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Friday, August 8, 2003

Christian taxation.

You no doubt are wondering what has been happening in Alabama, where conservative Republican Gov. Bob Riley has been trying to modify the state's deeply regressive tax laws. Using Protestant language, he has been promoting what Catholic and liberation theologians call the "preferential option for the poor." (You know: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.") Naturally, the governor is opposed by the state's powerful property owners — and by the Christian Coalition.

That much of the story I had gleaned from the New York Times and Boston Globe. But Alabama blogger Michael Bowen called my attention to this intriguing twist in the story: The state Christian Coalition adamantly opposes the governor's plan, but the national Christian Coalition has just taken the governor's side! Check out A Minority of One for all the twists and turns.

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 8 August 2003 at 5:31 PM

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