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04 August 2011 @ 02:09 pm
Golden Rule anyone?  
"If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we have to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition, and then admit that we just don't want to do it." - Stephen Colbert

Sadly, I read an article a few weeks ago where some fundies gave a whole long justification with Bible quotes about why the government shouldn't be involved. They are quick to say that such charity should be private but how much do any of them really do? And what strings do they place on their help?
 
 
 
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on August 4th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
:headdesk:

you know i don't believe in coincidence, but i do believe in synchronicity.

i can't remember why, but just the other day, i was thinking about the very short time i was a part of for a very brief period in 2000/2001. we had done a clothing and supply drive for a local women's shelter. one of our members insisted that we tell the shelter exactly where the donation came from. the rest of us were against that. in fact, there were two or three of us (including me) who'd lived in shelters before. i blatantly told this woman, "trust me, when you live in a shelter, you don't care where the TP comes from. you're just grateful that you have it." she looked at me like i'd grown a second head. :eye roll:
Angie: A Big Ole Cup of Whateverxtremeroswellia on August 5th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
The strings they place around here...are forcing you to join their church in order to stay at their homeless shelters. Ugh. So even if it's say a Jewish or Muslim person in need of a place to stay, they are forced to go to the affiliated church's Bible study and/or worship services. If they don't go, they are asked to leave.

How Christian.
W. Lotus: Peacefulwlotus on August 5th, 2011 03:08 pm (UTC)
And don't even get me started on how they'd treat an LGBT person who needed help! *shudders*
Angie: animals: baby sea turtlextremeroswellia on August 5th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
No kidding. I don't want to think about it. Sigh.