Monday, August 27, 2012

"For I Was Hungry, And You Gave Me To Eat"

"...For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles..."

Matthew 25 and Matthew 10

These snippets of Scripture came to mind when I heard the story of Angela Prattis. Ms. Prattis has been found guilty of a zoning violation and is in danger of being fined. Her crime is that she has been feeding hungry children on behalf of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The horror...The horror

Not even Col. Kurtz could have imagined such depravity. The punishment for her repulsive behavior is to be fined $600 FOR EVERY DAY that she gives out food.

The township intitally threatened Prattis with fines for this summer’s food distribution, but withdrew them after news organizations began asking questions. Now, the township is allowing the woman to keep distributing food cost-free until August 24 – but next summer will be a lot more costly. Prattis told local news crews that she will continue helping her community.

Yeah, don't do us any freaking favors. One must wonder if any of these folks with the township are aware of the whole Great White Throne Judgment. Even if I was an atheist, I think I might hedge my bets a little on this one before I start persecuting a lady feeding hungry kids.

This is where we are as a society, though. Murdering kids by the millions is not only ok, but people can claim a right to do it. Feeding kids who are hungry will make you the target of government extortion.

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