Earlier this week, the Family Research Council hosted a webcast entitled “Taxman Cometh: Stopping the Obama Tax Hikes” that featured various members of Congress and right-wing activists (as was supposed to co-sponsored by Virginia Thomas and Liberty Central, until she dropped out).
During the broadcast, Harry Jackson made the case that raising taxes is really a moral issue and an attempt to limit the work that Christians can do through their charitable donations, for which they deserve to be applauded:
Perkins: Let’s talk about the moral aspects of taxes. Why should Christians be concerned about the tax policy that America adopts?
Jackson: Well, I think that we’re called to be stewards of our finances and we want to make sure that we do the right thing and I can ensure my stewardship of my resources if they’re in my control.
Christians are more generous by every measure, if you study it out, than those who are not Christians. In other words, others look for the government to do good in our stead. We as Christians want to take control of our money and then honor Christ first hopefully with our tithes, offerings and then with targeted acts of kindness that we do all the time to help those at home and abroad.
Perkins: So you’re not speaking from a standpoint of stinginess when conservatives are talking about we don’t want to see additional tax increases because they give disproportionately of their income to do the work that the government attempts to do.
Jackson: Absolutely not. What you are really doing by increasing this tax burden is hindering the possibility of generosity of the most generous segment of our culture. And I think because we’ve got a clash of worldviews, this is why people demonize those of us who are Bible-believers and are faithful stewards of God’s resources instead of applauding.