A Christian group called The Center for Public Justice has publicly issued “A Call for Intergenerational Justice.” In this document, the writers claim that their commitment is to finding a solution to the debt crisis without causing the poor to suffer:
How our governments and we as citizens together decide to reverse the trend of our ever-growing government debt is crucial. Some proposals place much of the burden on the poor. To reduce our federal debt at the expense of our poorest fellow citizens would be a violation of the biblical teaching that God has a special concern for the poor. Effective programs that prevent hunger and suffering and empower poorer members of society must continue and be adequately funded.
This “Call” has created quite a blog – buzz, and I suppose the fact that Jim Wallis signed the Call’s corresponding petition has not helped to warm more conservative Christians to support this document.