30 Jul '11, 1am

Family Research Council Attacks Progressive Christians | Care2 Causes

Family Research Council Attacks Progressive Christians | Care2 Causes

Progressive religious leaders have been increasingly outspoken about their opposition to a budget deal that would hurt people who rely on social service programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Some were even arrested in the Capitol Rotunda yesterday. But now the religious right is fighting back , claiming that for Christians, charity is not the government’s responsibility. The Family Research Council (an organization which has been labeled a hate group ) launched ads in Kentucky and Ohio to compete the Circle of Protection, a Christian coalition. The Circle of Protection has been running radio spots on Christian and country stations in Kentucky, Ohio and Nevada, reminding listeners that their politicians are neglecting their fundamental obligation to the poor. The FRC, predictably, has another spin: “Jesus didn’t instruct the government of his day to take the rich young ruler...

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