Churches are mostly thought of as places where the oppressed — the down-on-their luck, the in-need-of-a-friend, the "least of my bretheren" — can come for a helping hand.
So when City Editor Eric Firpo spotted this item in the daily Police Log, it struck a chord:
• 8:24 a.m.: A caller from the Heartland Church, 1391 W. 11th St., reported a homeless man was asleep against the front glass window between a dental office and a nearby market. The caller said it was an ongoing problem.
We don't know the precise circumstances about this incident, but if the blotter entry is any indication, there wasn't any room to be found at the inn.