Saturday, November 21st, 2009   9:11 am | Author: Jerry | Food, Life
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I just came across a story about a judge in Phoenix Arizona who ruled that churches that are primarily in residential areas can not feed the homeless.
There is an ordinance in Phoenix that dining halls must be in commercially zoned areas and the churches’ charity dining halls are seen as breaking this ordinance.
The reason this came about is because of complaints by neighbors who didn’t want the homeless in their neighborhood.
I guess charity only goes so far. You can mail a check to feed the poor and homeless but make sure they don’t show up in your neighborhood.
This quote by a poster on the Huffington Post sums it up perfectly “May God bless and keep the poor……. far away from us.”
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has decided to wage war against Washington DC.
According to the Washington Post the DC City Council is to vote next month on legalizing same sex marriages.
The Church responded today by threatening to cut off charitable and social services in the DC area, “a threat that could affect tens of thousands of people the church helps with adoption, homelessness and health care.”
“Fearful that they could be forced, among other things, to extend employee benefits to same-sex married couples, church officials said they would have no choice but to abandon their contracts with the city.”
“The standoff appears to be among the harshest between a government and a faith-based group over the rights of same-sex couples. Advocates for same-sex couples said they could not immediately think of other places where a same-sex marriage law had set off a break with a major faith-based provider of social services.”
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Eric Cantor exemplifies everything that is wrong with the GOP. He statements this week are a clear reminder why Republicans are out of step with Americans and why their “leaders” are heartless self serving politicians.
Last weekend Cantor was confronted at a town hall meeting by some who requested that he explain the Republicans alternatives to the proposed health care reform legislation. He could not provide anything because the Republicans don’t have a plan beyond delay and obstruct.
On Tuesday Cantor was part of the Richmond Times-Dispatch “public square” forum, a non-partisan forum that discussed the health care reform issues.
Cantor was questioned by Patricia Churchill who wanted to know how a close family member in her forties, now unemployed and uninsured, who was found to have tumors can get immediate treatment she requires. Doctors stated that she needs an immediate operation. The individual had a high paying job until recently and owns her home. Churchill added ..continue reading