A number of Christian leaders have come together to voice their opposition to governmental budget cuts aimed at programs that provide essential services to poor Americans.

The Christian-based “Circle of Protection” is led by evangelical leaders from across the United States, including the Rev. Jim Wallis, who has served as a spiritual adviser to Barack Obama. –ARK

The Huffington Post:

Speaking on a conference call Tuesday morning, Wallis said, “Budgets are not just about scarcity. They are about choices, and those are moral choices.”

The Christian leaders believe that these budget choices are tied to an issue that is central to the Christian faith — how to protect the “least of these” as described by Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew.

Also speaking on Tuesday, Ambassador Tony Hall, Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger, emphasized, “There are over 2,000 verses in the Bible that speak to this issue.”

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