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Soup Kitchens Now Illegal?

This is outrageous. Big government known no boundary. Ed Morrissey has the story and the vid:

I’m not sure I’d call this one a Nanny of the Month. I’d be more inclined to award Sal DiCiccio and the Phoenix City Council the Scrooge of the Year Award instead. What kind of people pass a zoning decision that makes food kitchens at churches illegal — at Thanksgiving? Reason.tv gives us the answer:
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Steven P. Cornett said...

Since feeding the hungry is a temporal act of mercy for Christians [Matt 25:35 et al], to interfere with the performance of that duty is an interference with the free expression of religion.

So, wouldn't this zoning act be not only nonsensical but also unconstitutional? Interesting to see yet again those that harp on the separation of Church from the public arena do seem to like to have the government free to butt in on the Church.

Dymphna said...

I have a certain amount of sympathy for the neighbors. My parish feeds the street people and I'm used to them but to be honest, our regulars are drug addicts who will kill you if you don't hand over the dollar so they can get some more crack. A lot of our regulars are drunks, others are insane. Again, I'm used to them but they can and do scare the heck out of the unwary. Plus the alley next to us is essentially an open urinal.

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