I read today that a soup kitchen in Bournemouth which is run from a Church yard has been asked to moved as the Church feels that it makes the place look untidy and generally lowers the tone of the area it is in!
But before I go any further, I'm not religious, I respect it, but its not my Christian principles that have been upset. It's what the Church is supposed to stand for which has been forgotten that bugs me.
If the Church isn't about helping those less fortunate, to show compassion, understanding, and guidance then no wonder it is in such a decline!
Here's the link here
What do they hope to gain by this, maybe its a better class of rich Christian through their doors, one's that want to forget the poor and needy! They only want to hear about the needy on the TV not actually witness it!
This is why I find the church so hypercritical, when the Church has to balance its requirements between the needy and an attractive church yard, and the look of the Church yard wins over the needy, then I'm afraid its a very sad day.
And then they wonder why our society is in moral decline! Cameron our illustrious leader said recently that some elements of our society were sick - you aren't kidding fella!