Sarasota, Florida ranked as the meanest city in America in the way they treat the homeless. Lawrence, Kansas ranked second. Little Rock, Arkansas (last year's meanest city) is now America's third meanest city. Texas ranks as the meanest state in the union with four cities on the list -- Dallas ranked sixth, Houston seventh, San Antonio thirteenth, and Austin was fifteenth.
There are a lot of Baptists in all these cities. We need to start taking an interest in the homeless people in the cities in which we live. As the Apostle John wrote,
If any one has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or speech but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3: 17-18
Click here for a link to the NCH's full report. Click here for narrative about the meanest cities. Click here for narrative about how the homeless are treated in cities in your area.