Certain sections of the Bible have historically been used by governments and others in authority to justify policies that result in increased suffering among the poor. Rev. Craig Mousin cites a verse from the Letter to the Romans that has recently been used by the United States Federal Government with that very result.
He points out that a fuller reading of that letter and of the Bible as a whole clearly shows examples of people of faith who have resisted authority in the name of justice and love.
Ask yourself: when making an important decision and seeking guidance from Scripture, do I verse-shop for a passage that will justify my previously held position, or do I look for that Spirit of Justice and Love, Wisdom and Compassion that hides within its pages?