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Wed Mar 18, 2015, 07:54 PM

 

San Francisco Catholic church installs watering system to drench homeless people as they sleep

Matthew 25:40 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' 40"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me


A San Francisco Catholic church has reportedly installed a “watering system” that discourages homeless people by drenching them as they sleep.

Cathedral staff confirmed that the system had been in place for about a year, and that it was intended to discourage homeless people from seeking shelter in the church’s doorway.

“We do the best we can, and supporting the dignity of each person,” Archdiocese spokesperson Chris Lyford said. “But there is only so much you can do.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/san-francisco-catholic-church-installs-watering-system-to-drench-homeless-people-as-they-sleep/

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Reply San Francisco Catholic church installs watering system to drench homeless people as they sleep (Original post)
Pharaoh Mar 2015 OP
olddots Mar 2015 #1
Agony Mar 2015 #2
DeSwiss Mar 2015 #3
Sienna86 Mar 2015 #4
Contrary1 Mar 2015 #5
Panich52 Mar 2015 #6
Pharaoh Mar 2015 #7
DeSwiss Mar 2015 #9
Major Hogwash Mar 2015 #8
2banon Mar 2015 #10
Wella Mar 2015 #11

Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 07:56 PM

1. this will not end well

 

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 08:04 PM

2. assholes

FFS?

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 08:13 PM

3. K&R

 

- Your tithes and offerings at-work......


[center]Archdiocese spokesperson Chris Lyford said: ''But there is only so much you can do.”



Luke 13:27-30

''But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.''[/center]


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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 08:14 PM

4. Just wait until Pope Francis hears about this! nt

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 05:04 PM

5. UPDATE: SF Archdiocese Apologizes For Water System To Repel Homeless At Saint Mary’s Cathedral

‘misunderstood’ and ‘ill-conceived’...ya think?

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco will dismantle a system that pours water on entrance areas of the church frequented by homeless after receiving a formal notice of violation from the city.

"Meanwhile, the San Francisco Archdiocese has apologized for the ‘misunderstood’ and ‘ill-conceived’ effort to keep homeless out of alcoves used to enter and exit the church.

In a story first reported by KCBS Radio’s Doug Sovern, the principal church of the San Francisco Roman Catholic Archdiocese used the watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral doorways. The archdiocese acknowledged Wednesday it had been using the system for the past two years.

But the system also drenches some homeless people and violates city building and safety codes.

After inspecting the cathedral, the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection filed a notice of violation against the archdiocese and the cathedral, giving them 15 days to remove the system. In response, the archdiocese has taken out a plumbing permit to remove the entire watering system, which was observed to run for about 75 seconds every 30 to 60 minutes."

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/03/18/controversial-watering-system-dousing-homeless-as-they-sleep-at-saint-marys-cathedral-in-san-francisco-to-be-removed-in-next-15-days/

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Sun Mar 22, 2015, 09:50 PM

6. Side we missed: During Severe Drought San Francisco Catholics Soak The Homeless Seeking Shelter

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During Severe Drought San Francisco Catholics Soak The Homeless Who Are Seeking Shelter

In a conscientious city like San Francisco, water conservation measures are taken very seriously by businesses and residents alike; except for the San Francisco Archdiocese led by embattled Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. The latest outrage, and it is a monumental outrage on humanitarian and water conservation terms, against the Archdiocese is the harshest criticism for installing a watering system to drench the homeless to prevent them from sleeping in doorways around the sanctuary at St. Mary's Cathedral.

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http://politicususa.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=522f85d70e88c4caace8df597&id=86c0308fd5&e=b3b8b34f96

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Response to Panich52 (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 10:16 PM

7. what good is a church

 

if they don't serve the downtrodden ?

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 10:33 PM

9. Absolutely NONE.

 

[center]''God has made man in his own image – man has retaliated.'' ~Blaise Pascal[/center]

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 10:20 PM

8. Are they using holy water?

Is this some type of ritual to baptize the homeless without them being aware of it?

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 10:41 PM

10. Bingo!

 

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 10:55 PM

11. Two things: 1. the sprinklers are gone; 2. There is a media war on the new Archbishop so look for

 

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