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(WWSB ABC 7)   Fake nuns raising money for fake charities? In Florida? It's more likely than you think   ( mysuncoast.com) divider line
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2014-04-08 09:32:42 PM  
Ask her what order she serves. Any real nun will tell you immediately. Well, except the cloistered ones; but, they wouldn't talk to you anyway, as they never leave the convent.

/ my grand-aunt is a Benedictian nun; she was the vice dean of Benedictian College for many years.
2014-04-08 09:34:30 PM  
It sounds like to serve the community interests better, she should collect funds to support the fight against butt-hurt as a charity
2014-04-08 09:39:04 PM  
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2014-04-08 09:42:40 PM  
Most real nuns I know/have met do not wear habits.  If you see someone who looks like the picture below, she is more likely to be auditioning for a quirky musical aimed at boomers than to be an actual nun.  (but props to the editor for 'bad habit')

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2014-04-08 09:44:18 PM  
Houston had a scam like this for years.This group saying they were a religious order from a South American country placed women dressed up in all white outfits resembling a nun or a nurse in dozens of intersections daily. They were around for years until local news investigated this group. They disappeared after the news story.
2014-04-08 09:46:32 PM  
Most nuns are like 2000 years old.
2014-04-08 09:59:30 PM  
I'm pretty sure the Catholic Church has some kind of group that tracks down these fakes.....

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2014-04-08 10:02:12 PM  
I'd argue that if none of that money went to litigating and covering up child rape while continuing to keep pedophiles within the catholic church, that would be a more ethical financial donation.
2014-04-08 10:09:06 PM  
They look legit to me
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2014-04-08 10:09:33 PM  
Next you'll tell me that the guy who claims to have been a throat cancer patient for the past five years is being less than honest when he solicits money on the side of the interstate!

Perish the thought.
2014-04-08 10:12:01 PM  
Most charities and religious organizations are tax exempt scams, this one just didn't have many props.
2014-04-08 10:32:30 PM  
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2014-04-08 11:03:52 PM  
Fake penguins!

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2014-04-08 11:06:14 PM  
Alert Anderson Cooper.
2014-04-08 11:28:55 PM  
What's the difference? People will just give it to a mega-church anyway.
2014-04-08 11:35:39 PM  
Catholic nuns aren't the only religions that wear head coverings of this nature. I can't remember the name of the specific branch of Christianity, but I've seen people wearing head coverings without it being a Catholic thing.

However it's likely that this is someone posing as a nun because it's a fairly easy way to get money without someone immediately questioning your legitimacy. It's probably likely that she's also telling people she's a Catholic nun, hence the nun claims. Then again, I'd also wager that more than a few people never directly questioned which religion she's from and just said "she looks like X, so she's a nun".

/but yeah, still 99.999% likely to be a scam
2014-04-08 11:37:43 PM  
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2014-04-09 12:01:18 AM  

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Blue nuns you say?

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2014-04-09 12:13:59 AM  
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2014-04-09 12:34:58 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Most real nuns I know/have met do not wear habits.  If you see someone who looks like the picture below, she is more likely to be auditioning for a quirky musical aimed at boomers than to be an actual nun.  (but props to the editor for 'bad habit')

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/Not disagreeing with you, just stating the likely quirky musical aimed at boomers.
2014-04-09 01:52:24 AM  

IlGreven: AliceBToklasLives: Most real nuns I know/have met do not wear habits.  If you see someone who looks like the picture below, she is more likely to be auditioning for a quirky musical aimed at boomers than to be an actual nun.  (but props to the editor for 'bad habit')

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/Not disagreeing with you, just stating the likely quirky musical aimed at boomers.

Or any of Nunsense's five sequels, all of which are in heavy rotation during the upcoming summer stock season across rural resort America. Or The Sound Of Music. Or for that matter Gianni Schicchi. Or for that matter Dialogues of the Carmelites. In order from quirkiest to least quirky.
2014-04-09 01:53:59 AM  
As opposed to real nuns who raise money for fake charities.  Seriously, if you study what the sisters of mercy do and how they do it, you would never give a single penny to their cause.  Here's a hint, their goal is to help dying people come to Christ through their suffering, not to actually ease suffering of the dying.  In their minds, they are saving peoples souls, which is more important, but if you don't buy into that kind of thing, you realize they are just denying dying people painkillers.

Then there are all the people in their hospitals who have treatable diseases, but the sisters of Mercy will not give them up for treatment, less they have to shell out the same level of care for all the other dying patients.  At least this is according to Christopher Hitchens's book on Mother Teresa.
2014-04-09 03:44:19 AM  
Was a fake nun used to sit all day in the NY subway pedestrian tunnels. Even when people were told she was fake quite a few said it still made them feel good to give to a person they perceived to be religious.
2014-04-09 05:38:36 AM  
There's no such thing as a legitimate nun; they all claim to be married to Jebus Christ. It's 100% bunk, whether it's a small-time scammer on a street corner or the world's largest crime syndicate (the Catholic Church).

/how much was that Atlanta bishop's mansion worth?
// 2 million, wasn't it? Yeah.
2014-04-09 05:47:54 AM  
We got to go in and visit the penguin.
2014-04-09 08:18:01 AM  
The seven dwarfs are in Rome and they go on a tour of the city.
After a while they go to the Vatican and meet the pope. Grumpy, for once,
seems to have a lot to say; he keeps asking the pontiff questions about
the church, and in particular, nuns.
"Your Holiness, do you have any really short nuns?"
"No, my son, all our nuns are at least five feet tall."
"Are you sure? I mean, you wouldn't have any nuns that are, say,
about my height? Maybe a little shorter?"
"I'm afraid not. Why do you ask?"
"No reason." Pause. "Positive? Nobody in a habit that's about
three feet tall, two and a half feet tall?"
"I'm sure."
Grumpy looks dejected at this news, and the pope wonders why.
So he listens to the dwarfs as they leave the building.
"What'd he say? What'd he say?" chant the other six dwarfs.
Grumpy says, "He said they don't have any."
And the other six start chanting, "Grumpy farked a penguin! Grumpy
farked a penguin! Grumpy farked a penguin!"....
2014-04-09 08:24:00 AM  
A man is driving down a deserted stretch of highway, when he notices a
sign out of the corner of his eye. It says SISTERS OF MERCY HOUSE OF
PROSTITUTION 10 MILES. He thinks it was just a figment of his
imagination and drives on without a second thought. Soon, he sees
and realizes that these signs are for real. When he drives past a third
curiosity gets the best of him and he pulls into the drive.
On the far side of the parking lot is a somber stone building with a
small sign next to the door reading SISTERS OF MERCY. He climbs the
steps and rings the bell. The door is answered by a nun in a long black
habit who asks "What may we do for you, my son?" He answers "I saw your
signs along the highway, and was interested in possibly doing business."
"Very well, my son. Please follow me."
He is led through many winding passages and is soon quite disoriented.
The nun stops at a closed door, and tells the man "Please knock on this
door." He does as he is told and this door is answered by another nun in
a long habit and holding a tin cup. This nun instructs "Please place
$50 in the cup, then go through the large wooden door at the end of this
hallway." He gets $50 out of his wallet and places it in the second
nun's cup. He trots eagerly down the hall and slips through the door,
pulling it shut behind him. As the door locks behind him, he finds
himself back in the parking lot, facing another small sign: GO IN PEACE,
2014-04-09 08:40:21 AM  
Posing as a cleric to scam cash in Miami? It's been done before:

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2014-04-09 08:40:30 PM  
I see more than that.
I've seen people get a few girls together to claim to be cheerleading competition team when the younger girl outweighed the older by more than 2x.

How's it a team when you've got a 70lb 14 year old and a 150lb 13 year old girl that stands 5'5?
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