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Church leaders charged with using homeless people as forced labor

Church leaders charged with using homeless people as forced labor

A dozen leaders of California-based Imperial Valley Ministries have been accused of using dozens of homeless people as forced labor. The defendants, including an ex-pastor Victor Gonzalez, are charged with forced labor, conspiracy, document servitude and benefits fraud. Prosecutors said the leaders forced the people to surrender their government benefits and panhandle up to nine hours a day.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 1 year

California? Kamala Harris? Forced labor? Maybe this was her church.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

Wait, slavery's illegal in Commiefornia?!

BJ 1 year

I bet there is more to this story. So many bleeding hearts when it comes to BUMS oops I mean homeless. I have a feeling this church was in reality making these Bums not act like Bums, making them live like decent people and earn a living.

James Sanford (Retroambassador)
James Sanford (Retroambassador) 1 year

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Eph 6:5

Pryotra 1 year

Sounds about right for California.

PhreneticNI 1 year

That doesn't sound like the behavior of a Christian church.

Steven Cline
Steven Cline 1 year

We need to ban high capacity slavery.

Christopher Radic
Christopher Radic 1 year

this is what'll happen if we elect a socialist Communist regime in the United States of America.. this is why they want to take our guns away from us and say that the NRA is a terrorist organization... please refrain from voting for The Democratic socialist party..

yuckycrumpet 1 year

Fucking religious assholes.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 1 year

Exodus 20:7  You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain Ever want a definition of what this commandment means... this story.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

I guess god didn't provide enough.

The Dragon
The Dragon 1 year


Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 1 year

I don't see anything wrong with what the church did.

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