Saturday, August 10, 2013

Religious family, angry at US gov't, comes home to America after "leap of faith" leaves them lost at sea

Mr. Gastonquay and child
What's the difference between a "leap of faith" and simply not bothering to think? Why would God give these people brains if he didn't want them to be used? Especially when they have two small children.

Religious family leaves US, gets lost at sea
By Greg Moore
Aug 10, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) — A northern Arizona family that was lost at sea for weeks in an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion will fly home Sunday.

Hannah Gastonguay says she and her husband “decided to take a leap of faith” when they took their two small children and her father-in-law then set sail from San Diego for the tiny island nation of Kiribati in May.

But just weeks into their journey the Gastonguays hit a series of storms that damaged their small boat, leaving them adrift. They were eventually picked up by a fishing vessel, transferred to a cargo ship and taken to Chile where they are resting.

Their flights home were arranged by U.S. Embassy officials. The State Department was not available for comment.

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