Will the churches help the car dwellers? I think there is a divesity of thinking in the Christian community, just as there is diversity in every other social organization.
But when it comes down to actually helping people improve their standard of life and helping them over the wall of social stigma, I don’t believe that I could find a church that would be willing to go that far to reach out and help a person achieve a better life.
We live in a society of greed and selfishness, this “I got mine” society that thrives upon competition and cheating is allowed here. There are many restrictions being put upon churches and those wanting to help others by insurance companies, local government regulations and even those on a board of elders.
What is sad about this is that those who claim to follow the Bible are not even following the great commission. Many excuses are given why the church can not help the less fortunate.
My own church sends funds all over the world to help missionaries, most who are living better than I am, yet they would not consider helping me get someplace to live instead of the local park bench.
I believe that true charity begins at home. I think the church needs to examine itself and make corrections to what they are doing wrong.