Faith leaders condemn Republican 2013 budget proposals.
The Center for American Progress carries their statements. Among the are the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church and The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, former bishop of New Hampshire:
[The] Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church:
Across traditions and cultures, people of faith are commanded to care for the poor and vulnerable among us. In the United States today, this means more than 32 million children who live in poor or low-income households. Our federal budget should fight the evil of childhood poverty by funding programs like food stamps, housing assistance, child care, and Medicaid at levels that children need to grow up healthy and strong. If the House Republican budget fails to care for our children, then it fails one of the greatest moral tests that God has given to faithful people.
Bishop Gene Robinson, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress:
Every world religion describes a God who will judge us by the way we treat the most vulnerable among us. The prophets of the Jewish scriptures, and certainly Jesus, would have much to say about the impending cuts to the most vulnerable brought on by the Ryan budget. And it wouldn’t be pretty! People of faith need to stand up to a Congress that would “save” the economy on the backs of the poor, the disabled, and the vulnerable.
Read all the statements here.