Indiana Church May be Closed for Helping Homeless


Columbus, Indiana:

In mid-winter, with the hawk biting down hard, the milk of human kindness appears to be curdling in the Midwest.

Living Hope Tabernacle faces eviction after opening its doors to the homeless to provide pews on which those who otherwise have no nighttime escape from an unusually cold winter can find  a warm place to sleep.

Apparently, when church leaders decided to expand its mission to include this ministry, they failed to research zoning restrictions and the landlord, already looking for a reason to a reason to kick them out, has given them until February 19 to vacate the premises. And guess what? Living Hope Tabernacle stresses inclusion–as in recognizing that people in the LBGT community have souls, too.

With 6 more weeks of winter on the horizon (according to Punxsutawney Phil), this is indeed dire news for those who avail themselves of the church’s sanctuary.


Whole story here.

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7 Responses to Indiana Church May be Closed for Helping Homeless

  1. Pingback: UPDATE: Living Hope Tabernacle Still Getting Evicted « New World Odor

  2. steven says:

    Omg that dog is so cute, and wtf churches are there to help people, the church of god is there for your help, and refreshing your mind and sins.

    This is shamefull

  3. dailyplanetprincess says:

    With the state of our economy, homelessness is at an all time high, and some statistics have estimated that we have upwards of 750,000 people living on the streets on any given night in the United States. There are shelters available that shelter about 250,000 of those, leaving the other 500,000 out in public with no roof over their heads.

    It’s sad that we live in one of the richest nations in the world, yet we can’t find a better solution to this problem.

    Our compassion as a whole has a lot to be desired.

    Important post…thanks!

  4. Paul Sonderman says:

    I truly believe that beyond defense, the measure of any culture, society or government is not merely the opportunities it provides at the top but how it cares for those less fortunate, many of whom just need a boost. Suffice to say, that by this standard, out nation is failing miserably. The homeless will be among us as a society only if we are willing to let them. When we agree that every citizen deserves at minimum care and protection, only then will we begin to live up to our dreams as a nation. If I’m a socialist because I feel citizens deserve a safety net, so be it.
    We can and must do better.

  5. Paul Sonderman says:

    We’ve lost our way somehow. Until leaders recognize the need to protect the least and most vulnerable among us, America will never live up to its promise.

  6. Mellykat says:

    Hi Paul,
    Our TB program needs a poster to reach hard-to-reach people to raise awareness of the risk of TB. One of my coworkers came across this picture and I wanted to ask your permission to use it; it’s just an awareness campaign and not for profit.
    Please let me know.
    Melany 🙂
    P.S. If you require any additional information, please let me know.

  7. Paul Sonderman says:

    Sorry, I don’t own the rights. I found it on Google images and posted it as a fair use of the image for non-commercial, educational purposes. I’ve tried to find out more regarding its origin and have been unable to track it down. I do have reason to believe it was shot in Toronto.

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