Tuesday, January 30, 2007

David Kuo : Where Is Republican Compassion?

I just can't get enough of this David Kuo guy.

I am personally finding my own views shifting more and more to the atheist angle, but I think that is in some ways a reaction to blind denials of things in front of our faces, like teaching children not to think but to rely, for some reason, on an a priori source of truth beyond investigation (er, certain texts).

David is a deeply faithful Christian, but he can see the things in front of his face. He believes that Christianity is about love and humility and caring for the poor. In relating that a Senate Home Security and Government Affairs Committee toured New Orleans on Monday and held a hearing about what can be done to help the people of New Orleans, David notes with horror that not a single Republican member attended (3 Dems).

How, even from a political perspective, can not one of the Republicans attend, let alone a moral perspective? If it was once stereotypically true that Democrats were hostile to faith and Republicans hostile to the poor. Democrats, however, have been trying to reach across the faith divide. Republicans? Nothing. Here is the list of Republican committee members who didn't attend - a list of shame:

Susan M. Collins Ranking Member (R-ME)
Ted Stevens (R-AK)
George V. Voinovich (R-OH)
Norm Coleman (R-MN)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
John E. Sununu (R-NH)
Pete V. Domenici (R-NM)
John W. Warner (R-VA)

Where are the phone calls flooding the Senate switchboards mobilized by Christian political leaders like Dr. Dobson and Mr. Robertson? Where are the bushels of letters pouring into the offices of these members reminding them that Jesus cares enormously for the poor and sick and hurting? Where is the outrage that these people didn't even bother to go and survey the problems? Maybe they are just late in arriving.

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