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Charlie Rangel Teaches Us All About the “Spiritual Damn Things” in Life

Did you know that union organizing, minimum wage hikes, and unemployment compensation are all “spiritual damn things”? No? Well clearly, you haven’t spoken to Charlie Rangel.

The hyperbole prone, ethically-challenged congressman was speaking at an event in Harlem, where he proclaimed that he has no idea “where the hell” spiritual leaders are when it comes to issues like shelter and homelessness. Way to throw religious folks under the bus, Charlie. You know, since you’re clearly the arbiter of all that’s moral and good in this world. I’m sure your gratuitous use of the word “hell” really taught them some lesson.

The things we believe in are spiritual damn things,” insisted Charlie. “You can talk about the union organizing and raising the minimum wage and extensive unemployment compensation, but isn’t that the same thing as talking about someone that’s hungry, that’s thirsty, that’s naked, that’s in prison? All of these things – I’m not preaching – are things that people should be involved in and helping the unions make this a better country.”

It’s funny how the “spiritual damn things” in life just happen to revolve around a laundry list of liberal causes, isn’t it? And here I thought spirituality was all about faith and family. I guess, according to Charlie, God really does want to ensure you make at least 15 dollars per hour.

I haven’t heard the church on homelessness, but I have to believe that God didn’t intend for some people to live in luxury and other people to live in squalor,” Rangel explained. “I have to believe that there’s something that connects Americans like us with the Constitution.”

Ah yes, good old income inequality. It’s clearly written right there in the Old Testament. I believe there’s even a line in Genesis about how all disciples of the Lord must support The Buffett Rule.

It’s probably stating the obvious — but definitely worth a laugh — that so-called “progressives” will cite The Holy Bible to pimp their own liberalism, but when it comes to social issues like abortion and gay marriage, they’d prefer a Holy Rewrite.


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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