Global persecution of Christians reaches “near-genocidal levels”


B00Mer
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Global persecution of Christians reaches “near-genocidal levels”



A new report on Christian persecution ordered by the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Jeremy Hunt, finds that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world.

The review, led by the Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Philip Mounstephen, found that one in three people suffer from religious persecution globally, with 80% of the persecuted being followers of Jesus Christ.

Hunt felt that given the research consistently showed that Christians are the most persecuted religious group, such a study was warranted to further investigate the nature and scope of the persecution. Hunt also added that “political correctness” played a role in not confronting the issue sooner.

The report, which is not yet finalized, defines persecution as “discriminatory treatment where that treatment is accompanied by actual or perceived threats of violence or other forced coercion.”

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the report found that severity of Christian persecution came close to meeting the UN definition of a genocide.

The primary effect of this acute persecution has been a mass exodus of Christians from these countries. In Syria, the Christian population has gone from 1.7 million in 2011 to 450,000 in 2019. In Iraq, the number of Christians has declined dramatically from 1.5 million in 2003 to below 120,000 today.
Given the scale of persecution of Christians today, indications that it is getting worse and that its impact involves the decimation of some of the faith group’s oldest and most enduring communities, the need for governments to give increasing priority and specific targeted support to this faith community is not only necessary but increasingly urgent.
-Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians – Interim Report
Truro’s review isn’t the only group to reach these dire conclusions. In 2016, Pew Research found that Christians were targeted in 144 countries, up 19 from 125 in 2015.

Christian persecution NGO Open Doors reported earlier this year that
“approximately 245 million Christians living in the top 50 countries suffer high levels of persecution or worse,” up 30 million from last year. The NGO stated that the number of countries classified as having “extreme” levels of persecution has risen from one (North Korea) to 11.

In the MENA, the Christian population has substantially declined over the past century, from 20% to less than 4% today. The report cites political failures, an increase in religious conservatism (primarily Muslim), and a rise in radical Islamic militants.

In South Asia, the report finds that persecution against Christians has grown in large part to the growth of militant nationalism in the region. Political parties in Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka are embracing militant religious causes to increase their populist electoral base.

In 2017, Sri Lanka (majority Buddhist) experienced a rise in attacks against Christians and Muslims, with 97 attack documented throughout the year. In India, persecution has risen sharply since the right wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014. Attacks more than doubled from 358 in 2016 to 736 in 2017.



In Sub-Saharan Africa, despite the region being overwhelmingly Christian, persecution has increased in a number of countries on the southern edge of the Sahara desert which have formed a bit of a “fault line” where Christian and Muslim majority countries collide.

The worst persecution in the region came from the radical Islamic militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria. The groups distinct aim is to “eliminate Christianity and pave the way for the total Islamisation of the country.” In 2015, U.S. intelligence reports estimated that 200,000 Christians were at risk of being killed by Boko Haram.

In Maiduguri, a city in north-east Nigeria, research from the Catholic Church reported that the massacres by the Islamists had “created 5,000 widows and 15,000 orphans and resulted in attacks on 200 churches and chapels, 35 presbyteries and parish centres.”

In communist China, the Christian church is also increasingly under attack.
When it comes to China’s own citizens, its communist ideology and nationalistic outlook leads it to suppress the Christian church in a number of ways. The Communist party in China has historically attempted to limit freedoms throughout Chinese society so as to maintain a strong grip on the country and to ensure it stays in power. In recent years President Xi has sought to control the church. As part of this, the Chinese state has provided ‘active guidance’ for Chinese churches to adapt to China’s socialist society and legislation came into force in February 2018 which gave the state far-reaching powers to monitor and control religious organisations.
-Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians – Interim Report
Persecution in China against Christians often takes place in subtle ways, with church leaders beings arrested on trumped up charges of tax fraud or embezzlement as a way to shut down their ministry.


https://www.thepostmillennial.com/gl...ocidal-levels/
 
Walter
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Nothing to see here, move along.
 
Hoid
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Finally some good news
 
Hoid
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Sorry, I meant Good News.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Sorry, I meant Good News.

Typical the Liberals attack Christianity and cuddle Islam and their Terrorist Idealisms.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Typical the Liberals attack Christianity and cuddle Islam and their Terrorist Idealisms.

Progs love violence.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Sorry, I meant Good News.

Really? Like when Dylan Roof shot up Emmanual Baptist church? Or the three Black Baptist churches that Holden Matthews burned down. Man you screamed like a little bitch about those events, even threw in a few "white nattys" over it. You even stated that one good thing that came from the Notre Dame fire was an increase in donations to the churches in Louisiana. And yet here you are cheering the persecution of non-White christians.

You are such a hypocritical f*cking douchebag no one can take a thing you say seriously. Too bad you don't change your underwear with the same frequency you switch your principles.
 
Hoid
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angry internet guy throwing down!

 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Global persecution of Christians reaches “near-genocidal levels”

A new report on Christian persecution ordered by the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Jeremy Hunt, finds that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world.
The review, led by the Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Philip Mounstephen, found that one in three people suffer from religious persecution globally, with 80% of the persecuted being followers of Jesus Christ.
Hunt felt that given the research consistently showed that Christians are the most persecuted religious group, such a study was warranted to further investigate the nature and scope of the persecution. Hunt also added that “political correctness” played a role in not confronting the issue sooner.
The report, which is not yet finalized, defines persecution as “discriminatory treatment where that treatment is accompanied by actual or perceived threats of violence or other forced coercion.”
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the report found that severity of Christian persecution came close to meeting the UN definition of a genocide.
The primary effect of this acute persecution has been a mass exodus of Christians from these countries. In Syria, the Christian population has gone from 1.7 million in 2011 to 450,000 in 2019. In Iraq, the number of Christians has declined dramatically from 1.5 million in 2003 to below 120,000 today.

Given the scale of persecution of Christians today, indications that it is getting worse and that its impact involves the decimation of some of the faith group’s oldest and most enduring communities, the need for governments to give increasing priority and specific targeted support to this faith community is not only necessary but increasingly urgent.
-Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians – Interim Report
Truro’s review isn’t the only group to reach these dire conclusions. In 2016, Pew Research found that Christians were targeted in 144 countries, up 19 from 125 in 2015.
Christian persecution NGO Open Doors reported earlier this year that
“approximately 245 million Christians living in the top 50 countries suffer high levels of persecution or worse,” up 30 million from last year. The NGO stated that the number of countries classified as having “extreme” levels of persecution has risen from one (North Korea) to 11.
In the MENA, the Christian population has substantially declined over the past century, from 20% to less than 4% today. The report cites political failures, an increase in religious conservatism (primarily Muslim), and a rise in radical Islamic militants.
In South Asia, the report finds that persecution against Christians has grown in large part to the growth of militant nationalism in the region. Political parties in Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka are embracing militant religious causes to increase their populist electoral base.
In 2017, Sri Lanka (majority Buddhist) experienced a rise in attacks against Christians and Muslims, with 97 attack documented throughout the year. In India, persecution has risen sharply since the right wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014. Attacks more than doubled from 358 in 2016 to 736 in 2017.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, despite the region being overwhelmingly Christian, persecution has increased in a number of countries on the southern edge of the Sahara desert which have formed a bit of a “fault line” where Christian and Muslim majority countries collide.
The worst persecution in the region came from the radical Islamic militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria. The groups distinct aim is to “eliminate Christianity and pave the way for the total Islamisation of the country.” In 2015, U.S. intelligence reports estimated that 200,000 Christians were at risk of being killed by Boko Haram.
In Maiduguri, a city in north-east Nigeria, research from the Catholic Church reported that the massacres by the Islamists had “created 5,000 widows and 15,000 orphans and resulted in attacks on 200 churches and chapels, 35 presbyteries and parish centres.”
In communist China, the Christian church is also increasingly under attack.
When it comes to China’s own citizens, its communist ideology and nationalistic outlook leads it to suppress the Christian church in a number of ways. The Communist party in China has historically attempted to limit freedoms throughout Chinese society so as to maintain a strong grip on the country and to ensure it stays in power. In recent years President Xi has sought to control the church. As part of this, the Chinese state has provided ‘active guidance’ for Chinese churches to adapt to China’s socialist society and legislation came into force in February 2018 which gave the state far-reaching powers to monitor and control religious organisations.
-Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians – Interim Report
Persecution in China against Christians often takes place in subtle ways, with church leaders beings arrested on trumped up charges of tax fraud or embezzlement as a way to shut down their ministry.
https://www.thepostmillennial.com/gl...ocidal-levels/

Karma.
 
Hoid
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There are tens of thousands of Christians slaughtered in America every year.

By other Christians.
 
Serryah
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So if I say no one should be persecuted for their beliefs, is that a good statement to make?
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

angry internet guy throwing down!

Pretty standard reaction from an ALT-left loser who once again got called on his idiotic hypocrisy.

This is you: "Wahhhh Whitey burned some Black Baptist churches down and shot one up Wahhhh.... What's that? Christian persecution in non-White countries is on the rise? That's Good news!"

Or even more amusing, your continued objection to oil and pipelines while you piss and moan about the price of gas.

Do you ever listen to yourself or do you just post the first thought you pull out of your ass.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

There are tens of thousands of Christians slaughtered in America every year.
By other Christians.

10's of thousands eh? Maybe you should toss in a citation or something. Or is that just another of your assfacts?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

So if I say no one should be persecuted for their beliefs, is that a good statement to make?

Problem is not enough folks will adhere to that kind of rational thinking.
 
Cliffy
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2000 years of slaughtering millions of people all around the globe, (persecuting, hanging, burning at the stake) and you wonder why some people are pissed at Christians. Karma is a bitch. We won't get into the new laws about abortion being prosecutable as murder. Some pro-life there.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

2000 years of slaughtering millions of people all around the globe, (persecuting, hanging, burning at the stake) and you wonder why some people are pissed at Christians. Karma is a bitch. We won't get into the new laws about abortion being prosecutable as murder. Some pro-life there.

Explain to me which teachings of Christ calls for hanging , or burning at the stake . For that matter where did Christ teach the spreading of faith by conquest ?
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

angry internet guy throwing down!








POOR PATHETIC Hemer-HOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He simply cannot explain WHY a CRAZED white guy shooting Muslims -to the shock and horror of the white community....................



is an atrocity and national DISGRACE...................................


in the eyes of HYPOCRITE LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!


While the spectacle of Radical Muslims - enjoying WIDE SPREAD SUPPORT from Muslim communities around the world..............


are seen attacking UNARMED CHRISTIANS in places like Paris......................................


and LIE-berals think the Muslim atrocities carry some sort of INSANE LIE-beral "moral equivalency"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And the Yankees "probably deserved it anyway"??????????????????????????????????????????? ?


And LIE-berals THINK they can win an election with such ANTI WHITE arguments?????????????????????????????


Just HOW MANY ILLEGALS HAVE LIE-berals really let into Canada???????????????????????????????????
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Explain to me which teachings of Christ calls for hanging , or burning at the stake . For that matter where did Christ teach the spreading of faith by conquest ?

Christian wants to know what his faith says. Because he has no idea.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Christian wants to know what his faith says. Because he has no idea.

Explain it to me . Show me where Christ encouraged burning at the stake ? You can do it .
 
Hoid
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Christ? There's a whole bible out there from before christ was even a gleam in his old man's eye.
 
Serryah
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Christ? There's a whole bible out there from before christ was even a gleam in his old man's eye.


Exactly.


Which is the problem I notice with a lot of Christians.


They say they're Christians, claim they follow Christ, and Christ supposedly brought the NT which was supposed to 'do away' with the old.


But yet they cling to the old like it's still supposed to be valid, to the point they use stuff from it to validate their BS.


Which makes me wonder which is it, because it's not supposed to be both.


And then there's the different versions...
 
Kreskin
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I will pray for everyone, although one would think God should've stepped in by now without my assistance.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Explain it to me . Show me where Christ encouraged burning at the stake ? You can do it .

Jesus never advocated any of this crap. It is his supposed followers who committed all those atrocities. Not very Christ like at all, is it.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Christ? There's a whole bible out there from before christ was even a gleam in his old man's eye.

Show me where Christ called for burning at the stake ?
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Exactly.


Which is the problem I notice with a lot of Christians.


They say they're Christians, claim they follow Christ, and Christ supposedly brought the NT which was supposed to 'do away' with the old.


But yet they cling to the old like it's still supposed to be valid, to the point they use stuff from it to validate their BS.


Which makes me wonder which is it, because it's not supposed to be both.


And then there's the different versions...

Show me where Christ called for stoning adulterers ?
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Jesus never advocated any of this crap. It is his supposed followers who committed all those atrocities. Not very Christ like at all, is it.

Where does it say mankind is perfect ?
 
Gilgamesh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

2000 years of slaughtering millions of people all around the globe, (persecuting, hanging, burning at the stake) and you wonder why some people are pissed at Christians. Karma is a bitch. We won't get into the new laws about abortion being prosecutable as murder. Some pro-life there.

Very very True.

For the Christians being slaughtered, it is a tragedy but as others have pointed out, the moment (312 A.D) the Roman Emperor made Christianity the (mandatory) State Religion, the Churches have slaughtered their way around the world, plus of course the mental terror inflicted on people with the obscene Christian invention of Hell. Even in Darfur recently, Catholic priests & nuns aided in slaughtering unbelievers including men, women, & children, who were forced into buildings which were then torched.

Jesus supposedly stated clearly that it was His way or else; Later on the Vatican invented Heaven & HELL,

BTW the rabbi named Jeshuva Ben Joseph was, by our standards, an orthodox Jew and Jews have never believed in any afterlife even remotely resembling the Christian obscenity. Obviously added by some psychopaths in the early Vatican.

My parents originally baptized me as an Anglican, but from my early teens I have been happy and proud to say, [I]"Thank God I am an atheist [I]

Christopher Hitchens was oh-so-right when he said, "Religion poisons Everything".
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Gilgamesh View Post

Very very True.

For the Christians being slaughtered, it is a tragedy but as others have pointed out, the moment (312 A.D) the Roman Emperor made Christianity the (mandatory) State Religion, the Churches have slaughtered their way around the world, plus of course the mental terror inflicted on people with the obscene Christian invention of Hell. Even in Darfur recently, Catholic priests & nuns aided in slaughtering unbelievers including men, women, & children, who were forced into buildings which were then torched.

Jesus supposedly stated clearly that it was His way or else; Later on the Vatican invented Heaven & HELL,

BTW the rabbi named Jeshuva Ben Joseph was, by our standards, an orthodox Jew and Jews have never believed in any afterlife even remotely resembling the Christian obscenity. Obviously added by some psychopaths in the early Vatican.

My parents originally baptized me as an Anglican, but from my early teens I have been happy and proud to say, [I]"Thank God I am an atheist [I]

Christopher Hitchens was oh-so-right when he said, "Religion poisons Everything".




LIE-beral MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!


TRYING TO BLAME ALL the ills of the world on CHRISTIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!


In order to HIDE Muslim stupidity and bigotry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The Pagan Roman Empire captured the Holy Land from a mixed bag of JEWS AND PAGAN TRIBES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NO MUSLIMS INVOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Later.............................Romans converted to Christianity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NO Muslims involved.......................................... ........


later Rome was sacked and burned by PAGAN Germanic Tribes.....................................


NO MUSLIMS INVOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Roman Empire splintered and the biggest chunk became the Christian Holy Roman Empire...................................


with control over the Holy Land including Jerusalem and Bethlehem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


No Muslims involved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Later.....................................Seljuk Turks emigrated south west from ancient tribal lands between the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.........


along the way they PICKED UP the Muslim Religion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And Turkish Muslim RAIDERS began attacking Holy Roman towns FOR LOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


Muslims THREW AWAY their Ten Commandments that instruct them NOT TO KILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Not to STEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NOT to covet their neighbours property!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!


Eventually Muslim armies captured Jerusalem and Bethlehem around the year 900!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Two hundred years later...........................................


as Moorish Muslims were INVADING SPAIN.....................................


Christians decided action should be taken against Muslims..................................


and the First Crusade TOOK BACK Jerusalem and Bethlehem from the Muslim INVADERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Muslims were SO OUTRAGED that anybody would DARE stand against them ..........................................


that they attacked and destroyed the Holy Roman Empire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


AND THEN Muslims from what is now modern day Turkey........................................


launched hugely damaging raids into Eastern Europe..............................


until finally the Christian Kings got organized and drove the Muslims back to the desert lands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And Muslim HYPOCRITES have been whining about Crusader BULLIES EVER SINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


THE BIGGEST BEEF Muslims have with Christians is that we FOUGHT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Gilgamesh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Exactly.


Which is the problem I notice with a lot of Christians.


They say they're Christians, claim they follow Christ, and Christ supposedly brought the NT which was supposed to 'do away' with the old.


But yet they cling to the old like it's still supposed to be valid, to the point they use stuff from it to validate their BS.


Which makes me wonder which is it, because it's not supposed to be both.


And then there's the different versions...

"They say they're Christians, claim they follow Christ, and Christ supposedly brought the NT which was supposed to 'do away' with the old."

Wrong. Jesus said he came not to change the OT at all. The NT has SFA to do with the teachings of jesus.

The oldest gospel was written 90+ years after his death while most others seem to have been written 400 years after.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

2000 years of slaughtering millions of people all around the globe, (persecuting, hanging, burning at the stake) and you wonder why some people are pissed at Christians. Karma is a bitch. We won't get into the new laws about abortion being prosecutable as murder. Some pro-life there.

Think about that next time you pick up a box of Jesus' love down at the food bank.