Sunday, February 17, 2008

No Parking Zone

Given how often we're clubbed over the head with stories of christian charity in the United States, there is a certain sad irony to the fact one of the groups that called for the city to do something about Seattle's "rolling slum" (a colony of homeless people that live out their vehicles in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood) is Mars Hill Church. Blessed are the poor, until they take up choice parking spaces, neh?

(As an aside, I find it interesting that Mars Hill Church is the only organization mentioned by name as having complained about the mobile homeless in the area. It should be interesting to watch the column for the next few days or weeks, and see if Mr. Westneat reports the church or its supporters as being critical of him for that, or if they ask for a more nuanced story to be presented.)

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