Cathedral dowses homeless with water

#1
Good ole Christian ethics again. What would Jesus do? He'd get wet and then cuss them out, that's what HE'D do!

"In order to prevent homeless people from sleeping outside of Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the Archdiocese of San Francisco installed a system that dumps water onto the ground near its sheltered doorways, where people tend to rest at night.

On Wednesday, after facing substantial backlash for the deterrent, the archdiocese announced that the system will be removed “by the end of the day.”

In the statement, the archdiocese said it initially decided to install the controversial system “after learning from city resources” that similar deterrents were “commonly used in the Financial District” in San Francisco to “avoid the situation where needles, feces and other dangerous items were regularly being left in these hidden doorways.”

“The Archdiocese of San Francisco is, along with the Catholic St. Vincent de Paul Society, the largest supporter of services for the homeless in San Francisco,” the statement adds.

KCBS in San Francisco first reported on the water system and witnessed it at work:

“They actually have signs in there that say, ‘No Trespassing,’” said a homeless man named Robert.

But there are no signs warning the homeless about what happens in these doorways, at various times, all through the night. Water pours from a hole in the ceiling, about 30 feet above, drenching the alcove and anyone in it.

The shower ran for about 75 seconds, every 30 to 60 minutes while we were there, starting before sunset, simultaneously in all four doorways. KCBS witnessed it soak homeless people, and their belongings.

Archdiocese spokesman Chris Lyford told KCBS that he learned about the drenching deterrent from the station’s reporter, who showed him the system in action for the first time.

It looks like the system may be in violation of the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection. The department issued a notice of violation for “the unpermitted downspout,” department spokeswoman Lily Madjus told The Post in an email. The department’s chief plumbing inspector visited the site on Tuesday, following a complaint. The archdiocese has filed a permit to remove the system, Madjus added. They have 15 days to do so.

The archdiocese said that they have already started to remove the system from the cathedral."===http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-...-homeless/
#2
The American Catholic Church is hand in glove with the Republican Party.
I bet they hate having a Socialist for Pope.
#3
God should smite that church with Fire and Brimstone.




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