People of Faith Join Rally at Capitol Against Immoral Budget Cuts
Today’s act of civil disobedience by faith leaders was connected to a larger event on Capitol Hill organized by The American Dream Movement to protest the immoral budget proposal being voted on in the House today.
At a rally outside the House building, community leaders and members of Congress spoke about the ways that default and the Boehner plan would continue to harm working families who are already struggling to recover from the economic recession.
To close the rally, Rev. Welton Gaddy of the Interfaith Alliance spoke to the crowd about the role the faith community is playing in this fight. In particular, Gaddy highlighted what over 4,000 pastors pointed out in a full-page ad in Politico last week:
GADDY: We have been told that if there is a fall-off in care for the poorest and weakest among us, that the religious community will pick up what the government can’t provide. That just shows that you can talk a lot about religion but not know anything about it. We’re doing our job, we’re doing all we can do to take care of people. We’re feeling the pressure already of people needing food and money and housing. It is in the Constitution as I read it that the government is to provide for the public welfare. Quit pointing your finger at religion and do what the Constitution demands you to do!
Watch all of Rev. Gaddy’s comments: