christians are told by Jesus (rememeber Him?) to do - it doesn't matter what actually happens, so long as it's off camera.
Here endith the lesson.