Kathmandu, April 28: Slamming the contemptible act of the Church Missionaries to send 100,000 paperback editions of Gideon Bibles to mourning Nepal, the government of Nepal has told the missionaries that next time perhaps they “give their thick heads a shake” and send emergency supplies, not stacks of New Testaments.
“Well, isn’t that just a plane-load full of stupid?” said a shocked and annoyed Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala when told by CNN that the plane taxiing in to Tribhuvan International Airport was full of Gideon Bibles.
More than 100,000 paperback-edition Gideon Bibles have arrived in Nepal to provide relief for the millions of Nepalese desperate for help following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has struck the country.
But the jet loaded with skids of boxed Bibles was called misguided and “dumber-than-dumb-ass” by rescue groups and world governments alike.
The Nepal PM asked, “Do they think Nepal is a Motel?”
“We cannot eat Bibles. We cannot use them as shovels.”
“Nepal desperately needs food and medicine and equipment and workers…not best-seller books.”
Nepal was struck by the massive earthquake this past weekend near the nation’s capital, Kathmandu, killing more than 4,000 people, with powerful tremors hitting as far away as Mount Everest where an avalanche swept away tents at a climbers’ base camp, killing up to 20 people.
“If you are praying for Nepal, we thank you,” said Koirala.
“But I humbly ask that you also get up and actually do something…donate, encourage others to donate…just please do not send us any more Bibles.”
Thelapine reports that the Gideon International places more than 90 million of their free Bibles around the world every year, mostly in motels, prisons, and other motels and prisons. In 2013, they reported more than $145,000,000 in revenue.