Recently President Obama expressed that Churches should do more with helping the poor than preaching against abortion and same-sex unions. You can find the article here:
Here is Jesus Christ’s answer to that question: “You will always have the poor with you” (Matthew 26:11).
Abortion is a greater evil than not giving as much as you can; you can’t measure almsgiving as to the extent to which one can do such is different according to the person, their needs, their income, etc., yet the outcome of abortion is always the same. He’s talking about institutions that have facilities for the homeless (not just the lower class but the homeless whom I don’t see benefitting from social welfare). Christ did more preaching than performing works; yet the secular social justice crowd overemphasizes on one particular aspect of the faith to nearly rejecting the other parts. Another excuse from the Obama administration to push for abortion and same-sex unions.
I haven’t been much of one to call Obama a socialist, but more and more I feel the assumption is correct. Leo XIII warned, “They [socialists, communists, or nihilists] debase the natural union of man and woman, which is held sacred even among barbarous peoples; and its bond, by which the family is chiefly held together, they weaken, or even deliver up to lust” (Quod Apostolici Muneris, no. 1). If anybody needs a lecture it is social democrats like Obama who are pro-abortion, anti-traditional family social justice warriors. He debases “the natural union of man and woman” by saying the government must give homosexuals the right to marry, but that power does not rest on the government; it rests on God and is invested in His Church and the Church does not have the power to consecrate a gay wedding. If gays want to do this, then why do they need to force others to approve of their lifestyle if they are free as they say they are and why do they need a piece of paper from the government saying they are ‘married’? Obama furthermore debases this sacramental union by promoting abortion which is the killing of an unborn infant and millions are systematically killed every year, yet this is not as important as poverty. A person dies directly as a result of an abortion; the same cannot be said of poverty and while it can lead to starvation if prolonged and not attended to by another person, and thus die (I read some quote by a Church Father mentioning neglecting the poor constituted as murder). Abortion is an action while poverty is a state of being. An action is done with intent while a state of being is the result of many factors: poverty is very complicated as it can be the result of another’s actions, poor education, physical and/or mental handicap, financial status, etc. Naturally we can do more to prevent abortions than we can to prevent poverty. So, Obama is covering up for his actions.
The liberal social justice crowd likes to point at Christians as being unjust because we preach an unpopular message. They tells us that if we’re so concerned with people then we should “be more productive” by going to shelters and helping people in other ways. Actually we do that whenever we have the opportunity. What they are trying to do is divert attention away from their sins or the sins of others to the sins (real or unreal) of the Christians they oppose. It is just a form of ad hominem and red herring, logical fallacies that divert attention away from the subject matter to other issues and to a personal attack upon one’s character. They make it seem bad to preach more than to do works. However, this is not quite true. Jesus Christ preached more about Heaven and Hell than any other topic, even good works. In fact, even the passages about good works reflect the earthly mission of Christians for their salvation and the salvation of others. They have been influenced by the Marxist ideology of liberal preachers and politicians who have a narrow-minded view of the Gospel as they have narrowed it into a Gospel about how to make oneself happy in this life, but not the next life.
If he wants to lecture anybody on helping the poor, then maybe he should talk to his fellow Democrats in Fort Lauderdale and San Antonio.