The Common Good

Christmas in Congress

Date: December 16, 2010

A number of liberal Christian leaders - like Jim Wallis at Sojourners, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson at Two Futures Project, and Eric Sapp at American Values Network - condemned the Republicans' comments.


"The teaching of the New Testament, from Jesus Christ (cf. Mark 2:27) to Paul (cf. Rom 14:5-6), makes clear that the work of righteousness, justice and compassion should never be pre-empted by a legalistic appeal to holiday,” said Wigg-Stevenson in a statement. Sapp said Republicans demonstrated "the worst examples of faith in politics.”