Are you KIDDING??? (Warning….soap box)

One of my students mentioned to me a recent comment made by a South Carolina politician. Brace yourselves…he basically said we should stop feeding the poor so they will stop “breeding.” Read a post on this here. You may guess it is “hunger time” again in my (academic) life, and in conjunction with some prevocative sermons we’ve discussed in our community group recently on wealth, again I am being confronted with the complexities of understanding how the way we live contributes to (or at least does nothing to confront) poverty. I just can’t believe someone (especially a politician) would be SOOOOO ignorant as to make a comment like this. First of all, if he knew anything about the world he would realize that parity goes DOWN with economic development. Second, this guy promotes himself as running on Christian values. This is why politics disgusts me….those who run on “Christian values” tend to have some very unchristian views of economics. Soap box over.

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2 Responses to Are you KIDDING??? (Warning….soap box)

  1. Lee says:

    Survival of the fittest? Sounds very Peter Singer-ish for a Christian values guy.

  2. Juliana says:

    The guy needs to learn what a Christian means.

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