The man who seems to scare the shit out of Virginia Christian, well, at least ONE Virginia Christian, is reminding us all of a very salient Christian story and the fact that poverty in America, the richest country in the world, is unacceptable and—yes—un-Christian.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress in America, used the story of Jesus and the miracles of loaves and fishes to illustrate his point that scarcity is a myth. He says if Jesus could feed 5000+ people with five loaves of bread and two fish, then America can certainly eradicate poverty. The fact that we haven't, he argues, is by choice.
"If scarcity is a myth, then poverty is not necessary. America need not have 37 million Americans living below the poverty line. It is a choice. Hunger is a choice. Exclusion of the stranger, the immigrant, or the darker other is a choice."