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Published: Friday, March 29 2013 7:20 p.m. MDT

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Bountiful, UT

If that city wants the homeless to have portable toilets to use, that city should be providing portable toilets themself. Why does a church willing to feed the homeless have to do everything?

Scranton, PA

It seems to me that there are ulterior motives for city governments wanting to harass and regulate faith-based relief organizations, chief among them being the fact that virtually all these relief groups are also Christian. Having worked for a large Rescue Mission back east whilst in college, one of our aims was not only to help the homeless and at-risk population but to share the Gospel with them, after providing for their needs. Another reason government like to regulate relief organizations is fear of lawsuits: If a person accepting aid on city property gets injured,or even sick from the food, liability is key. How unfortunate that the people whom we pay with our tax money are so fearful of both Christianity and litigation, to the point of attempting to essentially outlaw these groups and let the people starve.

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