WASHINGTON, Aug, 18, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney to remind President Obama to remember the poor and needy while he is on his $50,000 a week vacation.The name of the event is called "The Matthew 25 Project" and is based on Christ's words in Matthew 25:40 where he says, "Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me." The demonstration will be on Thursday, August 25, at 1:00 P.M. on Pennsylvania Ave. NW in front of the White House. Rev. Mahoney calls it a "disgrace" for President Obama to take such a lavish vacation while so many people are hurting and struggling. He plans to bring sleeping bags, old newspapers, blankets and garbage cans as part of his prophetic witness for the poor. Mahoney has an over 30 year history of standing for the poor and has slept in a garbage dumpster to establish shelters for the homeless, established food pantries and soup kitchens around the country, help found medical clinics for the poor and needy and started a community outreach which now houses a church for the homeless in Fredericksburg, Va. Rev. Mahoney, Director of the Washington, D.C. based Christian Defense Coalition, states,
- "Christ teaches us in the gospels to reach out to the most broken, poor and needy within our communities. In fact, in Matthew 25, he tells us when we have reached out with compassion and mercy to the least in our society we have done it unto Christ himself.
"Mr. President we don't begrudge you time way with your family. However, in these very difficult times it is important that you send a clear message that you care and have compassion for the poor." For more information or interviews call:
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at: 540.538.4741 202.547.1735