One would think any person of faith would recoil at the 40 billion dollar cut to food stamp programs in a time of high unemployment, but one would be wrong. According to an article in the Christian Post, Ken Blackwell, who is the Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at Family Research Council, a conservative Christian lobbying group.
“I think through empowering others and creating self-sufficiency…there within lies the path to sense of worthiness,” Blackwell told CP. “When I was growing up, there was fundamental belief, that there were times in people’s life when they needed a hand up…there were temporariness to those programs, where they were structured so that they didn’t breed, so that they didn’t breed dependency.”
Blackwell also suggested that there was “nothing more Christian” than “not locking people into a permanent dependency on government handouts, but making sure they are participants in their own upliftment and empowerment so that they in fact through the dignity of work and can break from the plantation of big government.”
Yes, there’s nothing more Christian than not feeding the hungry or clothing the naked. Thank you Family Research Council for setting the record straight. You just wonder how Jesus got Christianity so wrong?