Susan Hamill has made a name for herself in the mainstream media for her call for massive wealth redistribution through higher taxes on the wealthy.
Such calls are standard stuff in the mainstream media. What made hers different was this:
1. She is on the faculty of the University of Alabama Law School.
2. She made the call for tax confiscation in the name of Jesus.
If someone on the state’s academic payroll were to call for (say) laws against abortion in the name of Christianity, that person had better have tenure. Otherwise, he/she will be looking for work next year. Of course, it never happens. “Separation of church and state!”
In contrast, when a social gospel Christian calls for higher taxes on the rich in the name of Jesus, the mainstream media turn into the Amen corner.
The New York Times ran an article on this: “Biblical Taxation.”
There is nothing biblical about her principle of taxation. It is just baptized welfare state economics dressed in preachers’ robes. The Left has been pitching this since 1885.
You would be amazed at the exegetical weakness of her position. Yet she was awarded a master’s degree for this thesis by a supposedly conservative Protestant seminary. The lack of basic economic knowledge on today’s Protestant seminary faculties is appalling.
Note: you may hear similar ideas in your church. If so, you have a problem.
I have written a line-by-line, verse-by-verse refutation of her position. You can download it by clicking the link.