Just in time for the holidays, one Christian homeless shelter in Kentucky is serving up a heaping dose of
Christian charity religious sanctimony — in the form of refusing shelter to homeless women and kids in an effort to ensure that residents of the shelter aren’t having sex.
Explained the Emergency Christian Ministries shelter’s
pants police director:
“It seems like these last days it’s getting worse … the ungodly type,” Director Billy Woodward said.
About 10 to 12 women were asked to leave the shelter over the past two weeks.
Woodward said they have more men than women at the shelter, so he decided to send the women to a female-only facility nearly 30 minutes away.
Woodward said in some cases, they will not accept children either.
“Right now, no because of the female factor,” Woodward said.
Speaking of men and women together in the shelter:
“They may want to meet or slip in a room occasionally, we can’t have that.”
“…they say, ‘We’re homeless, maybe we can find somebody, a mate or something’. If they done it right, it would be fine. But, you know, they go overboard with it.”
The decision, Mr. Woodward assured, was not misogynistic in nature: women weren’t the targets of his crackdown, but since women generally comprise a smaller share of residents and, clearly, people having sex is a bigger concern than providing shelter to people who may refuse to wait until marriage, those women and kids were more or less collateral damage in this pious scheme.
The story took an even more ridiculous turn after the shelter’s bizarre priorities were made public last week. Now the shelter is temporarily closing to perform renovations, displacing the existing male residents as well.
The homeless shelter may not be sheltering anyone anymore… but at least no one’s having sex on the premises! Problem solved, Jesus style!