Monday, December 19, 2005

Whatsoever you do for the least of these...

Apparently the cuts in domestic anti-poverty programs are being protested by liberal mainstream churches but entirely ignored by the fundamentalist sects.
Why in recent years have conservative Christians asserted their influence on efforts to relieve Third World debt, AIDS in Africa, strife in Sudan and international sex trafficking -- but remained on the sidelines while liberal Christians protest domestic spending cuts?

Conservative Christian groups such as Focus on the Family say it is a matter of priorities, and their priorities are abortion, same-sex marriage and seating judges who will back their position against those practices.
Anybody notice a theme these days? These guys are obsessed with regulating sex -- who may have it, what the consequences are, who gets a say in your choices along the way -- but have completely lost track of the fundamental things that Jesus himself focused on, like feeding the poor and forgiving the human. Meanwhile these guys bargain with the legislators who want to cut both services to the poor and taxes on the wealthy. Priorities? yeah.

(via Rebecca's Pocket)

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