Pastors and Advocates for the Homeless Arrested in Florida

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CLICK HERE to read the news story about the two pastors and elderly advocate who were arrested for feeding people experiencing homelessness in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  An excerpt from the story:

“The cops told 90-year-old homeless advocate Arnold Abbott to drop the plate he was holding and informed all three males they would face arrest if they continued to feed those who are down on their luck. Abbott is the founder of an interfaith organization, ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ and was the first to be charged. He is a World War II veteran who has spent the past two decades feeding the homeless…” (11/5/14)

11/6/14 update: CLICK HERE for NPR Story


Cruelty in Action: Cities Across the Country are Making It Illegal to “Food Share”, Give Food to the Homeless

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Today, National Public Radio has highlighted and publicized a troubling story about the rise of bans on “food sharing” or distributing food to the homeless in various cities across the nation.  CLICK HERE to read the story.  It is inhumane to criminalize the distribution of food to the hungry.  These cities should be ashamed.