I have always found it so strange that conservative Christians would rather put a band-aid on poverty than solve its underlying problems.
I grew up surrounded by people like this. They're perfectly willing to help others when it's voluntary, but not when it comes at an expense they don't wish to pay. These are the same people refusing to wear a mask or get vaccinated amid the pandemic because it compromises their personal freedom, even though doing so would protect their communities and loved ones, in addition to themselves.
They were once the people I agreed to disagree with, and now more than anything, they are the people I fear.
Great article, as always, Mitchell!