Don’t turn away any human being

The Sultan food bank, or any other food bank, should never turn any member of the human race away. I know some of these men who are homeless. I have been to City Council meetings and heard our City Council talk about these men like they were stray dogs. They are people, with names and stories to tell. Some are American veterans. They are members of the same race as those who complain about them – the human race.

Some of these homeless men will take their VA check and buy food and donate it to the food bank via store collection boxes. Without saying a word. They never complain about community members who want them gone.

When will this so-called Christian nation live up to its creed, “that all men are created equal?”

When do we stop judging people by how they look or where they live?

When do we start caring for our own brothers and sisters?

When do we stop asking God to bless our nation, and realize that he/she already has?

There will be more poor and homeless people as the world gets smaller. There will be more people going to food banks, too. To profile people and turn them away because of the way they live is not right. Who is to say you won’t be next?

I know if these few homeless people were stray dogs we could call someone and people would take care of them and make sure they got a good home and food. Why we cannot do that for our fellow human beings in this country, I don’t know.

John Dick


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