Social justice in Sodom.

Author:Wright, Tyson
Position::Correspondence - Letter to the Editor
 
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Richard John Neuhaus states (While We're At It, February) that we cannot tell what God thinks about health care in America. It is interesting that Father Neuhaus references God's destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah earlier in this piece, because Ezekiel 16:46-51 specifically states that the sin of Sodom that lead to their judgment was ignoring the poor.

Fr. Neuhaus' comments were in response to the call of Robert Edgar, head of the National Council of Churches, to include health care coverage (among other things) in the "moral values" discussion. While Fr. Neuhaus and I would both disagree with Mr. Edgar's proposals on this issue, it is absolutely in keeping with Biblical teaching on society and "a religiously informed public...

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