American Prospect Online

Jimmy Carter’s got something to say about Republicans and the Christian right.

…Christ reached out almost exclusively to the poor, suffering, abandoned, deprived — the scorned, the condemned people — including Samaritans and those who were diseased. The alleviation of suffering was a philosophy that was enhanced and emphasized by the life of Christ. Today the ultra-right wing, in both religion and politics, has abandoned that principle of Jesus Christ’s ministry.