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“It goes against pretty much the entire Bible in the ethos of Jesus, and it’s deeply un-Christian.”
WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to think Jesus would love his policy of separating immigrant families at the border.
Christian leaders say otherwise.
“While protecting our borders is important, we can and must do better as a government, and as a society, to find other ways to ensure that safety,” Cardinal Daniel Nicholas DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in a statement. ”Separating babies from their mothers is not the answer and is immoral.”
“Disgraceful,” the Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the late and influential Rev. Billy Graham and a supporter of President Donald Trump, said in a Tuesday interview. “It’s terrible to see families ripped apart, and I don’t support that one bit.”
Even Sessions’ own church, the United Methodist Church, is rejecting what he is doing.
“Tearing children away from parents who have made a dangerous journey to provide a safe and sufficient life for them is unnecessarily cruel and detrimental to the well-being of parents and children,” reads a statement signed by Bishop Kenneth Carter, president of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church.
Sessions has drawn widespread condemnation for his “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, which separates children from their parents so the adults can be criminally prosecuted for crossing the border without documentation. But the attorney general hit another nerve Thursday when he claimed the Bible justifies his actions.
Can they not apply legally ?
As far as your BS Christian reasoning here... the bible has quite a few examples of families being torn apart and because of divine will.
lets put the blame where it belongs. On the adults who don’t seem to care enough for these children, and who often use them for their own nefarious purposes.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: seeker1963
It's ironic that so many cry, "Separation of church and state!" yet run to religion when it suits their ideological goals.
Sessions job is to follow the law!
originally posted by: snowspirit
a reply to: DBCowboy
We keep hearing about how he's changing stuff Obama did, so why not.
Keeping families together is hardly something to complain about.