PRESS RELEASE Nov. 22, 2006:
French Telethon, a diversion of charity
The French Telethon is 20 years old. One
criticize this great media operation of charity for his appeals to
emotion and pious gush. But there is much more serious. The
Telethon is financing today sordid activities pertaining to
Christians will thus prefer to direct their gifts towards actions and
research respecting human life, and we also support the bishop
of Frejus-Toulon, Mgr
Dominique Rey, who talks in the same direction.
you should not give to the French Telethon
AFM, the association organizer of Telethon,
militates in favor of eugenic
only reference is the French law, with a total contempt for God's higher
AFM supports DPI (pre-implantation diagnosis)
: DPI is a prenatal eugenic
which makes it possible to exterminate the sick children
birth through eugenic abortion. This is not caring but killing those
who are sick. Thus the show of "babythons" is it a hoax: they are
healthy babies born from sick parents not because they have been cured,
but because they have escaped the unjust death penalty which struck
their sick brothers and sisters. By supporting that, AFM does not fight
against the sickness but against the sick..
AFM militates for the
use of human
life through sordid experiments on the ESC
(embryonic stem cells). The use
of these ESC involves the extermination
of unborn children in order to loot their cells; it is a
form of cannibalism. AFM evokes even without fading the use of human cloning.
In addition these ESC are fully ineffective in healing anything. It is
craze of scientists who want to play with (their neighbor's) life:
since some years they deceitfully try to endorse the success of ASC
(adult stem cells) [their use is ethical and effective] in order to get
appropriations. The lobbying of AFM obtained the French vote
in August 2004 of a unjust law authorizing destructive researches on
"supernumerary" embryos, i.e. on children without defense, abandoned by
For several years, AFM
has been informed about the
of these practices, without being led to repent.
Since the beginning Christians give a part of their incomes to exert
charity. But to give to an association encouraging such
activities would be a sacrilege.
is to receive charity? Charity's funds belong to God and
are intended to finance the
Christian actions and objectives, for example:
In the field of
medical research, there is for example the
Foundation Jerome Lejeune
which seeks to cure the diseases
of intelligence rather than to eliminate these patients.
field of health, there are hospital organizations like the Order of
Malta, which respect human life and take care in the whole world.
field of education, almost all is
be rebuilt: we must replace these expensive State schools which
corrupt the young people and transforms them into barbarians, through
inculcating the eugenics, atheism and the sexual promiscuity against
In the social field,
it will be
necessary to provide an alternative to the bankrupt welfare state and
the poor to get themselves out of misery, and we must not forget the
necessary activities in defense of innocent human life.
With Mgr Rey, we thus invite Christians to give wisely
to organizations which develop new directions of
research respecting the ethics of life.