Sunday, October 13, 2013

Redding California Homeless Advocacy Hatred

California and Hill Street

Does the answer to Redding California's homeless problem require that we cut down beautiful mature trees in creeks and greenbelts all over town where homeless take refuge within the city ?

While filming this Redding California Homeless blog I was harassed and accosted.

Nothing new...

Is Spiritual Warfare a part of following Jesus Christ and a desire to help the homeless and poor of Redding and Shasta County ?

An example from a recent Record Searchlight Editorial

"I chose to work, retire, buy a home and pay taxes. I for one am very tired of homeless advocates like Chris Solberg — whom I’ve personally confronted when the police were removing a huge homeless camp on the corner of Court Street and Riverside Drive — who say being homeless isn’t a crime. I disagree. When these folks abuse city land and beautiful areas with their garbage, it is a crime — a crime upon the good hard-working people without addictions. When I questioned Mr. Solberg as to just how many homeless he has taken in, he replied “none.” I asked how many homeless has your church taken in, again the reply was “none.” I asked if Mr. Solberg owns a home or rents. He replied rents. Well, Mr. Solberg, you’re not paying property taxes like I am to live in Redding. I have to pay for water, sewer and garbage pickup."

Interestingly through the advent of social media,  I am not alone in experiencing hatred and animosity for my homeless advocacy endeavors. From Eureka to Red Bluff, Sacramento to Fresno and beyond , other homeless advocates experience the same hatred and attacks. 

It seems like this fellow was talking about my video documented incident printed in the Record Searchlight

Recently to my delight I discovered while reviewing American civil and constitutional pioneers in the early struggle of civil rights and equality a rather now video favorite of mine.

"One person can change the World, and everybody SHOULD try."

Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?   But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?   Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called?"

1 comment:

  1. "Is Spiritual Warfare a part of following Jesus Christ and a desire to help the homeless and poor of Redding and Shasta County ?"

    Chris: You bet it is. Like American Express, "Don't leave home without it."
    Prayed this morning this very verses and have since 1985. After seeing this
    video, I'm adding you to my daily prayer for protection please do the same for me. Earl Allen Boek, aka citizenactivist In Jesus Name

    Ephesians 6:10-18
    New International Version (NIV)
    The Armor of God

    10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

    18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.


    New International Version (NIV)