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Old 03-22-2015, 11:09 PM   #1
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San Francisco church installs system to dump water on homeless during drought

I'm conflicted. This is smack dab between laughably stupid and face palmingly annoying stupid. Of course it's a ****ing church to. It wouldn't be so deliciously hypocritical if it wasn't.

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KCBS reported that the “no trespassing” signs outside the primary church for Archdiocese of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, did not mention what would happen to the homeless who tried to sleep under the cover of the building’s doorway.

At random times throughout the night, “[w]ater pours from a hole in the ceiling, about 30 feet above, drenching the alcove and anyone in it,” the station noted. “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 Twitnessed it soak homeless people, and their belongings.”

A homeless person named Robert told KCBS that people continued to risk their own health by sleeping under the shower.


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A neighbor pointed out to KCBS that the watering system was not only an “inhuman” way to treat people, it also was a waste of water during a serious drought.


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“We do the best we can, and supporting the dignity of each person,” Archdiocese spokesperson Chris Lyford said. “But there is only so much you can do.”



http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/...-as-they-sleep/

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Old 03-22-2015, 11:12 PM   #2
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:15 PM   #3
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I'm glad I've never lived in a place where people go all SJW annoying OMG AM COOL ATHIEST when someone ever mentions the word CHURCH. Oh your assholes just tightened up soooo much didn't they.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:15 PM   #4
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they should use buckets of diarrhea instead of water, that would show em
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:22 PM   #5
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I'm glad I've never lived in a place where people go all SJW annoying OMG AM COOL ATHIEST when someone ever mentions the word CHURCH. Oh your assholes just tightened up soooo much didn't they.

The fact this is a church doing it makes it more ******ed, but not for the reason "RELGION IS BAD MAN." It's because of stuff like:

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For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

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Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

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Old 03-22-2015, 11:26 PM   #6
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I'm glad you are able to sum up all religions that have existed since forever into three christian quotes.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:28 PM   #7
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like, maybe this is one person that's being dumb in the world and religion has nothing to do with it and this doesn't really amount to anything other than one person being dumb somewhere
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:28 PM   #8
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it also was a waste of water during a serious drought.
If California was charging an honest market rate (which I'm assuming would be exorbitant) for water right now, there wouldn't even be a problem. This church could seem like dicks because they spent so much on water they weren't even gonna drink ("richy rich bastards wasting donations"), not that they wasted it, and everyone (especially the smelly homeless of San Fran who probably would appreciate a cool shower) would be happy.

But actually it's just water, it seems like a pretty simple and humane way to keep people from squatting. Maybe a bit hypocritical but don't churches run actual homeless shelters a lot of times?
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:39 PM   #9
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Going out of your way to inflict cruelty to people already in a bad situation is pretty douchey. Enough said.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:44 PM   #10
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Going out of your way to inflict cruelty to people already in a bad situation is pretty douchey. Enough said.
It's not though.. It's a harmless deterrent to people trespassing. You really think having water dumped on you after you've broken the law (no police action or force involved) is cruelty? Come on, stop and think about this for two seconds. This is only a story because some people have a stereotype of what churches are/should be doing.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:46 PM   #11
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It's not though.. It's a harmless deterrent to people trespassing. You really think having water dumped on you after you've broken the law (no police action or force involved) is cruelty? Come on, stop and think about this for two seconds. This is only a story because some people have a stereotype of what churches are/should be doing.

Yes dumping water on people with no shelter in the middle of the night is totally harmless.

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“We’re going to be wet there all night, so hypothermia, cold, all that other stuff could set in. Keeping the church clean, but it could make people sick,” Robert explained.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:07 AM   #12
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I read this thread title and originally thought they were splashing homeless people with water during the heat to cool them down and thought 'helping your fellow man is great' then I read the OP and was somewhat infuriated at the duality of a church.
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You really think having water dumped on you after you've broken the law (no police action or force involved) is cruelty?

Yes, and you bring up a good point that it's also entirely unnecessary vigilantism and downright immature as well when there are more sensible solutions (police or just being less uptight).
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It's a harmless deterrent to people trespassing.

Eat dogshit motherfucker. I hope one of your loved ones get pneumonia. Coddled prick.
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Eat dogshit motherfucker. I hope one of your loved ones get pneumonia. Coddled prick.


Teeheehee.
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Teeheehee.

Couldn't say it yourself? That's fine.
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Couldn't say it yourself? That's fine.

I'm feeling unnecessarily verbose tonight. I'll play good cop to your bad.
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who now feels led to give the homeless people shelter

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Eat dogshit motherfucker. I hope one of your loved ones get pneumonia. Coddled prick.
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Eat dogshit motherfucker. I hope one of your loved ones get pneumonia. Coddled prick.

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