Wednesday, December 14, 2005

What Does Your Church Find important?

We can learn a lot about the real values of a church by where they spend their resources. In today's Washington Post we again see where the hearts of the religious right really lie.

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.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a member of our Human Care board at my church, I can tell you that our mission is constantly being challenged by lack of funds. As city, state, and federal dollars dry up to help those trying to eek out a living, or trying to get back from homelessness, a larger burden is put on our limited funds.

While I have my differences with the Catholic Church, they at least have their priorities in the right place. Killing is killing, whether that is a fetus, an inmate on death row, or the man at the corner that we advert our eyes from at the traffic light who is begging for money.