It goes without saying that most good people don’t have a dozens of sexual assault claims against them, or over 2,500 lawsuits, or even a single accusation of rape of a minor. But then, most good human beings are not self-avowed sexual predators or pathological liars, either.
I agree, but actually would expand the thought to include any one (and especially white evangelicals) who claims to follow Jesus and yet ignores those in greatest need. The Gospels are not just clear on this point, but explicit.
There are always those that must have someone to look down on. That’s not new or news. And we all know that the poor are mostly powerless to defend themselves. That makes them the target of choice for a variety of social ills.
Having voluntarily lived in poverty, myself, and have worked with and walked along side the poor of the world for almost five decades, I have a fairly strong understanding of their struggle. The vast majority of those living in poverty around the world consistently work harder that most of us can begin to comprehend.
The true culprit is the unadulterated greed of those of us who are wealthy beyond measure. We see unlimited wealth as a right, not a gift, and we refuse to share our abundance. Any professing Christian pointing to the poor as a problem is not believer in Jesus Christ and has certainly never met the Jesus of the Gospels.