It was once explained to me that it was unfair to call conservatives greedy and uncaring because they oppose welfare and other government programs to help the poor. You see, it was not that they did not care about the poor... they were just expressing a philisophical difference over the proper role of the government. The care of the poor should be left up to the churches, they said. That way people could choose how much to give and what kind of programs to support, rather than having those decisions foisted upon them by the government.
But now, we find conservative icon and rightwing hero Glenn Beck denouncing churches
that practice "social justice" and advocating that people abandon churches that do so.