Family Research Council

Christian Service Center Stands for Nourishing the Soul


By Tony Perkins
September 24, 2013

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At Florida's Christian Service Center, the job is feeding the body, the goal is nourishing the soul. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. At the Lake City CSC, hot meals have always come with a healthy serving of faith. The USDA is trying to change that. The food pantry's biggest partner now says volunteers have to stop promoting religion if they want the government's help. If that's the choice say organizers, then forget it. As a part of its outreach, the CSC prays with clients and asks them if they would like to learn more about Jesus. If they don't, then they can still enjoy the pantry's food. "We won't deny what we stand for," says Director Kay Daly, "the USDA has drawn the line in the sand. If they are going to put stipulations on the distribution of the food, we'll make a decision, and our decision is to stand with Christ." Unfortunately, the government would rather the poor go hungry than be offered the opportunity to hear about the Bread of Life.

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