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Posted June 24th, 2007 by E. Goodman

Controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is publicizing “Sicko,” his new movie about health care in the United States. During his appearance on the daytime talk show “The View,” Moore commented that because Jesus taught us to take care of the widows, orphans, and needy among us, perhaps we should start referring to universal health care (“socialized medicine”) as “Christianized medicine.”

It seems like a lot of believers I know are against public health care. I think that it’s a shame that people living in the United States (working people, at that!) can’t afford to go to the doctor when they’re sick. I find it odd that believers who don’t have a problem lobbying for the government to ban the things they’re against (homosexual marriage, abortion) would be opposed to government doing something that Christians should be in favor of (paying for the care of sick people).