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Sharpton: Republicans Can't 'Use Christianity' Then Vote Against Welfare
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/01/2011 7:06:13 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Call yourself a Christian? Then you can't oppose whatever welfare programs the Democrats come up with. So in effect argued Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show this evening.

In the course of criticizing House Republicans for having passed a bill reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the national motto, Sharpton somehow equated Christianity with support for the liberal agenda. And although I'm the opposite of an expert on Christian theology, he also came up with a formulation on faith and works that might be surprising to some Protestants.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; christianity; republicans; resistwemuch; welfareprograms
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1 posted on 11/01/2011 7:06:19 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Sharpton: Republicans can’t “use Christianity,” then vote against welfare programs. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/01/2011 7:07:47 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
churches, synagogues and private groups used to distribute welfare until the government interfered.
3 posted on 11/01/2011 7:08:10 PM PDT by ken21
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I...would...just...like...to...say...that...this...sucker...don’t...know...nuthin’...about...God.


4 posted on 11/01/2011 7:09:10 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Hey Lefties, expiate your liberal racist guilt, but use your brain: Vote CAIN in 2012!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Jesus was NOT a Socialist, butt-tard. It was left up to the INDIVIDUAL and THE CHURCH for tithing. NOT for the government to TAKE from us to re-distribute as they see fit.


5 posted on 11/01/2011 7:09:58 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How much wealth has Albert consolidated unto himself during his term at the public trough?


6 posted on 11/01/2011 7:10:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

speaking of using a title ‘REVEREND” is a mis-nomer for Sharpton....


7 posted on 11/01/2011 7:10:49 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

2 Thessalonians 3:10 NAS
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order : if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.


8 posted on 11/01/2011 7:10:52 PM PDT by Liberal Bob (looneyleft.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Resist we much!


9 posted on 11/01/2011 7:10:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Or the Bible, apparently.


10 posted on 11/01/2011 7:11:11 PM PDT by doc1019 (If Romney is our choice, I refuse to vote.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Watch me!!


11 posted on 11/01/2011 7:11:48 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Avoid dangerous religious cults, practice safe sects.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Few things have been more responsible for the breakup of the black family than the welfare system.


12 posted on 11/01/2011 7:11:59 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Where’s the not this crap again guy?

This is akin to the Jesus was a communist BS.


13 posted on 11/01/2011 7:12:29 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Government theft is anti-Christian.....Christian teaching is all about subsidiarity—which means NO CENTRALIZED CONTROL—you idiot sharpton. Charity can NEVER be force.


14 posted on 11/01/2011 7:12:38 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10


15 posted on 11/01/2011 7:13:01 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And when someone says this ... I say, “if you insist that I vote for this then I demand that all my government officials and everyone hired to work for the welfare BE Christian...”


16 posted on 11/01/2011 7:13:22 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Liberal Bob

Great minds think alike!


17 posted on 11/01/2011 7:13:33 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Teach the minority’s welfare and you teach them their life. Thanks Al, you maggot.


18 posted on 11/01/2011 7:14:05 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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The "rev" doesn't know the difference between handout and hand-up.
19 posted on 11/01/2011 7:14:14 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What is it he said that Rush was kidding about all the time. Resist we much?


20 posted on 11/01/2011 7:14:42 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
. It was left up to the INDIVIDUAL and THE CHURCH for tithing. NOT for the government ... to redistribute...

The government IS their church! For the left, government is the religion.

21 posted on 11/01/2011 7:14:43 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Republicans Can’t ‘Use Christianity’ Then Vote Against Welfare”
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I should have tried that line with my banker, who was owner of the bank, as well as a devout and church building Christian.


22 posted on 11/01/2011 7:14:51 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Sharpton: Republicans Can't 'Use Christianity' Then Vote Against Welfare

If sharpie were a Christian, he'd realize that the state robs man of his free will to serve God by confiscating that which man would designate for good will towards his fellow man. Defying God and preventing his true servants from doing his will is an act of evil, not "welfare".

23 posted on 11/01/2011 7:15:11 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Yep!


24 posted on 11/01/2011 7:15:19 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: netmilsmom

Great minds read the word :)


25 posted on 11/01/2011 7:16:14 PM PDT by Liberal Bob (looneyleft.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I just love it when the left wants to “help” me along in my Christian duties by confiscatory tax and redistribution policies. I would gladly give 10% to the poor out of a benevolent heart, but I don’t like Caesar as the middle man — he is inefficient and quite corrupt, and is never satisfied with 10%. Caesar always demands more than the good Lord ever asked.


26 posted on 11/01/2011 7:17:02 PM PDT by Mudtiger
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We are commanded to help the poor.. but we are also commanded to be good stuards of the money God has blessed us with and we are also commanded to not cause another to stumble.

So the task for us is to determine who is in actual need to help, and how to give them the help they need without worsening their situation.

How is a heroin addict helped if we give him $20 bucks that he then uses to buy the hit that takes his life Mr Sharpton?


27 posted on 11/01/2011 7:17:45 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Dems have kept the Blacks at the government trough for the past 60 years. The GOP wants to get them off of the welfare rolls and into a productive job giving them self-respect. I’m not a Christian but I would say that the GOP way is the Christian thing to do.


28 posted on 11/01/2011 7:18:16 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It may well be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for Al Sharpton to get into heaven. I don’t know that for sure but I think the possibility should be considered.


29 posted on 11/01/2011 7:18:25 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

False prophets, teachers and those claiming to be the next Christ will always be among us until the return of our true savior.

Pay them no heed, lest you risk your eternal soul in favor of this world instead of the one God has set for His own.


30 posted on 11/01/2011 7:19:11 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: Liberal Bob

Amen


31 posted on 11/01/2011 7:19:20 PM PDT by frogjerk (Today is already the tomorrow which the bad economist yesterday urged us to ignore. - HAZLITT)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

what a jackass


32 posted on 11/01/2011 7:21:04 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: ken21

And Jesus did NOT tell the rich young ruler to give his money to Zaccheus so the Roman government could help the poor!

The Bible is where we get the idea of limited government. Parents are supposed to educate their children, the Church is to help the widows, orphans and handicapped, and the government is to bear the sword to punish criminals. Furthermore, those who won’t work are not supposed to eat, according to Paul.

A SECULAR government can do (or not do) anything it chooses. Even though our government was founded on Christian principles of limited government (29 of the 56 signers/authors of the Constitution had seminary degrees, yet we focus on the two least religious founders, Jefferson and Franklin) it has jumped the shark into controlling the education of our children, subsidizing abberant lifestyle choices, and letting crimes go unpunished.

Rev-rund Al is a useful idiot.


33 posted on 11/01/2011 7:21:48 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Liberal Bob

AMEN!


34 posted on 11/01/2011 7:21:53 PM PDT by doc1019 (If Romney is our choice, I refuse to vote.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The “Reverend” Al Sharpton needs to read John 21 and realize that Jesus was NOT talking to Pilate when he said “feed my sheep”. He was talking to Peter.

Support for the needy is the responsibility of the individual Christian. NOT government.


35 posted on 11/01/2011 7:21:54 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sharpton has lived off Welfare his whole life.

Other people’s Welfare, as they tossed the dollars over to him.

It doesn’t bother him one wit that people who he cheats out of their money are poor.


36 posted on 11/01/2011 7:22:05 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sharpton is an idiot. A race/poverty pimp Marxist idiot.


37 posted on 11/01/2011 7:22:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Al Sharpton has, for a seven figure sum, licensed his name to be used on a line of running shoes designed for ambulance chasing lawyers.
38 posted on 11/01/2011 7:25:59 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Would somebody please tell this sub-literate race-baiting criminal buffoon to STFU?


39 posted on 11/01/2011 7:27:24 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"you can't oppose whatever welfare programs the Democrats come up with"

FOUR generations of welfare in "families", who know NOT TO WORK, EVER, and just live off others and this a#$hole thinks that's great?


40 posted on 11/01/2011 7:27:54 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
listen stooopid... "The poor will ALWAYS be with us." unfortunately the LAZY will too.
41 posted on 11/01/2011 7:28:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Charity is the right thing to do, Al, and it is a personal choice, from one’s heart. Being grateful for receiving charity is also the right thing, as opposed to feeling entitled to take from others. Stealing is wrong, even if it is the government that is doing it.
42 posted on 11/01/2011 7:30:18 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Liberal Bob

***For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order : if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.***

And Jesus told a parable of a rich ruler who went into a far country but first gave his three servants money to take care of business while he was gone.

Upon his return the first two servants had doubled what the ruler had given them.

The third hid his money in the ground and returned it to the ruler. The servant gets chewed out and the ruler says the servant should have given the money to the exchange bankers so he could receive his money back WITH USERY.

Rather “socialistic” would you say?
Sarc/off


43 posted on 11/01/2011 7:30:25 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare!)
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To: Signalman
What's the ole saying? God helps those that help themselves?

But then again, most democRATS don't believe in God, so...

44 posted on 11/01/2011 7:30:34 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The scary thing is that ESPECIALLY in Latin/South America you see this merging of socialist doctrine with the Christian message.

In the US you see this as well in recent times and here you see it in the churches that cater to African-Americans.


45 posted on 11/01/2011 7:31:39 PM PDT by Red6
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Sharpie; the Bible says “Let no man eat who doesn’t work”....enuf said.


46 posted on 11/01/2011 7:31:51 PM PDT by Engedi (Hec)
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To: Jim Robinson

Government redistribution steals from productive citizens, bribes institutions, and maintains its welfare dependents in a constant state of poverty. There is nothing Christian about government welfare. It is the very opposite of Christianity. Government welfare is the evil spawn of Satan.


47 posted on 11/01/2011 7:33:18 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Government must be taken back from the thieves who have stolen it.)
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To: Red6
There is irony in all of this too- since the socialist message is generally secular and their sales pitch goes against everything that is fundamentally Christian.
48 posted on 11/01/2011 7:34:11 PM PDT by Red6
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Says who?


49 posted on 11/01/2011 7:35:42 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A bit fuzzy on my bible quotes...but isn’t there a line about vomiting out those that say Lord, Lord with their mouths..


50 posted on 11/01/2011 7:36:58 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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