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MORE NEWS FROM OCAP ON THE LIU FAMILY HOME:
Molly has blogged on this item a af few times before. Down Toronto way a Christian "charity" has convinced an recently deceased elderly person to will her estate to their greedy clutches. To say the least there is nothing new in this. Religious organizations have taken on the roll of vulture since time immemorial, and one of the great "secrets of growth" behind early Christianity was the encouragement of the faithful to leave their estates to the Church. Still... this is a particularly egregious case. Here's an announcement from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) about their latest plans to scuttle this money grab.
SAVE THE HOME OF THE LIU FAMILY MEETING Thursday August 7
SAVE THE HOME OF THE LIU FAMILY, MEETING AT THE OFFICE OF OCAP,10 BRITAIN STREET (SOUTH OF QUEEN AND WEST OF SHERBOURNE)THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 6.00 PM
The Save the Home of the Liu Family Committee is working to prevent a well financed Christian charity from dragging Louise Liu into court and taking away the home that she and her disabled brother need.
Louise's mother, Margaret, was a poor woman who came to this Country from Hong Kong with her kids, shortly after the death of her husband. She worked to buy a small home and always intended to leave it to her children. However, a couple of years ago, when she was well into her 80s and, after she had had a series of strokes, a second Will was made and this home was left to the Chinese Christian Herald Crusades (Canada) Herald Monthly.
Representatives of the Chinese Gospel Church , which she attended, played a very big role in facilitating this. They assisted the elderly woman to prepare the will, did not tell her daughter this was happening and, then, immediately after Margaret died, presented Louise with this bombshell.
Louise feels her mother made a decision that was not in keeping with the plans and intentions she had had for years. Her state of mind at the time is a major issue and a strong legal case could be made in favour of Louise and her brother. However, the charity has huge resources and Louise almost none.
Our committee of friends and supporters is fighting for justice for this family. We have held actions at the Church and Charity,drawn up an online petition and plan to increase the pressure on them.
We are working to ensure that the Liu family gets the legal support it needs but we are also looking to use all forms of legitimate public pressure to expose the contradiction between the Christian teachings of the CCHC and its readiness to take this home from this family. Already, there has been a huge amount of coverage in the Chinese language media and the CCHC is the subject of a public debate on their ethics and their rather curious understanding of the Christian Gospel.
We badly need the support of those who believe in social justice in this community. Please attend our meeting if you can and invite others you think would be interested. If you can't attend but would like to be kept informed of upcoming events or would like more information, please give us a call us at (416) 856-0814
Gab & Louise