Don't worry I'm not requesting or asking for anything. Just something that has happened at my church recently. On Wednesday and Friday nights we have been visited by 3 men, with a very similar story. They all claim to have a dissability of some sort and that they need money. At first we understood and gave them a dollar or two. But now, we don't really think they are being straight with us. One walks in with a sign saying that he is deaf and needs money. The other says that he is homeless and currently living in a shelter with his two kids. I forget the story of the 3rd man's story. Nonetheless they walk in randomly and ask for money, sometimes in mid sermon. Anyways the second man, aka "Homeless Dad" is very rude. If you give him a dollar he looks in your wallet and says, "Why don't you give me that 20?" He also goes into an angry rant calling the church and its members hypocrites, saying that its our job to help the needy. Well that is true, however this man is very well dressed. Brand name sneakers, jeans, sweaters, etc. And by all means we are helping him, he just wants more. The head Deacon says that "Homeless Dad" once showed up drunk to our church asking for money. I wasn't there that day so I don't know how true the statement is.
So my question is, What should our church do about these men? Should we continue giving them our money? Or should we stop cold turkey? I would suggest giving them food, but not sure if the church would approve that, or if the men would accept it instead of cash.
Anyways tell me what you think.