Some of my “socially Conservative” values


The issues: trade policy that exploits the developing world, over consumption of resources creating food and energy inflation

What sorrow awaits the unjust judges and those who issue unfair laws. They deprive the poor of justice and deny the rights of the needy among My people. They prey on widows and take advantage of orphans.
(Isa 10:1-2)

The issues : First Nations rights, recognition of immigrant credentials, African foreign aid

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
(Pro 31:8-9 NLT)

The issues: false advertising, false accusations in attack ads, disingenuous political posturing

“Be sure never to charge anyone falsely with evil. Never sentence an innocent or blameless person to death, for I never declare a guilty person to be innocent.(Exo 23:7 NLT)

The issues: sustainable development and ecological responsibility

If you happen to notice a bird’s nest along the road, whether in a tree or on the ground, and there are chicks or eggs with the mother bird sitting on them, you must not take the mother from the young. You must be sure to let the mother go, but you may take the young for yourself. Do this so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.
(Deu 22:6-7 NET.)

The issues: exploitation of the developing world, consumerism, materialism, environmental responsibility, predatory business practices

There were those who said, "With our sons and daughters, we are many. We must obtain grain in order to eat and stay alive." There were others who said, "We are putting up our fields, our vineyards, and our houses as collateral in order to obtain grain during the famine." Then there were those who said, "We have borrowed money to pay our taxes to the king on our fields and our vineyards. And now, though we share the same flesh and blood as our fellow countrymen, and our children are just like their children, still we have found it necessary to subject our sons and daughters to slavery. Some of our daughters have been subjected to slavery, while we are powerless to help, since our fields and vineyards now belong to other people." I was very angry when I heard their outcry and these complaints.
(Neh 5:2-6 NET.)

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