My church, First United Methodist Church of Dallas, has a Sunday school class afflicted with a radical left winger.
If you’re one of my Facebook buddies, you’ll remember this from January 9, 2011:
Wonderful, call a substantial portion of the electorate “stupid people”…
Now it gets more nerdy and nuanced. The same class now has this on its tackboard:
The point here is to get sympathetic liberals to hand-wring over military spending.
Except it’s a lie. It conveniently omits about 2/3 of federal spending!
Here’s a truer picture of federal spending:
(image source: Wikipedia image and article)
It’s more like 20% of federal spending!
Now, to be frank, while I believe in a strong defense, I am uncomfortable that the United States alone accounts for about 40% of worldwide defense spending. I’d like to scrutinize our defense spending, but I’m not going to lie about it with convenient numbers.
And I’m also not going to lie and slander in church.