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Christianity & Religious Social Justice

August 11, 2011

In anticipation for tonight’s GOP Debate, I feel compelled to defend Christianity. I cannot claim to be a spokesman for God [although GOP Candidates sure have], Jesus, or the Religious Left; but I am so tired of having my entire faith stripped down to gay marriage and abortion.

Social Justice would no doubt be number one priority on Jesus’ Political Platform. Here’s how that would break down in our current political dialogue:

  • End poverty: increase minimum wage, fund education and job training programs, end the income cap on social security tax [But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?” 1 John 3:17]
  • Establish universal health care [“for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’ Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’ Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ ” Matthew 25:42-44]
  • Fix our tax brackets to account for wealth concentration [“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:25]
  • Establish a foreign policy based political stability, economic opportunity, and mutual benefit [“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:7-9]

 

 

 

 

 

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