I’m all for finding practical solutions to homelessness and we are long-time contributors to a local Christ-based shelter. But when the “Christian” Left is busy “caring” about the homeless with other people’s money, be sure to ask a few questions:
1. Are you willing to house them yourselves? If not, you don’t really care about them. That’s the homeless version of their fallacious pro-abortion argument claiming that we don’t care about the children after they are born. We do care, of course, and do a lot with our own time and money. And we would obviously protest infanticide and toddler-cide just as much as we oppose killing children in the womb.
2. I thought you liked government micro-managing our lives with soda sizes, making people pay for others’ birth control, etc. Why pull up the drawbridge now? Have you considered that there are downsides to to giving the government that much power?
3. Have you ever studied the issue carefully enough to realize that if you make it too easy to be homeless that you remove incentives for them to change? Go talk to them yourselves!