Monday, May 9, 2011

Evangelicals Join 'Religious Left' to Defend Poor Against Budget Cuts

(Christian Post) In a move that may be surprising to some, evangelicals have formed a coalition with progressive Christians as well as Catholics to oppose federal budget cuts that would hurt the poor.

While a “moral budget” is the expected agenda of the “religious left,” the National Association of Evangelicals is lending their voice to calls for budgetary protection of domestic and international assistance programs that help the needy.

Alongside the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners, David Beckmann of Bread for the World and the Rev. Peg Chemberlin of the National Council of Churches USA, NAE President Leith Anderson is among the signatories to the “Circle of Protection.”

The Circle of Protection’s mission is a continuation of the “What Would Jesus Cut?” campaign launched by social justice group Sojourners and Evangelicals for Social Action’s “Call for Intergenerational Justice.” All three proposals emphasize the biblical importance of helping the poor. They also all recommend that Congress explore other financial options rather make cuts to programs that offer health, educational and food aid to the poor.

Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, denounced supporters of such proposals as liberals who would rather protect the growth of their favorite federal programs than tackle the national deficit. (Read more)

Brannon Howse discussion with Jan Markell, which is a temporary link.To summarize what was said, Brannon explains that this is a social justice program, which is communist, and nothing less than socialism. The social programs have contributed to the bankruptcy of America. The poor of this country is not poor, when you compare them to the rest of the world.

The Circle of Protection signers 

Another Circle of Protection

Coincidentally, there is a Circle of Protection in the Wiccan Religion. It is an ancient magic circle, designed in the form of an amulet, for protection against harm. Cleansing ceremonies are performed within the circle as a protection from evil forces. I guess they wouldn't have to wear that thing if they didn't dabble in the occult.

Could it be that the founders of the Christian Circle of Protection knew what they were doing when they selected the name of their plan?

Not an endorsement of Brannon Howse or Jan Markell