At US Capitol, Christians protest budget cuts

WASHINGTON (RNS) With ashes on their foreheads, sackcloth draped around their necks and the U.S. Capitol as a backdrop, Christians leaders used the words “evil” and “immoral” to describe the federal budget cuts President Trump has proposed and many Republican lawmakers favor
Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine, thanked Rep. Joe Kennedy — a Democrat from Massachusetts and the only lawmaker to attend the event — for invoking the verse during the debate earlier this month over the failed GOP health care bill.