On Fox News last week, Papa Bear Bill O’Reilly made the outrageous claim that Jesus would not “be down” with food stamps because the majority of poor people remain poor as a result of their lack of responsibility and apparently Jesus wouldn’t support the government in redistributing wealth to help them.
“The problem I have, as I stated is that you’re helping one group by hurting another group and a bigger group, and so I don’t know if Jesus is going to be down with that. If you’re an alcoholic or heroin addict or a drug addict and you can’t hold a job, alright, and you can’t support your children — and that’s a circumstance of millions and millions of people, not most, but a lot, a substantial minority — then it’s your fault, you’re bringing the havoc, that you’re asking people who may be struggling themselves to put food on the table to give their tax money to you.”
Furthermore in the magical Fox News land, John Stossel wore a fake beard to go undercover in hopes to prove that panhandlers are just worthless scammers who prey on enablers like you who empathize with the homeless. Obviously, when Stephen Colbert got a hold of this information, he redistributed the wealth of hilarity by making his own special case against charity in a segment entitled, “Homeless for the Holidays.”