A new documentary by Deidox Films tells the true story of church communities rising to protect the poor from predatory loans. The Ordinance documents an unprecedented battle in Texas towns to protect their citizens from predatory lenders. In a time when political disillusionment is growing, this story serves as an important example of how the best, and worst, of our political system can unite a community. You can learn more about the stark reality of predatory loans, what local politics is (and is not) doing to about them, and the stand that church ministries are taking with these Christianity Today articles and podcasts:
- Christians Say Predatory Payday Loans Are SinfulHere's how many US believers use such loans, and what they think the maximum interest should be.
- How a Texas Church Drove Out the Predatory Loan IndustryFor one Garland pastor, living out the gospel means collective political action.
- How a Twitter Feud over Same-Sex Marriage May Doom Payday LendingAn unlikely friendship joins Christian efforts to battle high-interest loans.