Despite its status as one of the country's largest urban areas, the plight of the homeless in Los Angeles is a vastly under-discussed and under-addressed issue.
It was heartening to see Josè Díez-Balart, newly in the MSNBC morning lineup from 10-11 a.m. EST, host advocate Dr. Sophia Momand to get to the heart of the matter.
Her religious credo as a Muslim included a highly unusual promise she made when she became a doctor -- a very personal and unique oath to give care to all in her path, and give harm to none by choice.
A little further research on Dr. Momand proved edifying. From Southern California Public Radio, a bit more on that particular oath she swore more than twenty years ago. When homelessnessness was an equally large and looming plight.
Momand says she became a doctor because she enjoys helping people, "but it’s also part of my faith. I happen to be a Muslim, and part of our religion is that you have to be active helping humanity. For me it’s pretty easy, so it’s not like I’m giving up a whole lot of time, but whatever little I can help has really made a difference in their lives."
So we have been hearing a deal from the popular Jesuit hippie Pope about caring for the poor, the homeless, the sick ... now Muslims are stepping up. Who is it that lags behind ... again?
Oh rihhght right right, the Religious Right.
The 'Turn Back Time' crowd.
They that listen to La Palin and worship at the feet of hate-mongorers extraordinaire Hannity and Limbaugh ... the station of Fvx Nation.
Apparently less free with their charity than other organized religious bodies of work.