Evangelicals and foreign aid

Check out this article by Richard Stearns, president of World Vision USA:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204190704577026391811161000.html

Stearns says:

… a Pew survey earlier this year found that 56% of evangelicals think “aid to the world’s poor” should be the first thing cut from the federal budget. In September, a Baylor University survey found that Americans who strongly believe that “God has a plan” for their lives—as evangelicals do—are the most likely to oppose government intervention on behalf of the poor.

Does opposing government intervention on behalf of the poor reflect the message of the Christian faith? Helping the poor and feeding the hungry is so central to following Jesus that evangelicals should be the strongest supporters of this “moral issue that people of faith, across the political spectrum, agree upon.”

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