For the last few weeks on WTBN, Steve Kreloff of Verse by Verse Radio has been discoursing on King David. A couple of days ago he did a particularly excellent half hour on the kindness of God. Some excerpts are paraphrased here.
“When Jesus walked on this planet much of his ministry was directed to who? People who were poor, people who were lame, people who were blind, people who had illnesses, people who were demon possessed, and what did he do for them? He healed them. He healed them. Compassion. He was never too busy to be compassionate, he actually touched lepers, he expressed tenderness, he always had time for the outcasts, Jesus was so compassionate that many of his healings were done on the Sabbath. And the Pharisees, those absolute hypocrites, kept criticizing him for healing on the Sabbath and Jesus refused to change…but you know why he healed on the Sabbath, because when he came in contact with human misery, he didn’t want another day to go by in which that person would remain in that miserable state. And so healed them regardless of the fact that once the Pharisees saw him they said we’ve got to kill this guy…..a lot of people came to Jesus, and he must have been very tired and yet he did not turn any away, and why, because he was compassionate. This is the heart of God.”
Shouldn’t WTBN practice what it preaches? Why does WTBN oppose health care reform, as so LOUDLY vocalized by Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Bill Bunkley, Cal Thomas, Jay Sekulow and Janet Parshall, Baldwin, McCullough and the rest of the Obama hating gang? The fact is that the health issue is divided into two camps, and WTBN ‘Christian’ radio is on the side of the street/aisle with the screeching ignoramuses and pharisaical hypocrites who are bringing weapons and nazi propaganda to the town hall meetings. Hmm…is this where Christians stand?
The status quo on health care in America turns its back on the needy and protects the countless billions the insurance companies extract from the economy in premiums and administrative costs without actually having anything to do with treating sick human beings. And don’t forget the additional hundreds of billions they raided from the taxpayer coffers last fall in bailouts.
I am 45 and have no health insurance. About a month ago I had a cyst on my shoulder blade that had swollen to the size of a walnut and needed treatment. Not having a couple hundred dollars and several hours to wait in an emergency room, my recourse was to seek treatment at the free health clinic in downtown St Petersburg. I was treated by a retired doctor in his mid eighties who was volunteering his time, who performed the surgical procedure on the spot, and who did a fantastic job, God bless his heart, and thank you for leading me to him. Two weeks ago I awoke one Sunday to find my right eye swollen shut. Again, not having spare cash and hours to sit in an emergency room I used my good eye and the internet to diagnose myself. Fortunately, my diagnosis was correct, though the healing process was probably slower than it would have been had I been treated by doctor, and I did miss two days of work. And scroll a little further down to read about how my congressman, Bill Young, who funds his health care insurance with my tax dollars and plans to vote that I get none, is more concerned about bears than me.
The ‘Christian’ politicians (Republican hypocrites) you vote for wrote the laws that destroyed this economy. The ‘Christian’ politicians you vote for oppose a compassionate health care system that would be consistent with the miracles and ministry of Jesus. The ‘pro-life Christian’ politicians you voted in won’t treat sick Americans, but will spend our tax dollars building bombs and then lying to the world to justify starting wars wherein they drop them and slaughter innocent mommies and their babies in foreign countries.
And you call US a Christian nation?
P.S. I hardly think the angels in heaven are wearing the I’D RATHER BE WATERBOARDING tee shirts that townhall.com sells and reading the neo-nazi Michelle Malkin’s lies that townhall.com promotes. Just a hunch.