The One Left Broken, Beaten Down, and Hungry

The One Left Broken, Beaten Down, and Hungry

by
Abby Zimet

A judge has ruled
that a church in Phoenix, where homelessness is on the rise, cannot
feed the homeless.  Crossroads United Methodist Church lost a court
battle that began after neighbors complained about its weekly pancake
breakfast and the hungry riff-raff turning up for it. Zoning, says the
court. Compassion, says the minister.

"Are we just discriminating against people who are poor and who
don't have homes because we don't like what we feel when we see them?"
says Rev. Dottie Escobedo-Frank. "My, my, my! What have we come to?
Where's the love?"

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