Law Enforcement, Motel Staff Outperform Homeless Shelter on Compassion Scale

The Salvation Army shelter turned away a homeless family on the coldest night of the year in Johnson City, Tennessee.

A father, his wife, their 16-year-old daughter and two sons, 15 and 5 years old, were denied shelter even though the space was available.


Boys between 12 and 16 are not allowed in the shelter because folks are afraid they might be sex perverts.

Really. I mean . . . really.

The story takes a nice turn, though, when law enforcement and staff at a motel see to it that this down-on-their-luck family got shelter and food on a night when the temperature dipped to 18 degrees. Full story here.

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