In 2011 Sam Childers was the subject of a biopic starring Gerard Butler called “Machine Gun Preacher,” which was loosely based on Childers’s autobiography Another Man’s War. The book and movie recount Childers transformation from a hard-living, drug dealing outlaw biker to a born-again Christian charity worker helping children in war ravaged South Sudan.
Now, Childers is the target of a federal investigation after FBI and IRS agents raided his home, business and donation warehouse in Somerset County, PA. The “Machine Gun Preacher,” was not there during the raid as he was in Africa doing charity work at the time.
As usual, the federal government is keeping quiet about the case, but Childers himself said the feds are interrupting his work and in turn hurting hundreds of children who lack the resources to help themselves. He said he knows what the feds are looking for but said they’re not going to find it.
Computers were taken and their wires left hanging. Boxes of donations were torn apart. That’s what Childers said federal investigators left behind Wednesday night.
“They went into a container that was packed and ready to come to the orphanage and totally destroyed it,” Childers said. “I mean, destroyed it, and what’s so sad is that it was all children’s clothes.”
Childers said the feds haven’t given a reason for their visit but he said it stems from the actions of his former son-in-law, a man he said has stolen thousands of dollars from his nonprofit, Angels of East Africa, in the past. Read More…