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Luke 14:12-14

He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbours, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

  • Jessica_R

    What filthy socialist said some nasty politics of envy garbage like that ?!

  • http://criada.livejournal.com/ Liz Coleman

    It’s like my dad taught me: Never lend money, only give it, and if you get repaid, then that’s a bonus.

  • Jenny Islander

    “But beware of the good people in city government in the United State of America, who will promptly make such feasts illegal, call them ‘feedings,’ and put you into jail if you persist in providing such banquets.”

  • JonathanPelikan

    I hope whatever communist said that got what was coming to him.

  • Matri

    Darn tootin’! They killed ‘im good!

  • Tricksterson

    Splain please?

  • Jenny Islander

    Food Not Bombs hosts free picnics for anybody who cares to come and eat.  However, a bunch of shabby poor people eating together in plain sight of God and radar makes the city look bad, so now it’s illegal in Orlando.  Here’s a representative article:

    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-06-02/news/os-homeless-feedings-arrests-20110601_1_group-feedings-feedings-in-public-parks-ordinance

    Note that these meals are called “feedings” by the authorities.  Feedings.  As if the people coming to the meals were pigeons or rats.

    The last time this issue came up somebody dug around a bit and found out that the ordinance was selectively enforced, and only against picnics that might attract people who were visibly poor. 

    This is only one case of trying to make the people who prove the lie of the American Dream by their existence, well, non-existent.  The blog’s general tone is not my cup of tea, but this is a good roundup of the issue:

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/feeding-the-homeless-banned-in-major-cities-all-over-america

  • http://lliira.dreamwidth.org/ Lliira

    That’s Florida for you. Lots of Floridians are normal, nice people, of course. But there are a whole lot more nasty, vile, cruel, selfish, snobbish, willfully ignorant people here than anywhere else I’ve ever lived. 


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