Skip to comments.Christian groups unite to oppose federal budget cuts
Posted on 04/26/2011 6:29:39 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
A coalition of evangelical, Catholic, Methodist, mainline Protestant, African-American, and Latino Christian leaders will announce a new coalition on Wednesday to fight cuts to anti-poverty programs and congressional plans to make those cuts even deeper.
A joint statement released by the coalitionand signed by 32 leadersstates:
As Christian leaders, we are committed to fiscal responsibility and shared sacrifice. We are also committed to resist budget cuts that undermine the lives, dignity, and rights of poor and vulnerable people. Therefore, we join with others to form a Circle of Protection around programs that meet the essential needs of hungry and poor people at home and abroad.
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I don’t care what these people call themselves, they are not Christians.
Who Would Jesus Pickpocket?
Even worse, these people are supposed to know better.
The usual suspects. Christianity asks that we should help our neighbors and be charitable. That’s a long step from having thee government do the job instead, sucking up most of the money to pay itself and its pals.
A lot of churches, religious hospitals, and charities are already suffering, because their traditional donors no longer have the money to give to them.
I have to cut back on my pro-life contributions, much as I hate to do so. But Obama takes my tax money and uses it to support abortion and fetal stem cell research.
And, of course, to wreck the economy and throw people out of jobs, so they can no longer afford to donate to worthy causes.
Socialism is not biblical. It is theft.
The Bible strongly endorses charity and fair business practices.
I bet they are pseudo-churches.....i.e. SOCIALISTS.
32 leaders. 32. As opposed of the millions of the rest of us.
These people are left-wing front groups. Leftists are masters at this. Create a cute-sounding organization or a “coalition,” adopt a conservative template but oppose the policies so it seems that “conservatives” also oppose the very measures introduced by conservatives.
Why am I not surprised the Soros connected Jim Wallis shows up on this list?
The Cathilics aboard have forgotten the principle of subsidarity, which is the heart of Catholic social doctrine: never depend on the state for what should be provided by famililym neighbors and church.
The very definition of Useful Idiots.
Churches are protected from having to pay taxes. When churches start paying taxes, then they can complain about how my tax money is spent.
That’s a good point; shouldn’t this activity threaten to revoke their tax-exempt status? And I wonder where they stand on federal funds going to religious schools.
Generosity and charity need to be left to the individual or the local church congregation, not the govt. If they can’t pay their bills, they need to quit.
Wow, all 32 of them! Color me not impressed.
If they want to get some skin in the game, I think it’s time for “the religious” to start paying their “fair share”. Welcome to the tax club boys! Time to bust out the checkbook like the rest of us. Deadbeats!
Looks like the seminaries should make economics and political science required courses.