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‘Machine Gun Preacher’: Feds Raided Home and Destroyed Items Bound for Orphanage

‘Machine Gun Preacher’: Feds Raided Home and Destroyed Items Bound for Orphanage

Sam Childers, better known as the “Machine Gun Preacher”, said that last week, federal agents raided his Pennsylvania home and destroyed a shipment of goods bound for his orphanage in South Sudan. “They went into a container that was packed and ready to come to the orphanage and totally destroyed it. I mean, destroyed it, and what’s so sad is that it was all children’s clothes,” he told WJAC-TV. Though the FBI did not offer the media an explanation into their raid of Childers’ home, business and warehouse, Childers believes that the investigation is because of what he says are false allegations made by his former son-in-law that he is smuggling weapons. “I don’t have anything to hide, I mean, me smuggling guns? Come on, be for real,” he said in the interview. In 2011, the story of his redemption—from a biker gang drug-dealer to a missionary in Africa—was told in the film The Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler. His Angels of East Africa orphanage houses hundreds of children, but has come under criticism in the past for alleged poor conditions at the facility—charges Childers has denied. In October, he became the first American to receive the Mother Teresa International Award for Social Justice …

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