Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wallis's Fundies Prooftext Budget Debate

Sojourners is buying radio time to hector the budget debate with prooftexts.

As CNN reports:

The minute-long spot attacking Boehner's plan says the book of Proverbs "teaches that where there is not leadership a nation falls and the poor are shunned while the rich have many friends."

"Sadly Congress has failed to heed these Biblical warnings, and our own Rep. Boehner is risking the health of our economy if America defaults on its debts," the ad says.

Wow, that settles it, doesn't it? Why bother with marcroeconomic considerations when you've got Wallis and his ilk to make it all so very simple?

Jim, we won't ask how things like means-testing Social Security benefits or cutting off government money for NPR would hurt the poor. We'll just take your word for it, and take spiritual comfort in our shared indignation. And write you a check so that you can continue to articulate biblical principles for the sake of those who have no voice in the debate.


Anthony Jones said... when SNWIN unleashes his sarcastic fury!

Chief Grinder said...

I think you secretly wish to be the Republican version of your fellow Trinity alum Wallis

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

We will never earn as much boodle in our scam as Rev. Wallis has in his.

Thaudit said...

Why hate the fundies Alfred? Didn't Stone and Campbell want to preserve Christian fundamentals?


Thaudit said...

..not to mention to call an institution who gives away poster of "christian" Gandhi "fundies" is a bit uninformed.

If they are fundies who are you?