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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bullshit bible backup



Jeff Sessions and Sarah Sanders both have used a bible passage, Romans 13:1-7, to justify the Trump administration's immigration policy of ripping children from the arms of their mothers and detaining them in kennel-like conditions. As one reporter in the video above points out, that notorious bit from Paul has been used in the US in the past to justify the rule of King George and to justify slavery. Any Christian would know the bible suggests we care for strangers and foreigners and immigrants, not harass them.

In defense of separating immigrant families, Sessions cites same Bible passage used to defend slavery

[...] “Overwhelmingly, Scripture causes families to be kept together,” said Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition. “Overwhelmingly Scripture causes us to defend families. As Evangelicals, we have a doctrine to be a pro-family-values people, you know. The Bible calls us to be pro-family, and I personally find it deeply lamentable that we are separating children from their parents at the border or anywhere.”

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At a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday, the nation’s Catholic leaders strongly condemned the administration’s immigration policies as immoral, with one bishop going so far as to suggest that Catholics who help carry out the Justice Department’s policies are violating their faith and perhaps should be denied Communion ...


More: What the Bible says about welcoming refugees

2 Comments:

Anonymous Dyan said...

This is spiritual abuse and it's utterly rage inducing. I read on CNN that a mother had her baby taken away while she was in the middle of breast feeding. Have they no empathy or grace at all?

6:01 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

I don't think they do have any empathy for others, especially others that are not exactly like themselves. The Republicans in congress could stop this but they are too spineless and selfish to cross Trump. Trump could stop it but I believe he's loving it.

9:18 PM  

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