Actions speak louder than words, no? The bible, believed by millions to be the word of god, says over and over that one should feed the hungry. So believers should find it easy to donate money in various ways to feed the hungry. There are many GoFundMe fundraisers specifically dedicated to helping to feed the hungry.
Here are just a few.
Feeding Haitian children for $3 per meal. Current funding level: $4019.
Charity Right feeds 500 people per day. Current funding level: $1910.
A food bank in Pasadena, CA that needs to buy a refrigerator and some shelving to feed the local hungry. Current funding level: $1150.
One young boy’s effort to feed 50 families on Thanksgiving. Funding goal of $5000 reached!
Feed a Kenyan village for a month. Current funding $1990.
But surely you’ve heard of Memories Pizza in Indiana. They claim that their religion teaches them that they are to shun homosexuality. This, of course, it the subject of immense debate among theological scholars and half-witted bigots alike. For the moment, lets assume, sure, their religious beliefs make it intolerable for them to celebrate the love a man shares with a man, or a woman shares with a woman. This pizza place has publicly declared that they would not cater to Gay/Lesbian weddings. They’ll still serve gay & lesbian patrons in their shop. In my experience, very few wedding receptions are catered by pizza shops (I can’t think of a single one that I’ve ever been to… perhaps wedding receptions are different in Indiana), so this public declaration would directly have very little impact on their business. The politics, however, have completely blown up around this issue, and the proprietors have decided to shut down.
So here we have a few people out of jobs, and the pizza shop owners having to look for something else to do with their lives. Is it appropriate to help them out? Sure, if that is your perspective. They might go hungry.
Support a Pizza business made famous by declaring that they would not cater Gay/Lesbian weddings. Current funding: $842,592.
- Matthew 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
- Isaiah 58:10 If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
- James 2:14-18 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
- Proverbs 28:27 Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
- Luke 3:11 And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
- 1 John 3:17-18 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.