Conservative Christian groups such as Focus on the Family say it is a matter of priorities, and their priorities are abortion, same-sex marriage and seating judges who will back their position against those practices.
"It's not a question of the poor not being important or that meeting their needs is not important,"
These churches know that they key to their being the money making machines is to focus on DC based projects, and not on their hometown streets. A culture war (especially a false one) is highly profitable, and doesn't require much physical work or fiscal sacrifice. You get to wear your nice suites, attend lunches and fund raising dinners, meet with politicians, and spout dogma on TV.
So keep the culture war up, Attack those you claim are attacking Christmas, denounce gay unions, holler and shout, and let the poor starve and suffer, get sick and die.
I am sure that is what Jesus would do.
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