Malibu church ‘pressured to end meals for the homeless’ because it ‘lures the needy’

‘Very succinctly, they claimed we are increasing homelessness’

A church in upmarket Malibu has decided to stop providing free meals for those in need after claiming they were told by officials they were attracting too many homeless people.

The United Methodist Church, one of many churches that provides food and help, has been offering free meals twice a week. But it said it was going to stop after being told the meal service was luring too many homeless people.

Gee don’t a lot of Hollywood stars live there?

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  • Dana Garcia

    Homeless aren’t stupid. Why wouldn’t they want to live in beautiful warm Malibu rather than sleep on a cold snowy grate in New York City?

    Liberals need to sort out their values.

    • Liberals love the homeless – so long as they live in your neighborhood.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    We have a huge homeless problem down here in Southren California and although the residents of Malibu typically ‘wouldn’t piss on you if you were on fire’ most of the rest of us are compassion fatigued on the issue. They are all mentally ill and should be institutionalized, or are hopeless alcoholics and should be institutionalized, or are drug addicts and should be institutionalized, or some combination of the three, some are physically handicapped but have never worked “on the books” in their lives and so are only entitled to a pittance every month from the government social security system.
    There is an extremely small subset of people who are truly needy and will benefit from the help.
    Having said all of that, why do we need any low skilled immigrants again?
    Some of those addicts could be straightened out and given jobs in order to reintegrate them into society, but that will never happen as long as there is an endless supply of cheap illegals and social services ran by women that will only help those of their own race (blacks and Mexicans) at the welfare office.

    • mobuyus

      Holding a steady job is the best social mental health program out there.

      • Not if one is a schizophrenic.

        Again, more hospitalisations are needed.

    • Melykin

      Vancouver and Victoria have the same problem. Addicts and/or mentally ill come from all across Canada because of the mild weather. This is what happens when you close the mental hospitals.

      • I know it well. I lived in the Downtown East Side for awhile.

      • Alain

        It has now extended beyond Vancouver out into the Fraser Valley with no shortage in Maple Ridge and Mission.

    • We don’t need immigration of any kind but especially low skilled immigrants, see my post at Midnight it addresses this very subject.

    • Uncommunist

      In Canada, if a client even thinks or tries to escape the handout system; they are undermined and then punished for wrongthink.

  • Hard Little Machine

    “Fuck the poor. Only reason to own a gun, fucking shoot them.”

    – Barbara Streisand

    • David Murrell

      HLM, did she really say that? I despise her politics, and listening to her singing is like listening to fingernails across chalk board.

      • Hard Little Machine

        No but it would be pretty funny

  • Brett McS

    Perhaps the movie “Elysium” was the repressed guilt of the Hollywood elite trying to get out?

  • Isn’t that what churches are supposed to do?

    • Aren’t these the same Malibu residents who lecture the rest of us to stop being haters and open the borders to illegal immigrants?

      • Yeah, but when they do it, they are being ironic … or something.