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Christian Leaders To Jeff Sessions: The Bible Does Not Justify Separating Families

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posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 09:55 AM
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So much for Trump and Sessions Christian values—THEY HAVE NONE.

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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.


People one day will look back and wonder(like Germans looked back in horror wondering how they could have ever supported Hitler) how they could have ever supported Trump.

The problem is with Hitler people didn’t have a choice mostly

Here Americans HAVE A CHOICE!




posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: Willtell


I don't know why anyone should be surprised that AG Sessions believes his positions are ordained by Jehovah god himself! You know that he was just waiting for a chance to pull out Romans 13 to waive in everyone's face! "Look at me! I'm Jeff Session, wrapped in a flag, draped about in piety, carrying a cross and a Bible. Respect my authority!"


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posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: Willtell

So you're saying that the US government should govern using Christian values?



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:09 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


originally posted by: Willtell
So much for Trump and Sessions Christian values—THEY HAVE NONE.



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posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:11 AM
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Oh please... these parents know full well the consequences of breaking the law, yet they choose to put their children at risk for the sake of their selfish choices. Can they not apply legally ? The fact that literally millions have gotten away with this crime is why there is such a constant dedication to dismissing laws, and putting children at risk.

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. Even Jesus said that following Him was more important than loyalty to unbelieving family members.

As sad as it is to see children being used as pawns by many who think it will give them easier access or more gov funds.. 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.
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posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:11 AM
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Sessions job is to follow the law! Personally I don't care for him. But if these so called Christians have an issue with the law, as so many of you do?


Have your elected officials in DC "Change the Law". Sessions job is to uphold it! Writing a law and changing it is all up to the SWAMP!

These people have known our immigration system has been broken for years but all they have done is kick the can down the road and use it as a political pawn. Both Dems and Republicans!


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posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:13 AM
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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.



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:14 AM
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This is so unreal, and some people are desperately defending it with everything they've got.

It's really sad to see.



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: Sheye



Can they not apply legally ?


Please tell me what that looks like, for people seeking asylum.



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.


Divine will or sin? Are asylum seekers being separted from their families by divine will or sin? Make up your mind.



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.


Exactly! The blames falls directly on President Trump and AG Session!



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: wheresthebody
This is so unreal, and some people are desperately defending it with everything they've got.

It's really sad to see.

"The road to hell is paved with good intention.".

I will take logic over feelings.



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:17 AM
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I saw Trump on the news this morning claiming this is a law put in by democrats, therefore he cannot change it.

What happened to executive orders, or even just undoing stupid laws, like a portion of some of the things he's already changed?
He can undo everything else Obama did, but not this?

Also, so much for separation of church and state 🙄



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: snowspirit


He isn't a dictator.

He can't just make up stuff and do it.


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posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:19 AM
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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.



Who here is running to religion?

OP stated that the Trump Administration does not exhibit the Christian values they pretend to hold ... how is that running to religion?

It's pointing out hypocrisy, using the prima facie witnesses of Christian leaders ... who should Willtell have cited, Muslim Mullas?

Sheesh.



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

No. What he is saying is you can not believe in Christian values, and at the same time, separate children from their parents just to punish the parents for coming here. Unless, of course, you're a hypocrite.



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:20 AM
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Sessions job is to follow the law!


Unfortunately, Jeff Sessions is not enforcing the law, he's interpreting it. He's interpreted that domestic abuse and gang violence are no long qualifications for asylum. He's interpreted the law to define families as "human traffickers". He's interpreted that the law of the land, the ACA is unconstitutional and has decided not to defend the "pre-condition" patient protections it offers.



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:20 AM
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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.



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Willtell

So you're saying that the US government should govern using Christian values?



You’re forgetting that Sessions is the one who says their following the Bible

You should direct your question to him


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posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:22 AM
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By that reasoning, we should never put Americans in jail when they break the law if they happen to have children.

There are many children in the US Foster care system because their parents are in prison.

About 5.1 million children in the US have an incarcerated parent.
www.aecf.org...

When parents break the law, children suffer. That's a fact.
But illegal immigration is... illegal.



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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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.



He's doing it legally.

And keeping families together would be easy.

Just stay on your side of the border and you won't get separated.



I am honestly getting so ####ing sick of this bullspit "it's for the children" tripe.


I guess it was okay when Obama was president, but now Trump and "It's for the children".

Bullspit!

It's an attempt to weaken our already crappy immigration laws.



posted on Jun, 16 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Yet if a politician adhered to Christian values and tried to make abortion illegal, there would be large piles of poo being emitted from anyone left of center.



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