Park ranger demanded church group leave for violating an alleged city ordinance
November 29, 2013
A church group in Lake Worth, FL was kicked out of a public park Thursday afternoon after a park ranger spotted them feeding homeless residents.
Members from the Acts 2 Worship Center, who headed to Palm Beach County’s John Prince Park to feed the homeless, intended to teach their children a valuable lesson about the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
“We brought our kids out here so they could see what it’s really like for people that are struggling,” Acts 2 member Brian Oakes told CBS 12.
The park’s growing homeless population, many who have been hit hard by the weakening economy, were more than thankful for the warm meal.
“We’re grateful you know. They hand out, we meet the guys and stuff. They give us a prayer and everything,” homeless resident Kevin Rudd said.
Unfortunately, a Palm Beach County park ranger “just following orders” soon approached the group and demanded they leave for violating an alleged city ordinance.