I joined other protesters at the Helena office of Rep. Greg Gianforte on Monday to object to the House tax bill. It is a cynical and sinful act that will ultimately hurt the most vulnerable among us. If enacted this is my prediction: [1] unfair and reckless tax cuts right away [2] soaring deficits [3] dismay and outcry over those deficits [4] a call to reduce spending, especially for social programs [5] the most vulnerable among us get hammered. Sunday's Gospel reading in most churches, by the way, concludes with these words: "Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." There you are, Mr. Gianforte. When you cheat the vulnerable you are stiff-arming the Lord.

The Very Rev. Stephen Brehe of Helena writes an occasional column for the Independent Record religion page and is the retired Dean of St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral

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