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President Trump's now-former pick for Army secretary once said government-assisted healthcare is an "injustice" because it hampers church-affiliated providers from converting people to Christianity.
Mark Green, a state senator in Tennessee, told a church group in 2015 that sickness is one of the main avenues that bring people to religion, but that citizens in the United States now instead rely on the government to help them, limiting the Christian church's role.
The comments shed more light on the conservative religious views that led Green, a physician and former Army flight surgeon, to withdraw his nomination on Friday after Democratic lawmakers and progressive advocacy groups raised an outcry in advance of his Senate confirmation hearings.
"The person who's in need … they look to the government for the answer, not God, and I think in that way government has done an injustice that's even bigger than just the creation of an entitlement welfare state," Green said. "In this setting, I'll share the story, I think it interrupts the opportunity for people to come to a saving knowledge of who God is."
Most of the time these Fundamentalists are not dumb enough to say something like this out loud, but yeah I think that a lot of the religious Republicans have this as one of the secret reasons that they do not want the government to provide people with affordable healthcare.
Are you sick?
Sounds like you need a little faith healing from Dr. Jesus.
Actually if they miss the chance to indoctrinate you into a religious faith as a child, their only real opportunity after that is if you become sick, or poor, lose a loved one, or experience some other catastrophic event that leaves you feeling vulnerable.
Religion is essentially a parasite that feeds on the weak.
If you are well cared for and filled with the confidence that you have the help you need when you need it, then why would you resort to seeking solace from a primitive superstition?
I have to tell you that this statement makes a whole lot of things start to fall in place concerning the Republican's disdain for big government, Planned Parenthood, and Obamacare.