The reason first cited: “We support life”
Aren’t you tired of these bumper sticker Christians and their Holier than Thou attitude?
Planned Parenthood says the intention behind its food drive was only to feed the hungry.
The purpose of a Food Pantry is to serve the people in your community who are struggling financially in a way that preserves their dignity; to provide a confidential environment that respects an individual’s privacy and acknowledges how difficult it is to ask for assistance. To empower people to be self-sufficient as quickly as possible without placing additional stress on them. To involve the community in a way that teaches empathy, encourages respect and nurtures compassion. To provide a basis for understanding that the people who use the pantry could be our neighbors and friends who are struggling without our knowledge.
To provide non judgmental care to everyone regardless of who they are, regardless of their personal, political or personal viewpoints and one would hope, that others who can help, have the decency to do it quietly and without strings attached.
Those who claim to be Christians should go back and read the Bible. Here are some verses:
1 Sam. 2:8 He lifts the poor from the dust– Yes, from a pile of ashes– And treats them as princes sitting in the seats of honor. For all the earth is the Lord’s And he has set the world in order.
Prov. 19:17 When you help the poor you are lending to the Lord–and he pays wonderful interest on your loan!
1 John 3:17 But if someone who is supposed to be a Christian has money enough to live well, and sees a brother in need, and won’t help him–how can God’s love be within him ? 1 John 3:18 Little children, let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them, and show it by our actions. 1 John 3:19 Then we will know for sure, by our actions, that we are on God’s side, and our consciences will be clear, even when we stand before the Lord.
Prov. 14:31 Anyone who oppresses the poor is insulting God who made them. To help the poor is to honor God.
A Green Bay, Wisconsin Catholic food pantry would rather see people go hungry than accept 50 lbs of donated food from Planned Parenthood.
As part of its Martin Luther Kind food drive, Planned Parenthood collected the food to donate to Paul’s Pantry, a Catholic food shelf whose entire mission is to feed the hungry. Lisa Boyce, spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin said, What was told to me was that they simply said we do not want any food donations from you period.”
Planned Parenthood donated the food to the Salvation Army instead and will do so in the future. “We provide non judgmental care to everyone regardless of our patients, regardless of their personal, political or personal viewpoints and would hope that is the same for our other community partners including Paul’s food Pantry,” said Boyce.
Paul’s Pantry has declined to comment.