NachtcGleiskette wrote:To be honest, outreach to the poor is a huge program in any church I've been to. Granted, I have a limited experience with churches, but it seems so counterproductive to close down a program that is enriching the community and helping those who need the most help. Isn't that what religion is out to do? Reach out to those in need, those in trouble, and show them the way of spirituality and compassion? In theory, of course.
HoodedMan wrote:It depends on the size of the church too. For example, my church is big enough to have members deliver food to the homeless about once a month (I forget), but definitely not big enough to run a food bank. We have about 25-35 regular members, I'd say.
Angelique wrote:Another thing to note is that the Unity Church is not even traditionally Christian, let alone fundamentalist, so assuming they are and throwing Bible verses at them accordingly might not work. In fact, they are waaaay liberal, pantheistic, "everyone is God" sorts without even an official creed.
Angelique wrote:but because of insurance and such. To me, that's an example of government sticking their noses where they don't belong, when they interfere with a religious group's ability to do good.
fourpawsonthefloor wrote:One of my favorites:
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