Payday loans are an evil that take advantage of people in need. I was so happy to see this headline, as this is the sort of thing I wish Christians were known for.
When people, such as students at Penn State Berks, hear “Christian”, many words come to mind. Some of these words are positive: loving, caring, friend. But too often these words are negative: hypocrite, judgmental, anti-gay, anti-science.*
What if this was the sort of thing people thought of when they heard “Christian”?
I had a vague memory of writing about payday loans before, and it turns out I did back in August, 2013: Collecting Interest on Loans, Sinful?
And of course, the brilliant John Oliver did a whole segment on the evils of payday lending which is both hilarious and informative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDylgzybWAw
*CSF did a survey back in the fall so I am not just guessing here, these really are the words people think of.