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Pope Francis makes case for the morality of the "welfare state" and against Conservative Reaganism and Ryan's Randinism

Pope Francis makes case for the morality of the "welfare state" and against Conservative Reaganism and Ryan's Randinism | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
Andrew Brown: In explicitly prizing human beings over markets, Francis has confirmed he is a far cry from the Reaganist Pope John Paul II he just canonised
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...human beings have an intrinsic value in themselves, irrespective of their usefulness to other people, is one that unites Christianity and socialism...

 

Evangelii Gaudium, Francis wrote that: "Just as the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say 'Thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills … Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and mmarginalized  without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape. Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded."

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War and Poverty: How the Spending Budget Puts the Military Over People

War and Poverty: How the Spending Budget Puts the Military Over People | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
The question of US poverty should never be separated from the discussion of war and the military budget.
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The CONSERVATIVE war against Pope Francis

The CONSERVATIVE war against Pope Francis | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
The long read: His modesty and humility have made him a popular figure around the world. But inside the church, his reforms have infuriated conservatives and sparked a revolt
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Hidden in GOP tax bill: A plan to turn churches into dark-money spigots

Hidden in GOP tax bill: A plan to turn churches into dark-money spigots | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
Award-winning news and culture, features breaking news, in-depth reporting and criticism on politics, business, entertainment and technology.
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15 Bible Texts Reveal Why “God’s Own Party” Keeps Demeaning Women

15 Bible Texts Reveal Why “God’s Own Party” Keeps Demeaning Women | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
Why can’t GOP politicians trumpet their religious credentials without assaulting women?  Because fundamentalist religion of all stripes has degradation of women at its core. Progressive Christians believe that the Bible is a human document, a record of humanity’s multi-millennial struggle to understand what is good and what is God and how to live in moral…
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The Simple Reality: Conservatives Are Destroying Christianity

The Simple Reality: Conservatives Are Destroying Christianity | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
Conservatives like to champion themselves as the party for "Christian values."  If by "Christian values" they mean a bunch of people who base being a "Christian" on church attendance, how many copies of the Bible they own and how often they judge others.  That's essentially the extent of the "Christian values" I see from these people.
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The Christian Right Killed the Republican Party

The Christian Right Killed the Republican Party | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
When Ronald Reagan began courting the religious right in his bid to win the Presidency, I doubt he kne
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GOP Senate Candidate: God Wants Christians ‘To Rule Over Us’

GOP Senate Candidate: God Wants Christians ‘To Rule Over Us’ | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
Theocracy alert: Pennsylvania state Rep. Rick Saccone is running for the Senate because he believes God wants Christians ‘“to rule over” the U.S.
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Can The Government Force Health Insurers To Sell In Obamacare Exchanges? YES THERE ARE AT LEAST 3 OPTIONS

Can The Government Force Health Insurers To Sell In Obamacare Exchanges? YES THERE ARE AT LEAST 3 OPTIONS | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
If Democrats were in charge of Washington they would take steps to force health insurers to stay in Obamacare.
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The Bible’s racist monstrosities: How the “word of God” has been — and still is — used to oppress

The Bible’s racist monstrosities: How the “word of God” has been — and still is — used to oppress | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
Conservative Christians have always found something in the Bible to justify all kinds of hate and evil. A history
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Evil as Virtue: The Evangelical Moral Decline | Berean Fundamentals

Evil as Virtue: The Evangelical Moral Decline | Berean Fundamentals | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
It is difficult to overstate the damage done to modern American Evangelicalism by the public face of the evangelical sect of Christianity, because of the broad endorsements of Donald Trump from influential evangelicals. With their full embrace of the politics of expediency, the eschewing of fundamental evangelical principles, and inexplicably promoting, employing and encouraging evil means to achieve their goals, evangelical have completed their apostasy.
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How Trump Has Been Able to Win Over Evangelicals

How Trump Has Been Able to Win Over Evangelicals | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
The U.S. presidential candidate appeals to white evangelicals in part because he taps into common suspicions.
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Is Pope Francis the New Champion of Liberation Theology?

Is Pope Francis the New Champion of Liberation Theology? | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”
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Pope: It's better to be an atheist than a bad Christian

Pope: It's better to be an atheist than a bad Christian | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
Atheists cause less scandal then Christians who talk one way and act another, Pope Francis said.
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A Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Hard-Line U.S. Catholics

A Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Hard-Line U.S. Catholics | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
An officially vetted journal has sown rancor by depicting the U.S. church as overly political, captive to the right and out of step with the mainstream.
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Racism, fundamentalism, fear and propaganda: An insider explains why rural, white Christian America will never change

Racism, fundamentalism, fear and propaganda: An insider explains why rural, white Christian America will never change | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
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When Slavery Won’t Die: The Oppressive Biblical Mentality America Can't Shake

When Slavery Won’t Die: The Oppressive Biblical Mentality America Can't Shake | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
An interview with black theologian Kelly Brown Douglas on America's greatest sins.
“You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.” So said white supremacist Dylann Roof to black members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston as he systematically executed nine, leaving one woman and a five-year-old child to bear witness to the slaughter. 
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Reagan’s Christian revolt: How conservatives hijacked American religion

Reagan’s Christian revolt: How conservatives hijacked American religion | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, America's religious communities were politically moderate. Then along came the evangelicals
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Columns > How Christians And Conservatives Are Helping To Destroy America

What makes America America? What distinguishes this country from the nations of the world--or from world history, for that matter? Even casua
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10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity

10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
I've written about how millennials are leaving organized religion and its associated anti-LGBT animus in droves. As a result, the only religion
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Marco Rubio IS THE CAUSE WHY INSRUANCE COMPANIES ARE LEAVING THE OBAMACARE EXCHANGES

Marco Rubio IS THE CAUSE WHY INSRUANCE COMPANIES ARE LEAVING THE OBAMACARE EXCHANGES | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it

Now, part of the problem is that the the health care law didn’t say where it would get the money for any risk corridor payments. Remember those user fees from successful insurers? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, later decided they would use that money to make any payments owed to insurers that weren’t so successful. In 2013, CMS said insurers who said they needed money would get it, "regardless of the balance of payments and receipts" in the program. Rubio took this to mean that if there wasn’t enough money from user fees to cover the payments, the White House would ask Congress for money -- that is, tax revenue. CMS said in April 2014 it wouldn’t ask Congress for an appropriation, but instead would make up the difference in later years if the marketplace didn’t bring in enough user fees. Rubio went to work, urging then-Speaker of the House John Boehner in October 2014 to block potential tax money appropriations for risk corridor payments. That’s what Congress did. When lawmakers passed a spending bill in December 2014, it included special language called a "rider" that said the CMS’ parent agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, could not use any extra money in its budget to pay risk corridor expenses. That effectively locked CMS into its stated plan of using user fees. (The same rider was included in the 2015 spending bill.) Some legislators have credited Rubio with inspiring this language, although there have been questions about how much credit he can take. Rubio reintroduced his bill to repeal risk corridors. By October 2015, it became apparent the risk corridors program didn’t work so well in the first year. CMS announced the program took in $362 million in user fees for 2014, while less successful insurers asked for a total of $2.87 billion, leaving a $2.5 billion shortfall CMS can’t pay. CMS said it would pay out 12.6 percent of claims from 2014, then wait to see next year’s results. Some insurers left the marketplaces or even collapsed altogether, leading Rubio to crow his actions have been "a big part of ending Obamacare for good." (We likely won't know what the program took in for 2015 until fall 2016, and 2016’s totals until 2017.)

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Fake Christianity.

Fake Christianity. | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
I have a problem.  I'm ashamed to admit I'm a Christian.    That's because these days, open-minded, compassionate, tolerant people with a conscience give you side-eye if you tell them you're a Christian.   They assume you embrace the far right values that many (if not most) churches today are teaching -- values that embrace…
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Uncategorized – Page 5 – The Problem with Christians

Uncategorized – Page 5 – The Problem with Christians | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
Posts about Uncategorized written by leadershipwriting
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The Evangelical Movement Is Filled With Evil And Demonic Lies, And Is Filled With Satanic Propaganda Against The Catholic Church

By Walid Shoebat Who can honestly deny that in our modern ‘civilized’ west, blaming everything on Jesuits is the most popular conspiracy theory while hating Catholics is the only accept…
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Republican Health Care Plan: “If You Are Wealthy, The Best Care Anywhere. If Not Wealthy, Uh…….”

Republican Health Care Plan:  “If You Are Wealthy, The Best Care Anywhere.  If Not Wealthy, Uh…….” | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
We are going to have to pay close attention to Congress this year.  2015 is shaping up as the anti-health year in politics.  The battle ground is not just the Affordable Care Act either.  It carries over to Supplemental Social Security as well.  Supplemental Social Security is where the disabled get their pitiful $1,130 per…
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Jesus Versus Republicans: On Hypocrisy

Jesus Versus Republicans: On Hypocrisy | THE POOR AND THE BIBLE or Jesus causing class warfare? The causes of the poor is the obligation of government | Scoop.it
We could fill a book with the contradictions between what Jesus stood for and what his supposed followers on the right stand for, but instead we'll be publishing this weekly column “Jesus versus Re...
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