When asked why he took such an action, officer responded that he was “just following orders.”LAKE WORTH, FL — Families belonging to a small church in Florida have been kicked out of a public park after an officer saw them offering Thanksgiving food to homeless Americans.
The families were part of a small community church called Acts 2 Worship Center, and felt that as Christians they ought to be out feeding people who didn’t have food for Thanksgiving.
Acts 2 is a passage from the Bible according to which the earliest Christians shared their belongings and “broke bread and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.”
“We brought our kids out here so they could see what it’s really like for people that are struggling,” Brian Oakes, a member of the church, told CBS 12.
The homeless residents of the park were excited to get the warm food.
“We’re grateful, you know,” said Kevin Rudd, a member of the homeless population.
Everything was fine and everybody was getting along and enjoying the food, until the officer approached the families, forced them to leave, and threatened them with a ticket.
“Everybody just went, ‘huh?’” said a confused Rudd.