Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content at the RNS Archives website.

“Jesus is not a vagrant, Jesus is not a helpless person who needs our help. We need someone who is capable of meeting our needs, not someone who is also needy.” — Cindy Castano Swannack of Davidson, N.C., who doesn’t like a sculpture outside an Episcopal church that depicts Jesus as a homeless person sleeping […]



    Is there really any question who this woman’s real god is? Note the hypocrisy in the biblical quotation at the bottom of the page… It’s a waste of time to try reason with people like this, they are blinded by their self-importance and love of money, and deep at heart sociopathic.

  2. I have known Cindy personally for many years. There are few people who give as much of themselves in true charity work than she does. She is not getting rich off her charity, and she works many long hours to help needy girls.

    The idea of making Jesus look like a drunk on a park bench is repugnant, but not as bad as some of the hate I have seen on this website over a person’s opinion taken out of context. Jesus came here as a man and eschewed most worldly possessions, but he came as the King of Kings, able to fulfill all of our needs.