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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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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What an ignoramus.....and they call him “Reverend?” Unless of course, Government is his religion...then it makes perfect sense.


51 posted on 11/01/2011 7:37:35 PM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: Winstons Julia

52 posted on 11/01/2011 7:39:23 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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Hey Al, you sanctimonious, lying, criminal yutz! Your incredibly stupid rant, that "Call yourself a Christian? Then you can't oppose whatever welfare programs the Democrats come up with, " is like saying that a doctor can't be a healer if he doesn't prescribe a drug addict all the Oxycontin that addict wants, since without the dose that will kill him, he'll feel bad without the drug.

Mark

53 posted on 11/01/2011 7:39:44 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not this Marxist calling himself a Christian again!

Christianity teaches . . .

"For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat." (2 Thessalonians 3:10)

Christianity teaches . . .

"But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." (1 Timothy 5:8)

In NO passage of Scripture does our Lord make the burden of taking care of families a public tax burden.

54 posted on 11/01/2011 7:42:09 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Holy mackerel, Al! Give generations fish or teach them how to fish? Go fish.


55 posted on 11/01/2011 7:45:16 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Chode
"The poor will ALWAYS be with us." unfortunately the LAZY will too.

And so will CON MEN.

56 posted on 11/01/2011 7:47:47 PM PDT by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Speaking as a christian woman, OH YES I CAN REJECT IT BIG TIME. So there.


57 posted on 11/01/2011 7:49:32 PM PDT by rep-always
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To: reg45
absolutely...
58 posted on 11/01/2011 7:51:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Winstons Julia
This is akin to the Jesus was a communist

I've already heard from leftists that Jesus was also an "illegal alien" in that His parents fled with Him to Egypt, when He was a baby, to escape the wrath of pharaoh.

59 posted on 11/01/2011 8:07:17 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: Rocky
Few things have been more responsible for the breakup of the black family than the welfare system.

Too sadly true.

60 posted on 11/01/2011 8:09:57 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Paying Middlemen like “Shop’ton” and bureaucrats is what makes welfare so inefficient; 10 cents on the dollar.


61 posted on 11/01/2011 8:12:55 PM PDT by alrea
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
2 words for this "race pimp" Twana Brawley!

Al Sharpton setting race relations back 2 years, every time he opens his mouth.

Welcome to 1650

62 posted on 11/01/2011 8:14:41 PM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Al, Christians don’t vote against welfare.
They vote against sloth and theft by fraud.

“If they do not work, then neither shall they eat.”


63 posted on 11/01/2011 8:25:11 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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64 posted on 11/01/2011 8:34:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yet there is the principle stated by Paul in II Thessalonians, chapter 3, verse 10): “If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.”


65 posted on 11/01/2011 8:42:53 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Liberal Bob

Amen!!


66 posted on 11/01/2011 8:46:14 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As if Rev. Crackerjack would know the slightest thing about Christianity or any religion.


67 posted on 11/01/2011 8:57:57 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Rev Al G-d did say that those who will not work shall not eat....so yes I can claim to be Christian and be against handouts. How do you claim to be Christian and support killing babies?


68 posted on 11/01/2011 9:28:20 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Sharpton: Republicans Can't 'Use Christianity' Then Vote Against Welfare

Really? what's the penalty for violating that retarded opinion?

Banishment to Democrap hell?

The penalty can't be any worse than the hand slap Charlie Rabghell got for actual felonies.

Agreed?

69 posted on 11/01/2011 10:03:52 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
As Vice President, Al Gore gave $400 to Charity. Governor Bill Clinton donated his “used” underwear to Charity. Current Vice President Joe Biden gave less than 1% of his Income to Charity. President Obama gave less than 7% of his Income to Charity.

Upon receiving his Deferred Compensation from his stint as CEO of Halliburton, Vice President Cheney gave half the money to Washington D.C. Charities helping underprivileged Black youth. The Cheney's consistently give over one third of their Income to Charity.

President Bush and his Wife consistently give over 25% of their Income to Charity.

Liberals, always generous with someone Else’s money.

70 posted on 11/01/2011 10:12:35 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: traditional1
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?

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He's a delusional nut-job.

This is all anyone needs to know about the good Reverend.

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71 posted on 11/01/2011 11:32:23 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Jesus Christ advocated helping the poor and did so himself. He never advocated that government help the poor by extorting wealth from others and re-directing it to the poor.

One is voluntary the other is an act of force. Not even Jesus believed in government run welfare.


72 posted on 11/02/2011 12:16:15 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be fooked.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dems can’t use Christianity and then vote pro-abortion.


73 posted on 11/04/2011 4:06:59 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: ru4liberty
"Dems can’t use Christianity and then vote pro-abortion."

Ding~! Ding~! Ding~! Ding~!

I think we have a winner folks!

74 posted on 11/04/2011 4:08:55 PM PDT by Mr. K (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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