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Food Stamp Cuts Spark Bible Debateposted on May 21, 2013
What does Jesus Christ say about social safety nets? “Republican[sic] and Democrats sparred this week on where Jesus Christ would stand on food stamps,” write Arthur Delaney and Jaweed Kaleem of The Huffington Post. They report that on Wednesday a congressional committee approved Republican legislation that would mean “2 million fewer people would qualify” for food stamps. Both sides argued over biblical mandates to support the poor, and whether that means as a government or as an individual.