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‘Christian’ nation ‘going to hell’

Brandon Wertz July 27th, 2011

I am flabbergasted but in no way surprised by your “Do as I say” Chicken- Fried News article in the July 20 Gazette.

We can’t pay our teachers, but we can cut checks to people who are already well off? The people who lambaste the poor for trying to get government money just to live have had their own lips affixed to the government teat for more than a decade!

What does this say about our society, especially those fighting to keep services from the poor, that it’s fine if we give to those who have and piss on those in need. If this is a “Christian” nation, we’re surely going to hell. Jesus spoke of this:

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” —Matthew 25: 41-46

—Brandon Wertz
 Oklahoma City
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