Satanic abuse no myth, say experts Rigorous Intuition: Walpurgisnacht The Independent | Britain | British News and Information
A specially commissioned government report will this week conclude that satanic abuse does take place in Britain. It will say that its victims have suffered actual abuse and are not suffering from "false memory syndrome".
The report, ordered by the Department of Health, focuses on the experiences of 50 "survivors". Compiled by Dr John Hale, director of the Portman Clinic in London, and psychotherapist Valerie Sinason, it will reopen the debate which started a decade ago with testimonies from children in Nottingham, Rochdale and Orkney.
Its findings contradict the claims of a report ordered by the Conservative government in 1994, which concluded that satanic abuse was a "myth". It follows the growing concern of child protection agencies, and the Government, over organised child abuse.
Last week, it emerged that police were investigating the alleged sexual and physical abuse of up to 4,000 children in care homes and council-run homes in Devon. Ms Sinason, who has treated 126 ritual abuse survivors, said yesterday that in many cases children were tortured by being held under water or made to believe they had witnessed the murder of infants as part of the satanic ritual.
"Some children are born for the purpose of abuse and are not registered on birth certificates," she added. "The abusers use trickery to convince children they have taken part in murder. This increases the power of the abuser."
The report will point to the difficulty of bringing prosecutions because of the problems of putting abused children into the witness box. There are currently at least five cases involving ritual abuse in the hands of lawyers. Lee Moore, a barrister who founded the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, and was himself a victim of ritual abuse, said it was hard to persuade people to give evidence, particularly after the 1994 report claiming satanic abuse was a myth perpetuated by social workers.
The latest report was welcomed by Dr Joan Coleman, a Surrey psychiatrist who has spent 14 years treating victims. "A lot of children are born into satanic families who indulge in this ritual abuse," she said. "It's only now that child sexual abuse is being exposed that people are beginning to believe ritual abuse exists."
The report will be studied by John Hutton, the health department minister with responsibility for child protection. He is expected to order an investigation into its findings. Rigorous Intuition: Walpurgisnacht
Packaging abuse of women as entertainment for adults TheStar.com - living - Packaging abuse of women as entertainment for adults - Cruel, degrading scenes `normalized' for generation brought up in dot-com world 1/26/08 Antonia Zerbisias Living Columnist....
According to the Internet Filter Review, worldwide porn revenues, including in-room movies at hotels, sex clubs and the ever-expanding E-sex world, topped $97 billion in 2006. That's more than the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink....
Every second, 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography....
That's a lot of women who, for whatever their reasons, and most likely they are economic, are being tortured....and young too...very young....3 yrs.and up
There's a huge market for the domination of women....
Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, has been tracking the trend for years. In his new book Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity, he writes with alarm about how the "cruelty line" in mass-market pornography is driving up. At the same time, the "normalization" line – "the measure of the acceptance of pornography in the mainstream of contemporary culture" – is also up, sharply. "If pornography is increasingly cruel and degrading, why is it increasingly commonplace instead of more marginalized?" he writes. "In a society that purports to be civilized, wouldn't we expect most people to reject sexual material that becomes evermore (sic) dismissive of the humanity of women? How do we explain the simultaneous appearance of more, and increasingly more intense, ways to humiliate women sexually and the rising popularity of the films that present those activities?" http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/296391
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Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching. For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. That your trust may be in Yahweh, I teach you today, even you. Haven't I written to you thirty excellent things of counsel and knowledge, to teach you truth, reliable words, to give sound answers to the ones who sent you?
Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court; for Yahweh will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.
Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, and don't associate with one who harbors anger: lest you learn his ways, and ensnare your soul.
Don't you be one of those who strike hands, of those who are collateral for debts. If you don't have means to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?.
Don't move the ancient boundary stone, which your fathers have set up.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings; he won't serve obscure men.
When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you; put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite. Don't be desirous of his dainties, seeing they are deceitful food.
Don't weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint. Why do you set your eyes on that which is not? For it certainly sprouts wings like an eagle and flies in the sky.
Don't eat the food of him who has a stingy eye, and don't crave his delicacies: for as he thinks about the cost, so he is. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, but his heart is not with you. The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up, and lose your good words.
Don't speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Don't move the ancient boundary stone. Don't encroach on the fields of the fatherless: for their Defender is strong. He will plead their case against you.
Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge.
Don't withhold correction from a child. If you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod, and save his soul from Sheol.
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad, even mine: yes, my heart will rejoice, when your lips speak what is right.
Don't let your heart envy sinners; but rather fear Yahweh all the day long. Indeed surely there is a future hope, and your hope will not be cut off.
Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path! Don't be among ones drinking too much wine, or those who gorge themselves on meat: for the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
Listen to your father who gave you life, and don't despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth, and don't sell it: get wisdom, discipline, and understanding. The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him. Let your father and your mother be glad! Let her who bore you rejoice!
My son, give me your heart; and let your eyes keep in my ways. For a prostitute is a deep pit; and a wayward wife is a narrow well. Yes, she lies in wait like a robber, and increases the unfaithful among men.
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who stay long at the wine; those who go to seek out mixed wine. Don't look at the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly: In the end, it bites like a snake, and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind will imagine confusing things. Yes, you will be as he who lies down in the midst of the sea, or as he who lies on top of the rigging: "They hit me, and I was not hurt; they beat me, and I don't feel it! When will I wake up? I can do it again. I can find another."
Don't be envious of evil men. Neither desire to be with them: For their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about mischief.
Through wisdom a house is built; By understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled with all rare and beautiful treasure.
A wise man has great power; And a knowledgeable man increases strength; For by wise guidance you wage your war; And victory is in many advisors.
Wisdom is too high for a fool: He doesn't open his mouth in the gate.
One who plots to do evil will be called a schemer. The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.
If you falter in the time of trouble, your strength is small.
Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter! If you say, "Behold, we didn't know this;" Doesn't he who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, doesn't he know it? Shall he not render to every man according to his work?
My son, eat honey, for it is good; The droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste: So you shall know wisdom to be to your soul; if you have found it, then there will be a reward, your hope will not be cut off.
Don't lay in wait, wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous. Don't destroy his resting-place: for a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.
Don't rejoice when your enemy falls. Don't let your heart be glad when he is overthrown; Lest Yahweh see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
Don't fret yourself because of evildoers; Neither be envious of the wicked: For there will be no reward to the evil man; and the lamp of the wicked shall be snuffed out.
My son, fear Yahweh and the king. Don't join those who are rebellious: For their calamity will rise suddenly; The destruction from them both -- who knows?
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. All those who do his work have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! Psalm 111.10 WEB
1. Mirroring your life. Copyrighted by porch garbage, Masonic roaches..Online Harassment
The most common harassment is starting the discussion that they expected you to start, but in a way that ridicules you. The username of the thread starter could be a mockery or the subject could be twisted into an undesirable direction.
Example 1. You want to register harassment.info and want to ask for advice. They started already a discussion about registering suicide.info
Example 2. You fell with your bicycle. Now a perp starts a discussion with the title "I fell with my bicycle" and he describes what happened to you but it's written as if it happened to him. Then the others are mocking him. When you read it you will understand that in fact they are mocking you.
Example 3. A perp disappears for a while from the forum, just like you did. Now another perp starts a discussion "Where is he? Is he dead?" Then he reappears to explain that he is psychotic and that he has to take medication. This is a way of telling that you are going to be dead or psychotic and on medication. The comments of the other perps say that they enjoy it.
Example 4. A perp wants to sell something that you have and asks how much they would be willing to pay.
2. Inviting you for a real world contact.
Don't ever respond to that. They are the worst stalkers that you can find.
Example. A perp has a present for you. He gives you his address. He gives you the present. Then he shows you that he has gold. Then he walks outside because his mobile phone rings, leaving you alone with the "gold".
3. Classic spam that is different from that of a spam perp.
1. An image that contains a written message is standard spam. The first time I saw it I thought that it was unique but I saw that just the same trick was used by other harassment agents on other websites.
2. Very short posts that don't add value to the current post.
* a post with only the words "i dunno" or "lol cool".
* a post with only a smilie.
3. Double posting.
4. A very long piece of undesired text is standard spam, sometimes posted over and over again in your discussion.
5. Posts that serve no other purpose than to increase the post count, to give the impression that the discussion is popular.
6. Posts that serve no other purpose than to complete the page with 10 messages, so the next message will appear on top of a new page. That new message may then give the impression that it has nothing to do with the subject and the poster could get banned.
7. Posts that serve no other purpose than to move the discussion to the top of the list.
8. A signature can contain a mockery.
4. Disregarding your opinion.
Example. Someone wrote clearly bad advice. You answered with good advice. The next poster praises the first advice.
5. Disregarding your emotions.
Example. You wrote very negatively about a perp and he asks you to help him with his website.
6. Giving a clearly wrong answer to your question.
Example. They recommend the thing that you didn't want.
Example. You have a .tk domain name but it's listed very low in the google results. You ask advice for a "real" domain name without telling that you have a .tk domain. They recommend a .tk domain.
7. Refusing to answer a question that you wrote in a way that you can only answer with yes or no.
8. Using grammatical constructions that make it easy to misinterpret the text.
Example. You know if I didn't know better I would think you are a perp.
(That's 14 words, 6 verbs.)
9. Registering or forbidding the username that you had in mind when you want to register on a forum.
10. Using different usernames to establish a reputation.
Example. You complain that someone cheated on you. Now he uses an other username to tell the others that he knows him and that he's such a fine man.
Example. X starts a discussion "Y is after all a fine man." X explains that he met Y. Y came from that far city to help X repair his bicycle. But X and Y are the same person.
Again Pope Leo VII said: "Freemasonry is the permanent personification of the Revolution; it constitutes a sort of society in reverse whose aim is to exercise an occult overlordship upon society as we know it, and whose sole raison d'etre consists of waging war against God and his Church." (De Poncins, Freemasonry and the Vatican, p. 45)
In Freemasonry and the Vatican, Leon de Poncins uses Jewish sources to argue that Freemasonry is closely related to Judaism. For example, Rabbi Elle Benamozegh wrote: "Masonic theology corresponds well enough to that of the Kabbala.,,,(Israel et L'Humanite, p.73)
De Poncins cites an article that appeared in 1861 in a Parisian Jewish Review La Verite Israelite: "But the spirit of Freemasonry is that of Judaism in its most fundamental beliefs; its ideas are Judaic, its language is Judaic, its very organization, almost, is Judaic... "
De Poncins writes that the goal of both Freemasonry and Judaism is the unification of the world under Jewish law. (Freemasonry and the Vatican, p. 76)
Judeo Masonic culture hasn't been all-bad. It has allowed us to accept our sexual desires without feeling guilty and given us the freedom to find God again on our own terms. However these benefits are temporary enticements. The ultimate aim is to divorce us from God and enslave us to our sexual and material lusts, i.e. to arrest our development.
But I have no doubt that mankind is being subverted by its political and cultural leaders, beholden to international bankers and their allies, who are often practising Luciferians. They use Judaism (incl. Zionism) and Freemasonry as instruments of organization and control. Obviously the majority of Jews and Freemasons are unaware or do not believe this.
Modern culture perpetuates Lucifer's rebellion. It makes a God of man. Man defines everything including goodness and truth. As result, we are in a spiritual prison cut off from God and oppressed by relentless reminders of our stunted development.
I'm afraid spiritual and psychological enslavement is but a prelude to a political and economic one.
Multiple, profound incidents involving members of the organization lead to a singular question: is Freemasonry a haven for the mentally ill?
Freemasonry is a ritual-based organization, meaning each activity, from closed meetings to new member induction, is a performance of specific actions with value assigned by its membership.
From a psychological perspective, individuals who feel compelled to participate in elitist ritualistic activities do so to affirm self worth. It is for this reason that Freemasonry attracts individuals who lack a sense of unconditional acceptance within mainstream society, identifiable by the desire to be "free" and "accepted" individuals within a private "society
A group of individuals seeking affirmation of self value is likely to share other related emotional disorders, therefore resulting in, even if unintentionally, patterns of unhealthy behavior or actions that are accepted by the group.
Interaction with peers outside of traditional work and family environments can be an enriching, rewarding way to improve quality of life while promoting unity and the fulfillment of worthwhile community causes. Though Freemasonry’s marketed organizational construct conveys this, the goals and objectives integrated into its following reflect an obscure secondary motive: to ensure the well-being of its members through mutual assistance. Providing a support network of mutual assistance to an emotionally deprived group of individuals seeking affirmation of value may be the aspect of a seemingly typical fraternal organization that has associated Freemasonry with a spectrum of malicious activities including organized crime, pedophilia, and murder.
Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: and let them that hate him flee before his face.
In JBoy's world, we'd be jailed or killed for being a Freemason.
Originally Posted by JBoy
Candidates entering the Order also had to kiss their initiator on the mouth, the navel, the penis, and at "the base of the spine." These kisses were regarded by critics of the Order as proof of their perverted sexual activities, but in the occult tradition, the navel, sexual organs and the perineum are the physical locations of the psychic centres of the human body, known in the East as chakras.
A GOD BORN FROM THE BUTTOCKS OF A COW !!!!!!!
This is all nothing more than a bold face lie. There are no sexual acts conducted during the Initiation. No kissing, anywhere.
__________________ "Quia tu lucerna mea Domine et Domine inluminabis tenebras meas."
This chapter, like Chapter Four, was written by J Edward Decker, of the FREE THE MASON MINISTRIES. I believe you will find it an eye-opener.
When the average American thinks of Masonry, the thoughts are of Children's Burn Centers and Hospitals, and the Shrine Circus, where handicapped children are often carried to the front row seats in the strong arms of weeping men who are wearing the red Fezes of their fraternity. Rarely do we see a parade without these same Shriners driving up and down the parade route in their little cars and motorcycles, dressed in clothes out of the Arabian nights, bringing laughter to the children lined up along the way.
On more serious occasions, such as the laying of public building cornerstones, or at a funeral service of a Lodge members, these same men, dressed in somber attire, wearing their ornate sashes, medallioned chains of office and ceremonial aprons, will perform with solemn dignity the rites handed down through the centuries of their secret ritual -"Good men," they say, "becoming better!"
Yet, once you get past the good-old-boy fraternal act, the funny hats of the Shriners and the sheltered reputation of the local Blue Lodge Masonic groups, there is something beyond the colorful mask, an aura of mystery, power and intrigue, complete with under oaths of false gods, blood oaths, conspiracy and back room politics.
The Fez itself, is an example of the double meaning behind most of Freemasonry's facade. Worn and even carried to the grave with pompous dignity, the history of the Fez is barbaric and anti-Christian. In the early 8th Century,
Muslim hordes overran the Moroccan city of Fez, shouting: "There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet. There they butchered almost 50,000 Christian men, women and children, all in the name of Allah, the same demon god to whom the Shriners bow in worship (and proclaim him the god of their fathers) in the Shrine initiation ceremony.
The Shriner's blood oath and confession of Allah as God is found in the secret ritual book, THE MYSTIC SHRINE An Illustrated Ritual of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Shrine (pp. 20-22).
One must realize that ALLAH is not just another name for God. Allah is the name of another god and in usual occult fashion, the initiate swears that he will be inseparably obligated to this "most powerful and binding oath," in advance, and that he may never retract or depart from it.
During the butchering of the people of Fez, the streets literally ran red with blood of the martyred Christians. The Muslim murderers dipped their caps in the blood of their victims as testimony to Allah. These blood stained caps eventually were called Fezes and became the Muslim badge of honor. The Shriners wear that same Fez today. The greatest tragedy is that the Fez is often worn by men who profess to be Christians themselves. It must cause God to weep.
A curious piece of the Masonic conspiracy puzzle in the founding of America is the actual layout for the Capital City of Washington, D.C. Actually it's as much the audacity of the thing as the conspiratorial nature of it. You see, the city was laid out in the form of key Masonic symbols, the "Square," the "Compass," the "Rule," and the "Pentagram."
Take any good street map of downtown Washington and find the Capital Building. Facing the Capital from the Mall and using the Capital as the head or top of the compass, the left leg is represented by Pennsylvania Avenue and the right
leg by Maryland Avenue. The square is found in the usual Masonic position with the intersection of Canal Street and Louisiana Avenue. The left leg of the et aass stands on the White House and the right leg stands on the Jefferson Memorial. The circle drive and short streets behind the Capital form the head and ears of what Satanists call the GOAT OF MENDES, or the GOAT'S HEAD!
Four years ago, Vernon Hill, a retired insurance broker and Shriner of 15 years, was driving sick children to the Shriners Orthopedic Hospital in Greenville, North Carolina and Cincinnati, Ohio. As he waited to drive the kids back home, he'd visit with other Shriners from around the country and began to hear things that disturbed him. Like how officers in various Temples allegedly misappropriated the money that was raised for the hospitals. How the general membership had no idea of the way donations seemed to go towards any and everything but the hospitals they were raised for.
As Hill began asking questions, he learned of a series of investigative articles published by the Orlando Sentinel in 1986 that the popular advice columnist Ann Landers characterized as distressing. In response to a reader, Landers wrote:
"The Sentinel reported that in 1985 the Shriners kept a whopping 71 percent of the money raised, about $21.7 million.
This went to pay for a range of clubhouse expenses, including the upkeep of private bars, restaurants and golf courses. They also used the money to pay for conventions, travel and entertainment for their 880,000 members and, again, fund raising.
The Shrine's most lucrative source of income is the circuses throughout the country. They generated about $23 million in 1985, the paper reported. The records show that LESS THAN 2 percent, or $346,251, went to the medical care of the children. I find this shocking. The Sentinel cited Internal Revenue Service records showing that although the Shrine is the richest charity in the nation, it gave its 22 hospitals for children less than one-third of the gross collected from the public in 1984. The REMAINDER was spent on food, travel, entertainment, fraternal ceremonies and fund-raising."
Later that year, the Shriners Announced Fund-Raising Guidelines For Temples and according to an AP story dated October 28, 1986:
"TAMPA, Fla. - The Shriners have agreed to a new set of fund-raising guidelines after a newspaper reported that less than one-third of the money raised by the fraternal organization each year goes to its charities. A list of 10 recommendations was unanimously adopted Monday by the Shriners board at a quarterly meeting, according to a news release.
The standards "are intended to assure the public that information on Shriners fund-raising activities is sufficient to easily identify those activities which benefit the Temples and those which benefit Shriners Hospitals," said Mike Andrews, Shriners public relations director.
Under the guidelines, all 189 temples nationwide must maintain detailed financial records relating to all fund-raising, the head of each temple must approve all fund-raising done under the auspices of his temple, and temple accounts must be regularly audited or reviewed by accountants."
Expecting the Shriners to abide by their own new guidelines, Hill kept asking questions and found information to the contrary. The head of an online nonprofit group suggested that he contact a tax specialist named Paul Dolnier. After a few emails, they spoke on the phone.
"Paul asked me about ten questions and after fifteen minutes, we knew we could work together," Hill explained. Dolnier has been a tax accountant since 1991, has a Masters Degree in Taxation and spent three years as an IRS Revenue Officer. "After working for the IRS, I became a nonprofit consultant of sorts," Dolnier explained. "They are unique clients and I helped them with their IRS applications and accounting." "I don't have an axe to grind," Dolnier stated. "What I do know is that after I checked out his story, I've worked with Vernon the past 16 months to obtain hundreds of pages of documents from the IRS in Ogden, Utah. We requested the 990's directly from the IRS rather than ask the individual groups. As I reviewed the forms, it became clear to me that the Shriners have over $8.5 billion in the bank. They have the largest charitable endowment in the USA according to the Forbes Magazine Charity List for 2004. If they don't raise another dime, they can run the hospitals for the next 40 years, no problem."
According to Dolnier, "The Orlando Sentinel investigation emphasized the need for the Shriners to keep detailed financial records related to all aspects of fund raising. Today, the question needs to be asked: Why do the overall percentage of fund raising expenses All over the country based on REVIEW, always favor the fraternal fundraising (as in LOWER % of expenses) and always have higher expenses for charity?
"It would seem that maybe some expense shifting might be going on to 'keep more money' in the local Shrine Temples for fraternal member's purposes RATHER than sending more to help support the Charity Hospital," Dolnier suggested. Back in 1999, Hill remembered over hearing the Potentate or head of his Shriners Temple. "I was standing four feet away and heard the Potentate tell a new officer about all the good times they were going to have, about all the trips they'd go on."
As Hill asked more questions of the Shriner's leadership, a letter from the group's corporate offices told the head of the Sudan Shrine Temple to do what they wanted to Hill. He found himself removed from the Road Runners, the group that drives the sick and crippled children in the vans to the hospitals. He was also removed from the temple's PR committee.
It appears that Hill was removed from both committees for asking about the group's financial accountability as well as for asking "Where does all the money go?"
This ties into an issue cited in an April, 2005 report on the Shriners provided by Give.org, the nonprofit watchdog group that is part of the Better Business Bureau. The report states:
"Shriners Hospitals for Children (Shriners) does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability. 10: Avoid accumulating funds that could be used for current program activities. To meet this standard, the charity's unrestricted net assets available for use should not be more than three times the size of the past years expenses or three times the size of the current years budget, whichever is higher.
Shriners does not meet this standard because according to its 2003 audited financial statements, total unrestricted net assets (after excluding $757,707,000 of land, buildings and equipment) are $6,266,520,000. This amount is greater than 11 times the total expenses ($535,834,000) for 2003. As a result, Shriners does not meet this standard."
The Give.org report did state that the Shriners met all the other charity accountability standards except this one. The specific issue that both Hill and Dolnier are currently focusing on involves Shriners temples in the state of Pennsylvania. Dolnier formed, along with Hill and others, a new-profit organization called Charity Watch Center.
The Charity Watch Center web site alleges: "Attorney General's Office of Charitable Registration for the State of PA is looking at this group as a "matter of great interest " concerning past and current charity fundraising policies and procedures throughout the entire State of PA which includes ALL Shrine Temples and Groups and Clubs located within the State of PA." 1 Dolnier explained how he recently met with the chief investigator, auditor and counsel for Pennsylvania's Charitable Special Investigation unit. "They were in Florida on another matter and I sent them documentation.
They took it so seriously that instead of flying straight home, they came to Fort Lauderdale and spent about six hours with me as I explained what I've found." According to Leslie Amoros of the Special Investigation Unit's Press Office "We can't confirm or deny any investigation. Period."
Charity Watch Center explains that: "Under (Pennsylvania) State Charitable Solicitation Law, when you ask the public for donations, and you tell them the proceeds will be going to a non-profit public charity, BY LAW you will transfer 100% of the net proceeds to that named charity. If the organization that made the charity solicitation, FAILS to do what it promised the public to do, it is in VIOLATION of the Charity Solicitation laws of the state. Based on the FACTS that Charity Watch documented from this groups Federal Tax Returns for the State of PA, Charity Watch investigation documented facts that show that this group FAILED to transfer 100% of the net charitable proceeds to the approved public charity as REQUIRED by state and federal charity and tax laws. The Internal Revenue Service has serious concerns regarding organizations that FAIL to completely transfer 100% of net charitable proceeds to an approved 501(c)(3) public charity.
"IRS allows for the following actions for groups that fail to do this, the Donations made to this organization will be considered as "Non-Tax Deductible donations" under IRS Tax Code Section 501(c)(10).
Plain English Explanation: If your donation was made and you deducted it on your personal federal and/or state tax return and IRS deemed it to later be "non-deductible," you would be REQUIRED to go back and AMEND every year of your previously filed tax return and REMOVE the deduction, and pay any taxes that might be owed when that happens."
Dolnier's 15 years of tax accounting experience, his Master's in Taxation and his experience as an IRS Revenue Officer dealing with IRS rules and regulations has enabled him extensively review Shriner returns from Pennsylvania, New York, California. These results are posted on the Charity Watch Center website at: help-page-nonprofit.org.
"This is an on going review that provides the latest updates and additions to the site as things develop," Dolnier explained. "The returns show either bad book keeping or that someone may be hiding things. My analysis shows that only 23% to 48% of the Pennsylvania groups' charitable donations are going where they are supposed to."
"Take, for example, the 2003 return for Pennsylvania's Irem Shriner Temple that is posted online," he continued. "According to my calculations, the Temple listed a net income, which is the reported fundraising portion of the temple's income, of nearly $300,000. Half of this is supposed to go towards local charities. Under "Functional Expenses: Page 2, Line 43," Charitable Contributions are listed as $50,000. So, Charity Watch Center asks: "Where did the other $100,000 go?"
"Another confusing thing," he added, "is that the returns aren't clear if the money raised through bingo or the circus or raffles or other events is for the fraternity or the charity? It is ok for the fraternity to raise money for the member's benefit as long as it is listed as such. It is not ok to raise money through bingo or the circus or the raffle for the hospital and not label it as such. The returns don't seem to indicate how much money is raised through the events for the fraternity and how much is raised for the charity. The returns are done by certified public accountants and I'm surprised that these types of details may be either overlooked or may be intentionally left out." According to Hill, things seem to have not changed since the 1986 investigation. "Today, they seem to be more secretive with no accountability. If you ask questions, they kick you out of the Shrine. I want to emphasize that the average Shriner, the general membership, has no idea what is going on. To everyone, it's Chevrolets and apple pie. I've spoken with numerous other Shriners in other states and they allege corruption but no one does anything because they are scared of losing their positions, both in the Shriners and in their professional lives." "It's a good old boy system," Hill continued. "In my temple, the Sudan Shriners, the 2003 tax returns showed that they spent $154,000 on miscellaneous expenses with no documentation. If anyone asks what the money was spent on, they will be thrown out. Is that any way to run an organization?" Hill maintains that the "good old boys" got "appointed, anointed, and electedto run things in a secretive mode of operation on a 'see nothing, hear nothing, admit nothing, know nothing' basis to the general membership."
"The Orlando Sentinel investigation proved that they solicited charitable donations through the circus to help burned and crippled children and that the millions raised did not go to the hospitals," Hill concluded. "I've spent the past four years digging into this and have sent emails, letters and documentation to everyone from the FBI to the Pennsylvania Director of Charitable Giving to the heads of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance who are holding hearings on rewriting the IRS nonprofit laws and regulations. The Shriners had a chance to make things right, seem to have failed and may have been caught again. What I find amazing is that I'm seeing the power of how one or two people can make a difference by standing up for what we believe in."
Background on the Shriners
The Shrine is an international fraternity of approximately 500,000 members who belong to Shrine Center throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and The Republic of Panama. Founded in New York City in 1872 the organization is 191 Temples, or chapters, located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama.
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