Local schools serve breakfast and lunch through Summer months!?

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  1. righteousdude2

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    http://www.pe.com/articles/kids-806705-district-summer.html

    How many of you were aware that your tax dollars are going towards "Continued Breakfast and lunch programs" through the summer months, at your local schools? I know I was surprised to read the above link, and maybe even a little disgusted, as it seems that our tax dollars are being spent to subsidize the children of the indigent year round! Is it any wonder that the parents show up at anti-Republican candidate rallies? They don't want the free meals and other free stuff to dry up!

    Here are two clips from the above link, which I hope entices you to read the entire article! "Since 2013, Riverside County has expanded from 162 to 179 locations while San Bernardino County has swelled from 131 to 207 sites ... Nearly two-thirds of Riverside County students qualify for free and discount-priced lunches while almost 70 percent are eligible in San Bernardino County."

    One local school, down the street from me, serves 300 meals a day! Is it any wonder that those on welfare, and those who are in America illegally, love this country? Free breakfast, lunch, year round. Cell phones. Text minutes! Rent assistance. Etc ., You get the idea! Have we become a "Welfare state?!" It sure seems like it!

    What are your thoughts?
     
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    For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,

    Matthew 25:35
     
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    The Bible also speaks against BORROWING money. We are borrowing trillions. It also teaches that people should NOT be LAZY.

    https://www.openbible.info/topics/spending_money

    Ponder some of those verses, ctb. There are poor, and there are moochers. Obama has increased the number of people dependent upon us, then he has taught to fish and be able to support themselves. Your one verse does not suffice. You know all too well that Obama is laying up votes for future Democrats with each person he gets hooked, HOOKED, on welfare. Welfare is like a drug. It is addictive. And very difficult to break free of.
     
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    God does not desire for His people to be lazy. Read: https://www.openbible.info/topics/work_ethic

    Do you really want to hold your one pathetic verse up against tons of scripture that exhorts man to EARN their way in this life. You verse is not a FOREVER help them verse. It is for emergency needs. The society of the liberal left is building a DEPENDENT group of people who have no respect or regard for working for their meals. Shalom!
     
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    Did Jesus share food?
    Did God approve of helping the poor?

    Proverbs 19:17
    Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord.

    Matthew 10:42

    And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.

    Psalm 146:7
    Who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free.

    Proverbs 3:9
    Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce.

     
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    Did He share food without ending. That was ONE meal. The crowds went back to living a life where they worked for their food. You know that was a banquet. A one time feeding. Quit trying to make more loafs out of loafers. There is a difference between the two meanings.

    Quit with the liberal watering down of the word. I gave you tons of scripture. Counter each of those verses, and we'll talk again. Goodnight!!!!!;)
     
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    See other verses. See his teachings about how we are to care for others. He certainly did not show stinginess, hoarding, denying others. The hard lessons of Jesus are hard for many to accept.

    Read again the last judgement in Matthew.
     
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    Jesus fed people more than once. Also, we do not know all he did, so don't restrict him. His actions show that he did not oppose feeding people in need and doing it free of cost to them.
     
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    But did He advocate the making of government that TAKES from you to feed the poor? Nope.

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    Not did he say that was wrong. Your argument holds no water. And if we look at how he treated people it becomes obvious that he would not condemn governments that helped their people who have needs.
     
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    Yes, as churches and individuals we are to help! BUT not to enable! big difference.
    lets not forget "Give a man a fish, he eats for a day - teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime."

    it it NOT the responsibility of the govt (at least the federal) to provide welfare.
     
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    Seriously - most of these children would go hungry and unless the churches in the community step up to feed them, someone needs to. My children are going to an outreach today where there are needy who will be getting free food. This outreach feeds 3500 people a week and on Saturdays during the school year, they have a kid's club and feed them lunch - sometimes something as simple as pancakes because these kids oftentimes have nothing for lunch. How families get to this point is not important when there are children actually suffering. This is one case where I don't fault the government. At least they are doing something - something that we apparently are not.
     
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    Seriously ... let your church feed them. That is where charity began, and it was never meant to be the role of government to feed and clothe the masses. I see nothing wrong With jurches stepping up and caring for the needy. But, this is tax money, and as you can clearly see, thegovernment is running out of money. In my local communities, new taxes have been voted down repeatedly, and government is now having to cut out and back on services. People will only pay so much tax, Ann, the well is close to running dry. People need to be taught to work. But we continue to bring the por here, and that means digging deeper into the coffers to assure the masses are not hungry. It will come crashing down, and reality is close to hitting the fan.
     
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    "people who have needs."

    Glad you said that. If the parents would get rid of their cellphones, cable tv etc. they could feed their own. I know, get rid of needs? NEVER!
     
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    You are one sick, disgusting individual. Now you got a problem with schools feeding the hungry? :CautiousSome of these kids wouldn't eat if not for these programs.

    That means that 300 times, someone who was hungry was fed in your Jerusalem. What have YOU done to feed them? Shall the hand of God have mercy on you and your wickedness.
     
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    Great God in heaven! What is wrong with some of you? They are feeding KIDS for Pete's sake!

    He advocated that you give to Caesar what is Caesar's. And if Caesar chooses to feed the poor with what IS Caesar's, then there shouldn't be a Christian complaining.

    Help us Jesus! This has got to be one of the more disgusting threads that I've seen on this board.

    Y'all know that your tax dollars also pay for Summer programs at local parks where kids are fed lunch, allowed to do crafts and play games. But maybe some of you would rather they be in the streets.
     
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    It is the responsibility of the government to do whatever it wants to do with ITS money. You don't have any real ownership of government money. If they want it, they can take it. If they want to make it of no value, they can.

    Y'all have got to be some of the most selfish people masquerading as lovers of Jesus that I think I have ever encountered.

    For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 1 Tim. 6:10-11

    Do some of you really love money THIS much?:Cautious
     
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    Now THIS is spoken like a follower of my Jesus Christ!!![​IMG]

    Some of you in this thread need to take note and repent of this wickedness of which you seem to so openly gloat.[​IMG]
     
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    If the church were feeding them, the government wouldn't have had a void to fill. They are providing 300 meals right down the road from you. Have you asked YOUR church to feed them? Have you asked ANY church to feed them instead?
    Absolutely incredible. Dude, you need to spend some time at the foot of the Cross. You should be ecstatic that the government is using money to do what GOD says should be done. Especially when people like you aren't doing it. And before you ask, yes I do. Every week of the year.

    Then stop getting your daily latte. Cancel your cable. Sell your house and your car. Get rid of the internet and your cell phone so that you and your church have a well from which they can draw.
     

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