russel brand is so confusing in that he can behave problematically and appear to be a total clusterfuck of a human being but then he suddenly comes out of the woodwork with some great insight like this and idk it just keeps everyone on their toes
Another community, Florence, was struck with violence from the same riots. It is home for Florencia 13 and also Pancho’s Bakery. In the 1960s, gangs would graffiti the walls of the bakery. An agreement was made to stop the graffiti if the owner would let them paint a mural of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the side wall of the bakery. The graffiti stopped. During the 1992 riots, the buildings surrounding the bakery were looted and burned. Western Auto and the Korean Electric Store never recuperated, and the lots were cleared. Jorge Cedillo, an owner of Pancho’s Bakery, remembers, “If it hadn’t been for her [the Virgin], our business would not have survived the riots. I feel it in my heart and soul …” Cedillo also believes he himself is still alive from a tour of duty in Vietnam because of the Virgin. The mural is two stories high, and Cedillo delightfully expressed that “She shines so magnificently at night!” The bakery has also survived other disasters, including the San Fernando earthquake. Florencia 13 has contributed to the community with four other murals of the Virgin.
"Jesus was a radical, non-violent revolutionary who hung around with lepers, hookers and crooks; wasn’t American and never spoke English; was anti-wealth, anti-death penalty, anti-public prayer (M 6:5), but was never anti-gay; never mentioned abortion or birth control; never called the poor ‘lazy’; never justified torture; never fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest Nazarenes; never asked a leper for a co-pay; and was a long-haired, brown-skinned, homeless, community-organizing, anti-slut-shaming, Middle Eastern Jew."