Food not Bombs

Here’s a way one city is addressing the homeless problem: Orlando bans charitable groups from the feeding homeless people in parks.

I did a bit of checking and discovered that Las Vegas passed the same ordinance one week before Orlando. It’s all in the name of safety and aesthetics of course. It will be interesting to see how far the anti-charity spreads among city councils…and if Canadian cities import the "solution".

It will also be interesting to see what charitable groups do about it. Yesterday, the organization Food not Bombs successfully managed to comply with the restrictive ordinance while still feeding the homeless. A resourceful bunch. Non-aggressive resistance is still alive. Huge kudos to "Food not Bombs".

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  1. I find it interesting that we find it so easy to put away problems we don’t like or understand, all the while professing Chrisitianity, and often even doing these things in the name of Christianity…we like to call ourselves Christian when we want to invoke scriptural injunction against, say gay and lebian people, and then, almost in the same moment, we set the hungry aside, forgetting that love is the most salient teaching of that same faith. I hate to judge, as I don’t know how I’d feel if my children played in the same yard where homeless sleep, but it still doesn’t seem right to me.

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