A 90-Year-Old and Two Pastors Are Facing Jail Time, And You Won’t Believe The Reason Why

This story went viral on social media this week, and it’s not hard to see why. Americans across the country are outraged that government time, money, and resources are being used to stop a 90-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident and two pastors from feeding the homeless.

That’s right: providing food to the poor and hungry is now illegal in Fort Lauderdale. Why? Because idiot big-government bureaucrats decided to get involved, that’s why. And of course, they’re pretending that their regulations “protect” the homeless.

The photo above shows how many law enforcement officers it took to handcuff and cite 90-year-old Arnold Abbot and two clergymen for feeding the homeless. I don’t know about you, but I think those police officers could have been more useful somewhere else on the streets of Ft. Lauderdale. (The officers allegedly yelled “drop the plate!” at Abbot, as if he was wielding a gun.)

Two church pastors and a 90-year-old man were charged for feeding homeless people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, under a strict new city ordinance that virtually bans private groups from handing out food.

Homeless activist Arnold Abbott, 90, and Christian ministers Dwayne Black of the Sanctuary Church in Fort Lauderdale and Mark Sims of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Coral Springs were handing out meals in a park on Sunday, two days after Fort Lauderdale’s ordinance took effect, when police approached them with their sirens flashing, Black said. The three were issued citations and face a $500 fine or 60 days in jail.

“This is not how our government is supposed to work,” Black told NBC News.

No kidding! But later on, the article reveals why these ordinances are gaining traction across the country.

Legislative action criminalizing the distribution of food to homeless people is picking up speed across the U.S. More than 30 cities have passed or are considering such bans, with advocates arguing that allowing ministries and others to hand out meals aggravates homelessness by luring homeless people away from city-run programs.

“City-run programs” is code for “government assistance provided by Democrats at taxpayer expense.” Make no mistake: the people passing these ordinances hate private charity, especially when it comes from Christians, and want to make the homeless permanently dependent upon Big Brother for help. That way, they’ll never be exposed to any of that icky “God” crap while receiving food, and the people passing the ordinances might even pick up a few new Democratic voters among the needy!

This ordinance isn’t just stupid. It’s evil.

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