Saturday, May 17, 2008

City to Church: STOP Feeding the Homeless!

There are times when it makes sense to speak up. And there are times when it is wisest to say nothing and look for your own solution. Take, for example, this case where a town had asked local churches to help with homelessness. One church began feeding the homeless, and now the town is asking them to stop.

Peace Lutheran Church has been delivering breakfast items like cereal and juice boxes every Thursday to homeless people in Jubilee Park.

But city council says the free food is also drawing in drug dealers and addicts, who have taken to congregating on the front steps of a seniors' centre next door.

The church says it won't stop.
The town needs to realize that they need to address the underlying causes of these issues, and not attack the church for making the problems visible.

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