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(Decatur Daily)   Local church gives away free gasoline to the poor. Story contains photo of what poor people in Alabama might look like   (decaturdaily.com ) divider line
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2012-04-07 04:49:06 PM  
C'mon subby. If you had to make the payments on that sucker you'd feel the pinch, too.

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2012-04-07 05:02:33 PM  
Church of Champions... Sounds like one of those Prosperity Gospel outfits that fleeces the desperate by telling them they are already more than conquerors and other self-serving Pauline bullshiat.
 
2012-04-07 05:08:09 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Church of Champions... Sounds like one of those Prosperity Gospel outfits that fleeces the desperate by telling them they are already more than conquerors and other self-serving Pauline bullshiat.


Be kind of a clever tax dodge: everybody gives generously to the church (tax deductible), then the church buys their gas (tax deductible).
 
2012-04-07 06:14:32 PM  
Decatur police officer Demetrius Hightower was one of the officers called to direct traffic.

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2012-04-07 06:27:06 PM  
Yet the person in the SLK230 drinking bottled water feels no compunction when taking free gas intended for the poor.

Simply amazing.
 
2012-04-07 06:27:50 PM  
What a farking joke. An absolute farking joke.
 
2012-04-07 06:53:30 PM  
I work at a church that has a food bank giveaway. You'd be surprised who professes to be poor to get free food. That's why I laugh at people who say churches are better to handle welfare than the government. They have no means (or right) to verify income and need. They have to rely on people to be honest and there are a lot of church scammers who drift from church to church and tap them for all they can get, then move on to another.
 
2012-04-07 06:55:45 PM  
Probably more helpful ways to help the poor, but whatever you want to try with your money.

That's the great thing about freedom, you try it, see how well it works and move on with what you have learned. Freedom means the freedom to fail as well as suceed. A lesson Washington needs to learn.
 
2012-04-07 07:04:55 PM  
In their defense, they thought it was free gas for the poor in spirit.
 
2012-04-07 07:16:21 PM  
Uh, I don't see anything about the church intending to give it to the poor or needy. Only it was intended for the "faithful" and that was written in the headline. It appears to be more publicity stunt than attempt to actually help out anyone that needed help or the church faithful
 
2012-04-07 07:41:36 PM  
Reverend Lovejoy?

Every so often some stations around here will have a discount gas promotion. It amazes me that people will idle in line for an hour or two to save on $5 or $10 worth of gas.

People are stupid.
 
2012-04-07 07:46:56 PM  
damn rich benzo drivers taking gas that the real poor folks could be huffing
 
2012-04-07 08:03:53 PM  
Just how many poor people drive cars, exactly?

I don't think they know what "poor" means.
 
2012-04-07 08:05:32 PM  
Hopefully after he waited for hours in that line when he got up the front someone told him to GTFO.
 
2012-04-07 08:07:56 PM  
Can someone press "Enhance" so we can see what race the driver is?
 
2012-04-07 08:08:16 PM  

BurnShrike: Just how many poor people drive cars, exactly?

I don't think they know what "poor" means.


This

How about free bus passes
 
2012-04-07 08:09:02 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Every so often some stations around here will have a discount gas promotion. It amazes me that people will idle in line for an hour or two to save on $5 or $10 worth of gas.

People are stupid.



You're stupid.

$20 of gas? That's worth like $400 dollars.
 
2012-04-07 08:09:32 PM  
The payments at "Rent a Rim" for those mad 26ers on that Jeep are probably about the same as on the entire Merc.

I used 5 gallons today cutting my field and pressure cleaning the driveway.
 
2012-04-07 08:11:24 PM  
One time, on Hanukkah, my car, which only gets 25 mpg, only had 5 gal in the tank, yet to my surprise I drove a full 1000 miles on it.
 
2012-04-07 08:11:33 PM  
TFA says nothing about the poor.

The giveaway was in conjunction with the church's one-year anniversary.

So it was attention whoring, recruiting, or both
 
2012-04-07 08:11:52 PM  
So they found Jeebus just long enough to fill the tank of that 38 gallon F-250.
 
2012-04-07 08:11:58 PM  
Anthony Lovejoy, the church's lead pastor, was one of the ones pumping gas.

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2012-04-07 08:13:44 PM  
The comments are also hilarious

On 4/7/12 at 08:34 AM, Casinokid from wrote:

Is that the officer that shot and killed that mans dog.

LOL
 
2012-04-07 08:14:02 PM  
What is that, like 1 gallon?

And how much gas was wasted while 100+ cars idled for two hours?
 
2012-04-07 08:16:52 PM  
I don't get it. They gave each person $20 worth of gas, and some people waited for up to two hours. Most of the people I know wouldn't wait in line for two hours to get a 20 dollar bill. What is it about gasoline that makes people crazy?
 
2012-04-07 08:16:55 PM  

Fart_Machine: So they found Jeebus just long enough to fill the tank of that 38 gallon F-250.


Oh, it's only $20 worth. Meh.

vodka: And how much gas was wasted while 100+ cars idled for two hours?


Not sure if they were dumb enough to keep idled for 2 hours. Still it's a waste of time and gas. People do stupid shait for "free" stuff.
 
2012-04-07 08:17:12 PM  
Good to know the poor in the US have cars.
 
2012-04-07 08:18:21 PM  

GoodOmens: Good to know the poor in the US have cars.


And Refrigerators!

They have it so good.
 
2012-04-07 08:18:44 PM  
This is only a big deal because gas prices are so high.

Obama still hasn't done anything to lower the price of gas.

It's boners like that that will cause him trouble in November. I hope he has a strategy to defend his inaction to lower gas prices.
 
2012-04-07 08:18:45 PM  

Lemina: Most of the people I know wouldn't wait in line for two hours to get a 20 dollar bill.


There are idiots who camp out overnight for a free dozen donuts (back when Krispy Kreme was all the rage). I'm not at all surprised by this.
 
2012-04-07 08:19:35 PM  
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And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he changed their oil..

And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the petroleum stations, and buy themselves gasoline.

But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; for I have a jerry can.

And they say unto him, We have here but five gallons.

He said, Bring them hither to me.

And he commanded the multitude to park within a queue, and took the jerry can, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the can to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

And they did all gas up, and were filled: and they took up of the jerry can that remained a five gallons full.

And they that had filled were about five thousand SUVs, beside mid-size sedan and compact.
 
2012-04-07 08:19:46 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Obama still hasn't done anything to lower the price of gas.


Why won't Obama push the magic button in the White House that lowers gas prices? WTF is this guy's problem?
 
2012-04-07 08:20:58 PM  

Fart_Machine: Fart_Machine: So they found Jeebus just long enough to fill the tank of that 38 gallon F-250.

Oh, it's only $20 worth. Meh.

vodka: And how much gas was wasted while 100+ cars idled for two hours?

Not sure if they were dumb enough to keep idled for 2 hours. Still it's a waste of time and gas. People do stupid shait for "free" stuff.


This.

FTFA:
The Decatur man spent almost two hours in line

2 hours, for 20$ in gas. So this stupid asshole values his time at 10$/hr. And that doesn't even take into account the gas spent driving back and forth.

People are so farking stupid and greedy that sometimes I wish a meteor would hit this waste of a planet just so I could watch the stupid farkers burn.
 
2012-04-07 08:22:16 PM  
There was this time, a long time ago in band camp, when a friend of mine gave away a lot of free gas after the wiener roast.

/tfa is about as interesting
 
2012-04-07 08:25:28 PM  
When i was a young man, i was raising my two children by myself, and found myself in dire financial circumstances, and i swallowed my pride, and went to the local catholic church out of desperation for help. The convo went something like this.

Me "Thank you for seeing me, this is very embarrassing, but i lost my job, i have 2 kids, and my rent is due. I could really use some financial help, for just making the rent, for one month." Looks at the floor, ashamed.

Priest : Well, we do have funds for helping the poor in times of crisis, but how do i know you're not a drug abuser, or a drinker? That you will use the money as you say?

".....because I'm telling you, you can call my landlord and ask, or just pay him directly, you don't have to hand me cash if you don't trust me, I'm just asking for help."

"Are you a member of the catholic church my son?"

"No..I'm a Presbyterian"

"I'm sorry son, we cannot help you"

"Wait a minute, all those rich people who come to church every Sunday, and give thousands of dollars to fund these types of programs, and you can't give up anything for someone that truly needs it, because they don't share the same faith as you? Is that what you're telling me?"

"I'm sorry Son, I cannot help you. Perhaps you should pray for guidance."

"Perhaps you should kiss my white ass you money grubbing douche-bag ..forget it ..go fark yourself!"

I stomped out of there, and have never set foot in a church again, they are "for profit " businesses, and aren't interested in helping anyone but themselves.
 
2012-04-07 08:26:16 PM  
Bet the lady pulling up in the Mercedes also has a food stamp card and her kids get free school meals and medical.
 
2012-04-07 08:26:46 PM  
wow what a classy fark cashing in on something meant to help those in need.
 
2012-04-07 08:27:20 PM  
There are some scumbag rich people that have no idea what generosity means.

We are talking about some major tightwads, until they have to decide how to spend it on themselves.
 
2012-04-07 08:27:41 PM  
Did they just cut off access to the article to subscribers only?
 
2012-04-07 08:28:34 PM  

weave: That's why I laugh at people who say churches are better to handle welfare than the government.


because people dont fleece the government.
 
2012-04-07 08:28:48 PM  

Organic Chemistry: Did they just cut off access to the article to subscribers only?


Wow, I think they did.

They only gave out $20 worth of reading today. Get in line if you want more
 
2012-04-07 08:28:58 PM  

KimNorth: Bet the lady pulling up in the Mercedes also has a food stamp card and her kids get free school meals and medical.


No, they all drive Cadillacs. The 80's called and wants its shtick back.
 
2012-04-07 08:29:32 PM  

Lemina: I don't get it. They gave each person $20 worth of gas, and some people waited for up to two hours. Most of the people I know wouldn't wait in line for two hours to get a 20 dollar bill. What is it about gasoline that makes people crazy?


The delicious scent, and hallucinations.
 
2012-04-07 08:29:56 PM  

Oznog: One time, on Hanukkah, my car, which only gets 25 mpg, only had 5 gal in the tank, yet to my surprise I drove a full 1000 miles on it.


Did it take 8 days?
 
2012-04-07 08:30:25 PM  

BlippityBleep: wow what a classy fark cashing in on something meant to help those in need.


typical republican

this person would be the first and loudest to complain about welfare or medicare fraud.
 
2012-04-07 08:31:17 PM  

Hobodeluxe: BlippityBleep: wow what a classy fark cashing in on something meant to help those in need.

typical republican

this person would be the first and loudest to complain about welfare or medicare fraud.


Obviously. How else would they be so convinced that people game the system if they weren't gaming it themselves?
 
2012-04-07 08:32:11 PM  

Lemina: I don't get it. They gave each person $20 worth of gas, and some people waited for up to two hours. Most of the people I know wouldn't wait in line for two hours to get a 20 dollar bill. What is it about gasoline that makes people crazy?


Most people have shiat for brains.
 
2012-04-07 08:32:42 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: "No..I'm a Presbyterian"


So the Presbyterians don't help anyone?
 
2012-04-07 08:33:51 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: When i was a young man, i was raising my two children by myself, and found myself in dire financial circumstances, and i swallowed my pride, and went to the local catholic church out of desperation for help. The convo went something like this.

Me "Thank you for seeing me, this is very embarrassing, but i lost my job, i have 2 kids, and my rent is due. I could really use some financial help, for just making the rent, for one month." Looks at the floor, ashamed.

Priest : Well, we do have funds for helping the poor in times of crisis, but how do i know you're not a drug abuser, or a drinker? That you will use the money as you say?

".....because I'm telling you, you can call my landlord and ask, or just pay him directly, you don't have to hand me cash if you don't trust me, I'm just asking for help."

"Are you a member of the catholic church my son?"

"No..I'm a Presbyterian"

"I'm sorry son, we cannot help you"

"Wait a minute, all those rich people who come to church every Sunday, and give thousands of dollars to fund these types of programs, and you can't give up anything for someone that truly needs it, because they don't share the same faith as you? Is that what you're telling me?"

"I'm sorry Son, I cannot help you. Perhaps you should pray for guidance."

"Perhaps you should kiss my white ass you money grubbing douche-bag ..forget it ..go fark yourself!"

I stomped out of there, and have never set foot in a church again, they are "for profit " businesses, and aren't interested in helping anyone but themselves.


You're full of shiat! Never ever would you be told that EVER!

They don't care who you are, where you come from or what god you prey to.

They would do what they could for you may not pay all your rent, maybe half but they would try to help.
 
2012-04-07 08:33:58 PM  

Organic Chemistry: Did they just cut off access to the article to subscribers only?


Here's a link to the story from The Birmingham News. The giveaway occurred in Birmingham. Link (new window)
 
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