Obama gently criticized churches for how they engage politically. In terms of “what’s the thing that is really going to capture the essence of who we are as Christians, or as Catholics,” [Catholics aren't Christians?] he said, concern about poverty “is oftentimes viewed as a ‘nice to have’ relative to an issue like abortion.”Contrary to how Christians "oftentimes view" abortion compared to poverty, they give far more money to fighting poverty. If anything, they do not give enough to fighting abortion and 1960's "ethics."
“In 2009, overseas relief and development supported by American churches exceeded $13 billion, according to path-breaking calculations by the Hudson Center for Global Prosperity. (This includes not just evangelical churches but also Catholic and mainline Protestant congregations, and covers both direct missions work and donations to private relief groups.) That compares to $5 billion sent abroad by foundations in the same year, $6 billion from private and voluntary relief organizations apart from church support, and $9 billion donated internationally by corporations. The $13 billion in religious overseas philanthropy also compares impressively to the $29 billion of official development aid handed out by the federal government in 2009.”The reason that so many Christians seem to be focused on issues like abortion, same-sex "marriage," transgender parades, genderfuck events, etc., is because that is what is currently being crammed down America's throat in the press and by the unlawful courts.