Congressman Todd Young, (R-IN) is getting to a dispute over a federal policy that was used to cut off federal food aid to clients at a food pantry because the clients were asked if they wanted to engage in voluntary prayer.

The incident involves the Community Provisions of Jackson County, a food pantry run by Paul Brock. He says he won’t stop asking his clients if they would like to pray with him or his 45 volunteers.

According to Young’s spokesman Trevor Foughty, “It certainly appears there is a misinterpretation of some rules. We want to make sure that no one is being denied the public assistance that they need.”

Brock says he asks his needy clients if they want to pray with him. If they say no, they still receive the assistance they need. He says 98% of those asked, do pray with him.

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In Matthew 5:16 Jesus said: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

I applaud Congressman Young, Paul Brock, and all those at the Community Provisions of Jackson County for being good and faithful servants in letting their light shine through their efforts at the food pantry.

Plato lived about 400 years before Christ, but he had a particularly good understanding of the Light of Truth: “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato (428 BC to 348 BC)

Many people, especially politicians, are afraid of the light, but as the old adage says: “When politicians feel the heat, they see the light.” It is , therefore, our job is to apply that heat! I assure you, your efforts will be rewarded!

March 16, 2012 at 7:59 pm

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Obama can have a whole flock of Muslims pray behind the White House but Christians can’t pray elsewhere.
Geez, that guy’s edicts are DISGUSTING!

March 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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