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Response to dmallind (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 09:06 AM

29. In that case, why should it be the government's role to pass laws against abortion and homosexuality

The right-wingers can't have it both ways.

Since governments of the modern sort didn't exist in Jesus' time, or for centuries afterwards, it is hardly possible to take anything in the New Testament as a detailed prescription for government. But if one does take it as such, why is it OK for governments to ban abortion (about which the Gospels say nothing) but not to help poor people?

Also: while this does not describe all right-wing voters, there is a distinct tendency for the right wing to take a mean-spirited attitude to poor people; to think that their problems are their own fault, and that they should be forced to 'stand on their own feet'. This is an individual-level, not just a government attitude.

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