“I wonder how the Ebola doctor feels now that his humanitarian trip has cost a Christian charity much more than any services he rendered. What was the point? Whatever good Dr. Kent Brantly did in Liberia has now been overwhelmed by the more than $2 million already paid by the Christian charities Samaritan’s Purse and SIM USA just to fly him and his nurse home in separate Gulfstream jets, specially equipped with medical tents, and to care for them at one of America’s premier hospitals. (This trip may be the first real-world demonstration of the economics of Obamacare.) Why did Dr. Brantly have to go to Africa? The very first ‘risk factor’ listed by the Mayo Clinic for Ebola — an incurable disease with a 90 percent fatality rate — is: ‘Travel to Africa.’ Can’t anyone serve Christ in America anymore? All our elite cultural institutions laugh at virginity and celebrate promiscuity. So no, there’s nothing for a Christian to do here.” – Ann Coulter, adding that Christian missionaries only send doctors to Africa because they are accused of being homphobic bigots in America. (Tipped by JMG reader Blair)
NOTE: Charity Navigator gives Samaritan’s Purse its highest rating of four stars, reporting that 89% of its $400M annual budget is spent on the “programs and services it delivers.” It should be noted, however, that the chairman and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse is the viciously anti-gay Franklin Graham.