Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Two pastors and 90-year-old man face charges for feeding the homeless

From Christian Today-

Two Florida pastors and a 90-year-old advocate for the homeless received a citation on Sunday after they distributed food to the needy.

Pastor Dwayne Black of The Sanctuary Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Pastor Mark Sims of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Coral Springs, and Arnold Abbott of Love Thy Neighbor, Inc. were cited for violating a Ft. Lauderdale ordinance that specifies how food can be distributed in public.

Legislation passed last month says that outdoor food programmes must provide a portable toilet, and cannot be within 500 feet of residences. Abbott, whose non-profit has fed over 1,400 people since 1991, said that the portable toilet requirement is a financial burden.

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