The Common Good

More than half of evangelicals oppose cutting government funds for poor, survey shows

Source: Denver Post
Date: November 25, 2011

"White evangelicals as a whole remained solidly in the Republican camp in previous elections. However, this kind of opposition to the Republican budget-cutting strategy is significant," said the Rev. Jim Wal lis, president and chief executive of the progressive evangelical organization Sojourners.

"But to careful observers," Wallis said, "it shouldn't be shocking. Many evangelicals, and especially their younger generation, now see poverty as a fundamental biblical issue and believe budgets are moral documents."