There was a very unique on-cam press conference with Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) on the debt ceiling. When asked where are the religious leaders on all of this, he said that the silence of the clergy, of all faiths, has been "deafening" as they consider cutting social programs designed for the poor and elderly.
Rangel: These are not political questions. These are moral questions.
Rangel: Let's do the Lord's work. And they will realize this is not justice.
Rangel: Where is the Good Samaritan?
Rangel: Why don't you call your pastor, your rabbi, your Imam. There has to be a moral answer.
Rangel: Forget Medicare, CPI and the debt and go back to the scriptures.
Answer by maggiebgood at 3:40 PM on Jul. 9, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:45 PM on Jul. 9, 2011
Sure, the religious groups SHOULD, and for the most part DO,
If your not "religious", how do you know they should?
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 4:38 PM on Jul. 9, 2011
Answer by agentwanda at 4:45 PM on Jul. 9, 2011
Who is talking about cutting social programs for the poor and elderly? Does he expect clergy to come out and criticize government? If so, then we would just have a whole faction of people B&Ming about separation of church and state. And seriously? And if paying your taxes makes you 'moral' and a 'good samaritan' then I hope he realizes that he is excluding himself from those categories he speaks of.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:47 PM on Jul. 9, 2011
Answer by meriana at 6:55 PM on Jul. 9, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 7:05 PM on Jul. 9, 2011
Answer by Farmlady09 at 7:10 PM on Jul. 9, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 7:17 PM on Jul. 9, 2011