Fr. Monk to lead Orlando protest

June 29, 2011

Orlando Sentinel reports Fr. Nathan Monk is going to Orlando to lead a demonstration in support of a group, Orlando Food Not Bombs. that has faced legal trouble for feeding the homeless in Orlando’s Lake Eola Park. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer doesn’t appear to be too happy about it. He call the group “food terrorists.” Read more.

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  • Teresa June 30, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Well said Eric.

  • Eric June 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Is it really too much to ask to distribute a couple blocks in one direction or another? So, we don’t like your ordinance, let’s hack your website. Someone starts out with good deeds and brings the “in your face” rebels along for the publicity.
    Another fine headline with “Pensacola” contained in it.

  • Teresa June 30, 2011 at 7:35 am

    One of the issues in Orlando’s downtown ( mostly around this park) is the group that hands out meals. They drive around and stop when they see a homeless person. They don’t park and walk around they just stop in the middle of the road. It causes major traffic issues. If they wont to feed the homeless..go for it. Work at one of the many shelters or churches. All this protesting does nothing except fatten the pocket’s of the Police and state dept. At least it will be held over the weekend. The park is the view of all the more successful financial institutions. They wouldn’t put up with it.

  • Brian C. Abrams June 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Did not Pensacola enact the same rule for the parks here?
    Because Mr. Monk was feeding the bums in the park.

  • Betty McAlpin June 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Seems to me the City of Orlando wants to rid the parks of ‘undesirables’ and has criminalized the act of giving a sandwich to a hungry person. Food Terrorism, the mayor calls it, really? I call it compassion and with the rate Governor Scott is putting people out of work some of those people needing a meal may be your kids former history teacher or the EMT that saved your Granma’s life.

    Whenever my department at UWF has an event where food is served we invite hunger students in to help themselves. Some of these kids wolf down the grub like they haven’t had a decent meal in a while. I hope we don’t get arrested.