May 8, 2012
ROXIE, MS - The comments to the Franklin Baptist Association Food Pantry Closure continue to be made on the article http://franklincountymsnews.blogspot.com/2012/05/secret-ballot-forces-franklin-county.html written yesterday. Here are just a few of the comments. You may voice your opinion or comment in the section below the article.
Anonymous May 7, 2012 1:37 PM
Its so sad that the food pantry is closing, but as someone who worked with the Thrift Store to try to fund its efforts i can see why it has come to this. Times are hard, and its sad that not all churches could keep up with the demand to attend this crucial meeting. What will happen now Franklin County? What will happen to the little thrift store who can't keep the lights on?
Anonymous May 7, 2012 1:50 PM
Wonder who needed a job???? perhaps we can find out later (Associational Mission Director) and why not be transparent and tell what [other ministry programs] are more important than the hungry in our county. And we wonder why folks are dropping out of the churches in this county..... thought the Bible says help all and to minister to all. Would also like to see a list of Pastors attending and list of Pastors not attending.
Anonymous because there are Baptists that would ostracize those that disagree with them.....REALLY?
Anonymous May 7, 2012 8:42 PM
Maybe the Pastors were too embarrassed to watch all the "poor" come to the pantry.....too embarrassed to be there to invite them to their church????
Oh, or maybe they were not dressed well enough or have the right "credentials" to be invited to their church. Seems the local churches are pretty "cloned" as far as parishioners are concerned.....at least the ones I have attended.
Anonymous May 7, 2012 5:02 PM
A 'spade' is a 'spade' no matter who sent them. They were doing either the bidding of the pastor or the church that elected them ... So, are you telling me the Church does not support the ministry ? You may want to check your facts ! Seems like the article called a spade a spade
Anonymous May 7, 2012 3:36 PM
Messenger's bring the word and 'vote' as decided by 'someone'- be it the Pastor or the Church Members - seems like a 'spade' is still a 'spade' !
Anonymous May 8, 2012 3:06 AM
The ones who voted to close the food pantry have probably NEVER volunteered at the food pantry or the thrift store. Why can't the "Associational Mission Director" volunteer for this job? Whoever is hired probably doesn't NEED the extra pay check anyway. Why can't more people volunteer to help at the thrift store? Why does it just have to be a "Baptist" thing? Why can't there be a "Franklin County Food Pantry" and let all churches and organizations raise funds to support it?
Source: Article in Franklin County News Blog