Thursday, February 13, 2003
God and Caesar
There is a lawyer in Alabama who has sparked a tax protest based on the fact that her state has the smallest amount level of tax-free income. Families of four with as little as $4,600 of income are subject to tax. What makes Susan Pace Hamill's case interesting is that she voiced her concerns on theological grounds in a law review article. Her article has evidently created a whirlwind of activity among evangelicals and politicians, and especially among evangelical politicians. She makes a "least of these" argument involving how to rightly care for the poor. God and Taxes -- it is a relationship that we've trying to figure out for 2,000 years now. Hamill's argument is a step in that direction.