I don't really care one way or the other if one of this year's Parents of The Year, Nabil and Nargues Khalil, is a convicted arsonist.
What most interests me is how the revelation exposes the total self-serving BS PR scam that such "awards" represent. The Khalils were chosen as Parents of The Year by the Parent's Day Council, which is sponsored by the American Family Coalition, a political organization of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church.
The South Carolina director of the PDC, a master of understatement named Tim Murphy, described the selection process to The Sun News as "pretty informal": a nomination from a friend, a lunch meeting, a call to the Khalil's pastor, and that's it. They beat the four other couples in the running, and got a dinner, a plaque, and--and here's the whole point of the award from the organizers' standpoint--letters of congratulation from politicians, including GW Bush.
Parents of the year return honor after crimes revealed [myrtlebeachonline.com via dt reader ponch]