that’s a nice suit you got on there, Tony

Leading Christian conservatives lay it all on the table right before the Holidays – rights of the born, help for the poor, not as important as the “right tax policy.”

Don’t take my word for it.

“A Religious Protest Largely From the Left
Conservative Christians Say Fighting Cuts in Poverty Programs Is Not a Priority

By Jonathan Weisman and Alan Cooperman
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, December 14, 2005; Page A08”

“Around 300 religious activists have vowed to kneel in prayer this morning at the Cannon House Office Building and remain there until they are arrested. Wallis said that as they are led off, they will chant a phrase from Isaiah: “Woe to you legislators of infamous laws . . . who refuse justice to the unfortunate, who cheat the poor among my people of their rights, who make widows their prey and rob the orphan.”

To GOP leaders and their supporters in the Christian community, it is not that simple. Acting House Majority Leader Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said yesterday that the activists’ position is not “intellectually right.”

later Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, chimes in stating, “There is a [biblical] mandate to take care of the poor. There is no dispute of that fact,” he said. “But it does not say government should do it. That’s a shifting of responsibility.”

Hey, Merry Christmas.

  1. Mark said:

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but thank god for the right-wingers…

    …just a little more from the article…

    “And Janice Crouse, a senior fellow at the Christian group Concerned Women for America, said religious conservatives “know that the government is not really capable of love.”

    “You look to the government for justice, and you look to the church and individuals for mercy. I think Hurricane Katrina is a good example of that. FEMA just failed, and the church and the Salvation Army and corporations stepped in and met the need,” she said.”

    Hmm, what about the Red Cross? Where’s the credit due the largest organization responding to Katrina (just too bad that they are not a church, a corporation, or the Salvation Army)? Oh, and who was running FEMA? The same people who know about love?

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