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Faithful Clash Over Proposed Budget Cuts

As Religion & Ethics Newsweekly reported on PBS this week, proposed government budget cuts have prompted heated debate between religious groups morally opposed to cutting aid to the poor and limiting the rights of labor unions, and conservatives who consider America’s debt a moral concern. (And, of course, there’s also the small matter of public funding for Planned Parenthood, whose services include birth control and abortion.)

Some more faith-related links on federal and state budget news:


Hmm… what good timing for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Feb. 18 to 25)!


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posted February 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

The day of reckoning continues. First it was individuals going bankrupt, then companies, banks, and now states. What’s next to go down the tubes, and when will we all be able to finally start over?

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posted February 23, 2011 at 7:05 am

It’s nice to hear some of these Christians expressing thoughts you might hope to hear coming from a moral person. The Bishops helped plentty to bring this on by campaigning only on abortion and homosexuality, not on care for the poor. So I think whatever they say now is more hypocritical than substantive.

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Daisy mae

posted February 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Well, it does make you wonder, what issues would Jesus bring to the platform and what would He make of this?

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