California Authorities Demands That Church Stops Feeding the Homeless

Authorities in California have demanded that a Church in Malibu stops offering hot meals to the city’s homeless.

The United Methodist Church has been giving away 100 meals every week since 2014.

CBS News reports:

But now, the food service will come to an end after Thanksgiving at the city’s request.

“It’s a safe place,” said Michah Johnson, who is homeless. “And everyone is welcome. And the food is really good. It’s home-cooked. And there’s TLC involved.”

“The church is very helpful,” he added. “They keep my spirits up. They keep me accountable. When you’re homeless, it’s very easy to slip off and become jaded.”

The church says the city sent an email asking members to attend a meeting on Monday, where they were asked to stop feeding the homeless.

“Very succinctly,” said Dawn Randall, who works with the United Methodist Church. “They claimed we are increasing homelessness.”

“I think many of them eat out of dumpsters and trash cans when they aren’t eating with us,” said Kay Gabbard, who also works with the United Methodist Church. “We can’t pretend like (homelessness) doesn’t exist in our backyard. We can’t pretend that it only exists outside Malibu.”

CBS Los Angeles reached out to Malibu’s mayor for a comment. They have yet to hear back.

  • Andy C

    Article 2 UN convention on Genocide, advocating for or encouraging conditions that would destroy in whole or in part a people or a demograph of people. In this case, poor and homeless.

  • monica

    the California government should also stop giving medicare & medicaid to non citizens

    • Andy C

      They won’t do that, they are committed to UN sanctioned and directed genocide.

      https://sustainabledevelopm
      Article 29;
      29. We recognize the positive contribution of migrants for inclusive growth and sustainable development. We also recognize that international migration is a multi-dimensional reality of major relevance for the development of countries of origin, transit and destination, which requires coherent and comprehensive responses. We will cooperate internationally to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration involving full respect for human rights and the humane treatment of migrants regardless of migration status, of refugees and of displaced persons. Such cooperation should also strengthen the resilience of communities hosting refugees, particularly in developing countries. We underline the right of migrants to return to their country of citizenship, and recall that States must ensure that their returning nationals are duly received.

  • eyeinthehand

    And yet Malibu had the audacity to declare themselves a sanctuary city.