Thursday, March 19, 2015

An Unclean Act

A San Francisco cathedral uses a sprinkler system to run off homeless people.

Saint Mary’s Cathedral, which, the radio station reported, is the main church within the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the home of the archbishop, has four tall side doors which are used as sheltered nooks by homeless people in the city.

While the church has “No Trespassing” signs, the watering system doesn’t come with a warning and the showers rain down throughout the night, KCBS reported.

The spigot is 30 feet up on the ceiling of the doorway alcove and when it spews water, the alcove and unsuspecting homeless people reportedly get soaked. According to KCBS, the water runs for about 75 seconds every 30-60 minutes.

When Jesus said “Come unto me and I will refresh you,” I don’t think this was what he had in mind.

5 barks and woofs on “An Unclean Act

  1. wait a minute, doesn’t the New Testament have a section on washing away your sins and calling out the name of the lord. I’ll bet, every time the sprinkler goes off somebody yells out the Lords name in vain.

  2. Ha! Rawstory has an update: City officials have told them it’s illegal and to cease and desist. Plus, the church has gotten a lot of nasty responses from people. So the water system is being removed.

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