"In prayer, we open ourselves to God's priority, especially his charge to feed the hungry, to reach out to the poor, to bring aid to the widow or the orphan."
George W. Bush at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year. The day before he said this, the House made cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, and child care assistance.
I know I'm not the only person that bristles when George W. Bush claims to be a Christian. In fact, I recall him once saying that his favorite philosopher was Jesus Christ.
Do you think he could actually hold down his end of the conversation if a discussion of the Bible was relegated only to the words that appear in red lettering? Could he spin his budget priorities in a way that dovetails with the Sermon on the mount?
'If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.' Leviticus 25:35
If someone reads this verse to him, he'll announce a plan to deport poor people. And since it's not in red lettering, he might well pay attention to it.