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.