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Is the Worldview of Unions Compatible with Biblical Christianity?
Guest: Jay Richards, author, Money, Greed, and God
March 09, 2011
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“A worker's appetite works for him, for his hunger urges him on” —Proverbs 16:26
Imagine that you’re a public school teacher in Wisconsin and a born-again Christian. As if the unbiblical curriculum that you are told to teach students isn’t conscience-offending enough, you must also pay dues to your teachers’ union which is then used to fund leftist political candidates and causes.
You certainly like the job security and the benefits that the union advocates for on your behalf, but you feel uneasy about the communist and socialist worldview and associations of the union when people like Van Jones (Center for American Progress), Richard Trumka (AFL-CIO), Andy Stern (SEIU), Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton come to rallies to speak on your behalf. You ask yourself the question: As a Christian, should I really be a part of this union, and if not, where do I go from here?
Jay Richards, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and contributing editor for the American Enterprise Institute, will join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to offer a biblical perspective on unions and the age-old battle between worker and management.