City officials have ordered 22 New York churches to stop providing beds to homeless people.
With temperatures well below freezing early Saturday, the churches must obey a city rule requiring faith-based shelters to be open at least five days a week — or not at all.
Arnold Cohen, president of the Partnership for the Homeless, a nonprofit that serves as a link with the city, said he had to tell the churches they no longer qualify.
He said hundreds of people now won’t have a place to sleep.
Amusingly, this is what the government official responsible for the homeless had to say:
“We really don’t want people sleeping on the streets, on grates, on church steps. We want people sleeping in beds,” said Homeless Commissioner Robert Hess.
Your actions put the lie to your words, Bob.
As Mark Shea said, “[Cardinal and Archbishop of NYC] Egan should tell Caesar to go to hell and keep the shelters open anyway.”