Conservatives are not Christians. To want to strip the poor and needy of sustenance based on lies is a disgrace and does not fit the description of being a Christian. Too often they thump their Bibles for show when what is in their hearts is anything but compassion and mercy.

If Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) who is a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus moves forward with a proposal from the Heritage Foundation to cut the SNAP program, millions of American’s will go hungry. He believes that no one will be hurt. That is not based on fact and he has no proof of that contention. It is more of ‘they don’t want to work and are lazy philosophy,’ so if we threaten with hunger they will get a job. It is ignorant and an uneducated simplistic way of dealing with poverty.

According to Vox,

For millions of Americans the food stamp and temporary assistance programs are the last resort. The majority of American adults receiving benefits live far below the poverty line, going in-and-out of low-paying jobs that have a lot of turnaround. Food stamp recipients are mostly children and elderly or disabled people; the number of able-bodied adults without dependents is slim, and not nearly enough to make up the numbers in savings that the projections for Jordan’s proposal indicate, making the stakes of these cuts incredibly high. This time, by likely cutting off adults with dependents, it could affect benefits allotted to families with children.

 

Matthew 25:34-36 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”

Mark 10:21-22 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

Just a reminder to those of what being a Christian is supposed to mean.

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