Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Sent: 6/15/2010 8:24:06 A.M. Central Daylight Time

Subj: The "friends" of charities who divide and conquer

Dear Ms. Williams,

Charities in Ohio should be careful about the friends they keep.

Some friends can be adept at cloaking themselves in empathetic human emotion, while having ulterior motives to enrich themselves at the expense of those they are befriending. These friends are practiced at victimizing some in your charities group and bribing others in the group to avert their eyes. That is until something happens and someone else in your group is eligible to be attacked and victimized (in other words, a divide and conquer strategy).

The hallmark of these friends is they can satisfy their greed for lots of money only by getting it in small amounts out of the pockets of thousands, even millions, of innocent bystanders, for whom the small amounts are too small to complain about and to stop what is going on.

Who are these "friends" of Ohio charities I am talking about?

You can find some of them here:

Have I caught your attention? I hope so.

If I have caught your attention, I would say that you will need to undertake soul searching, investigation and critical thinking to determine your own view about what I say.

If you are game for that, an excellent (but very difficult) starting point is to decide whether you believe, in your heart of hearts, that it is right and proper for Catholic Church dioceses around the country to be bankrupted as a result of the sex abuse scandal (which shows no signs of abating). If you wish to initiate soul searching, investigation, and critical thinking about that, you might look at this email I sent Catholic dioceses in 2005 and the referenced appended document, which in its current form is this.

You also should check your heart of hearts about whether the Boy Scouts of America are deserving of being bankrupted by the plaintiffs' lawyers. ($18,500,000 judgment reported on April 23rd.

I hope you will engage in the soul searching and critical thinking that I believe is needed to find out what you think or should think in your heart of hearts. If you would like my help in undertaking that exercise, I will be pleased to offer whatever assistance I can.

I will understand if you choose not to engage in the exercise.

Thank you.

Rob Shattuck

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