The left has used legislation and lawsuits to tell Christians to shove their religion where the sun doesn’t shine. However, because it suits their purpose, they are now demanding Christians stand up to Trump regarding a certain budget cut. Except, their claim that Meals On Wheels is being defunded and doing so is unchristian are both outright lies.
Trump released his budget, which included a multitude of cuts in government programs. Including defunding the National Endowments for the Arts, PBS, NPR, and climate change projects, Trump is cutting funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs. The media went crazy reporting that Trump is defunding the Meals On Wheels program. However, according to Conservative Review:
Most of the media’s hysterics are exaggerating the effects of the Trump proposal, or being downright dishonest about CDBGs.
“As you know, or I think you know, Meals on Wheels is not a federal program,” he began. “It’s part of that community that CDBGs — the block grants that we give to the states, and then many states make the decision to give that money to Meals on Wheels.” (emphasis added)
Stop there. What Mulvaney just said is important. The federal government cannot cut CDBG funding to Meals on Wheels because it does not give that money to Meals on Wheels. It gives that money to the states, and then some states elect to pass it along to programs like Meals on Wheels. To say that Trump’s budget blueprint targets Meals on Wheels for cuts is disingenuous.
Mulvaney continues by explaining why CDBGs are being targeted for cuts in the first place.
“Here’s what I can tell you about CDBGs because that’s what we fund, right? We spent $150 billion on those programs since the 1970s. The CDBGs have been identified since I believe the first, actually the second Bush administration as ones that were just not showing any results.”
“We can’t do that anymore. We can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good.”
But the left did not stop with just falsely reporting the truth about what is being defunding. They are literally arguing it goes against Christ.
You don't have to be a Christian or believe in Jesus to know that Christians are called to feed the hungry. See Mt 25:35 https://t.co/8B5TgubMUB
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) March 17, 2017
Let me begin by saying I think the left actually does believe it is against the Bible. Basically because they replaced God with the government a long time ago. So, when Jesus tells us to feed his sheep, the left honestly believes we fulfill this with government programs. In reality, Satan if fooling us, convincing us we are following Jesus’ instructions without lifting our own finger.
When the rich man asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life,
Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Mark 10:21-22
Notice Jesus did not tell the man to take other people’s money and give to the poor. Likewise, neither did he tell the man to give his money to the government so they can provide programs for the poor. Jesus instructed the man to take his own money and personally give it to the poor.
Yet, Jesus used this as an example of a deeper lesson. The man told Jesus he obeyed all the commandments before asking what more must he do. Jesus’ response demonstrates how the man put his own possessions and wealth over others. In essence, he was in fact serving other gods, such as self and money. Which is exactly what we do today by demanding government provide for the poor instead of doing it ourselves.
I hate to break it to these liberals, but bragging about supporting the government’s school lunch programs is not the same as giving a child a drink of water.
“And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” Matt 10:42
Likewise, boasting over government social programs supposedly designed to help the poor is not what Jesus meant when he told us to feed them.
Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,” Matt 25:35
Notice Jesus stressed YOU gave me food, YOU gave me drink, and YOU welcomed me. Nowhere did he ever say YOU accomplished this through government programs.
When Christians stand up for the life of the unborn, liberals shrill “separation of church and state”. As science continues to prove the fetus is a human from conception, liberals demand “freedom of choice”. Any attempt from Christians to defund Planned Parenthood (PP) is labeled a “war on women”. Even after PP’s president Cecil Richards admitted they don’t offer mammograms, liberals still falsely believe the organization provides them.
However, Richards also admitted abortions generate 86% of their non-government revenue. Yet liberals have no problem instructing Christians to suck it up and fund the baby-killing factory anyway.
When the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was Constitutional, homosexuals across the country ran to their nearest bakery to order a wedding cake. Any Christian baker who declined, even though they happily sold them any other baked goods, found themselves in court fighting for their business. Same with photographers, caterers and any other Christian business that provided wedding services.
The left lives to shout down those who support Christian values, telling them they have no right to force their religion on others. Which is what makes the left’s latest “Trump catastrophe” all the more ridiculous.
Interestingly enough, after the Meals On Wheels cut hit the news, the organization reported a flood of private donations. In fact, 84% of Meals On Wheels funds already come from private donations with the government providing only 3%. The program nor the seniors they feed are going to die no matter what the left claims.
Nevertheless, if the left insists Christians stand up and demand the government follow Christ’s teachings, I am totally on board. I happily support the government funding Meals on Wheels with the millions Congress gives to Planned Parenthood. Next, we should stop paying for sex change operations for inmates. Instead, give those dollars to help our soldiers and first responders suffering from PTSD and other related work issues.
Now if we can just get the left to start demanding prayer be put back in schools, we could really start turning this country around!
But that’s just my 2 cents.