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.
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?