Thursday, May 1, 2014

Biblical Social Justice and the Minimum Wage

This is not a topic I hear much of from the pulpit, the minimum wage. This is a biblical social justice issue (James 5.4, Ecclessiasticus 34.21,22 AV). Where are the preachers of social justice? Biblically-based preachers need to get on this.


 The bread of the needy is their life: he that defraudeth him thereof is a man of blood. He that taketh away his neighbour’s living slayeth him; and he that defraudeth the labourer of his hire is a bloodshedder.

 - Ecclesiasticus 34.21,22 AV.


Senate Republicans Block Minimum Wage Bill Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill that would gradually increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. “It really does astound me that at a time when our Republican friends in the house are voting to give huge tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires and large corporations, they don't have it in their hearts to give us at least a $10.10 minimum wage, which would take so many people out of poverty,” Sen. Bernie Sanders told MSNBC

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