Friday, January 13, 2012

Christian Hypocrisy From the Religious Right

by Leslie Marshall on

W.W.J.D.? How about what would Jesus say? What would he say about the way we treat the poor, the homeless, the hungry, the sick, the elderly?

I haven't gone and gotten all religious on you, I promise. I was listening recently to an interview on the radio with a man from the Council of Churches on poverty. He reminded me how those on the religious right use the Bible and specifically the words of Jesus to defend their desire to overturn Roe v. Wade and fight against abortion, or to define marriage between and man and a woman to prevent gay people from marrying.

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But what about the issue of those who are suffering? Those who are in need? Where are the religious right on that? Why isn't it a value or moral to help a sick child, an elderly person or someone who is hungry?

The Bible contains over 300 verses dedicated to the poor and social injustice. In all of those verses it is clear God is concerned for both; so why aren't those who claim to follow him?

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Christian Hypocrisy From the Religious Right

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