Arnold Abbott, a pastor in the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida, heads a non-profit charity named Love Thy Neighbor, Inc., that cares for the homeless population. Abbotts’ wife, Maureen, was a truly benevolent woman while she was alive, and after her passing, her husband dedicated the charity in memory of her.
A 90-year-old hero, Abbot is a World War II veteran that was awarded two Purple Hearts as an infantryman. And it looks like he is about to shield his fellow countryman and take the blow for himself again here on our own American soil. He could be facing sixty days in jail and a $500 fine for giving food to hungry people.
In an effort to make/keep more money in the city government, officials support rules and regulations that reflect a problem-less society (that there is no homelessness or struggling Americans here), and such is the case in Fort Lauderdale.
Just like at local ponds where signs read “Do not feed the wildlife” where overpopoulation of a species unbalances the ecosystem, so the city government is asking its citizens not to feed the homeless unless they do so under very specific terms, lest they over-run the city. Yeah, I thought that was dumb logic, too.
The following are the restrictions that the city recently put into effect:
The ordinance requires groups handing out food to homeless to be at least 500 feet away from residential properties. It limits feeding sites for homeless to one in any given city block, and prevent feeding sites from being within 500 feet of each other.
Though Abbott was aware of the new restrictions, his sense of compassion for fellow man did not diminish and so little has deterred him from feeding the needy.
“I know that I will be arrested again, and I am prepared for that. I am my brother’s keeper, and what they are doing is just heartless,” he stated.
(h/t: The Daily Signal)