Liberals are pretty fond of attacking those on the right, claiming that they don’t care about the poor and the homeless, that they just want to give money to the rich, have dirty air and water, and push granny in her wheelchair off the cliff.
Many also mock the right’s belief in religion and charity.
But the following story shows how hypocritical some liberals are when they claim to hold charitable beliefs but them don’t practice them.
The United Methodist Church has helped feed the homeless for years. They’ve been serving meals on Wednesdays since 2014 for those in need.
But now they claim they’ve been told by the city that they have to stop serving people right after Thanksgiving.
“It’s a safe place,” says Michah Johnson who is homeless, “and everyone is welcome. And the food is really good. It’s home-cooked. And there’s TLC involved.”
Johnson said he still doesn’t have a place to live, but he just found a job.
“The church is very helpful,” he says. “They keep my spirits up. They keep me accountable. When you’re homeless, it’s very easy to slip off and become jaded.”
The church said they were sent an email to attend a meeting at which they were told to stop feeding people.
They said the Mayor Skyler Peak told them they had to stop.
From Malibu Times:
“Skylar Peak’s suggestion was `then I think you need to shut down at Thanksgiving time and open up again in April, and see if there is any changes in the amount of crime.
“And in the meantime … people can find food in other places’.”
According to Dawn Randall who is with the church, they were told “very succinctly” that “we are increasing homelessness.”
How do you increase homelessness by feeding people?
What they’re really saying is ‘not in my backyard.’ That in the Hollywood haven of the wealthy, take our homeless someplace else.
So where is the tolerance and the charity?
Now, that the story has made national news, the city is backpedaling, saying they never told the church that.
And hopefully, that’s positive news for the church and those that need the help.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.