Rick Perry, the Bible, and the poor.


Fred Clark explains why Rick Perry is misquoting Jesus in reference to the poor.

Notwithstanding his explanation and thorough exegesis, I think it’s also important to say that Jesus said in context that ‘the poor you will always have with you, but me you will not always have…” meaning not that you shouldn’t give a damn about helping the poor or minimizing human suffering, but that the disciples should give the lady a break for choosing to worship and honor Him and His pending death and burial.

Of course, none of this matters to Perry. He doesn’t particularly care if he mutilates scripture to bolster his preferred economic policies that have led to being fifth in the nation in the number of workers earning the minimum wage or less and first in the nation when it comes to the number of uninsured citizens.

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