The Religious “right” has had a monopoly on the political process for too many years. Now people who actually pay attention to religion and understand the teachings are starting to get involved.
Recently over 5000 religious leaders sent a letter to congress with a simple message: Do not cut services to the poor!
The letter printed here, reminds Congress that the “moral measure of the debate is how the most poor and vulnerable fare.”
“As I look out our country, what concerns me more … is a radically individualistic attitude that says ‘I got mine, it’s completely up to you to get yours,” said the Rev. Rich Nathan, a signee and pastor of the 9,000-member Vineyard Church of Columbus, Ohio. “That’s not the ethic of Jesus.”
“I woke up this morning and thought if God indeed does judge the nation, I believe that will be not on the basis of how well we protect the wealth of the top 1 percent, but how much we heed to Christ’s command to care for the ‘least of these’” said the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Co.