Let’s face it: The vast majority of Republicans are tightwad jerks who think they have no obligation to help their fellow-man or woman. If you don’t have a job or a place to live, that’s just too bad in their perverted way of viewing the world. You and your kids are hungry? Oh well, guess you better start praying.
One such heartless asshole of a dillhole is a Texas Republican legislator by the name of Jodey Arrington who tried to use the Bible as a defense. Specifically, he leaned on 2 Thessalonians 3:10, which reads:
“For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.'”
Arrington tried to pretend he was actually a Christian when he then declared at a House hearing on nutrition:
“He says even when we were with you we give you this rule, ‘If a man will not work he shall not eat.’ And he goes on to say ‘We heard that some of you are idle.’ I think that every American, Republican or Democrat wants to help the needy among us. And I think it’s a reasonable expectation that we have work requirements. I think that gives more credibility, frankly, to SNAP.”
The “he” this heathen piece of shit Arrington refers to is the Apostle Paul, who never actually met Jesus. He converted after the crucifixion and years of persecuting members the early Christian church.
Personally, I prefer to quote the true source and inspiration for the New Testament, Jesus himself, who said:
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,[c] you were doing it to me!'” (Matthew 25: 34-40)
That makes Jodey Arrington an apostate and an enemy of the Lord he wants to use to deny others food. And for those people who deny their brothers or sisters in need, there is a fate which awaits. Christ reminds us:
“And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.” (Matthew 25:46)