Hey, if I fire in one direction, I may as well fire in the other as well, right?
While I think liberal Christians tend to really go wrong, and more dangerously wrong - any unjustified invocation of the Men With Guns is pretty damn dangerous, spiritually and otherwise - I also think conservative Christians have a blind spot of their own. The problem is, while the liberal Christians run the risk of warping the commands of Christ, the conservative practically forgets that there's a command of Christ they should be following.
I'm not talking about 'forgetting that giving to the poor is a command of Christ' or 'forgetting to personally give to the poor', though those are risks, at least in a practical sense. But the very idea of looking at a billionaire and encouraging them to - even willfully - part with their money for the sake of the poor? Conservative christians tend to choke there. Isn't that a liberal thing, telling people what to do with their money? Well, no. A liberal thing is aiming a gun at someone and taking their money, spending said money, and then talking about how generous they were to give all that money away. A conservative tells the person with millions or billions in assets that they should be using some of that money to help people who need it.
Now, this is where things get complicated: there is a difference between 'giving money to the poor' or 'helping out the less fortunate' and 'giving money to charity'. I'll have more to say about this in the future, but just to give a hint about what I mean, consider what corrupt Governor Blagojevich's master plan was to permanently install himself as a wealthy individual.