Today's Infuriating Story:
Right-wing Christian: Liberals are the real theocrats because they want to help the poor
What The Fuck?
“What is that saying?” Perkins said. “Is that saying then that the government has a responsibility to care for the poor? That’s not what the Scripture says.”
He said The Bible makes clear that individual Christians were expected to care for the needy, but not the government.
“As Christians, we’re responsible for the policies of this government because it’s us,” Perkins said.
Another Family Research Council official said last month that there was “nothing more Christian” than cutting millions of food stamp recipients off of public assistance.
Perkins said Jesus never asked the Roman government occupying Israel during his lifetime to help care for the poor using tax money, which he’d instructed his followers to willingly give up.
“He never said to Rome, to the Romans, ‘Hey, you guys need to make sure that you’re taking out of one person’s pocket to put into another,’” Perkins said.
-Yes, of course, Jesus totally approved of the Romans and the way they treated the poor. Tacit approval. Of course it was. Of course he did. Why, if he had had a chance to change it, to somehow make the Roman government more loving to the poor, perhaps even eliminating starvation in the whole area, he would have totally passed on it. Not his job. Doesn't relate. Very different. Apples and oranges.
They will go to any lengths to deny what they have allowed themselves to become, which is nothing less than their own worst fear. They, more than anyone else, are the "Anti-Christ."
Here's my list of the Modern Right-Wing Christian Sacraments...
-Deception (including self-deception)
-Love of Money (Mammon)
-Detachment from Reality
-Contempt for the less fortunate
I bet we can think of a few more, too.