Saturday, June 16, 2018

“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order. Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful.”
-- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, this week, explaining (what he claims to be) the Biblical justification for Trump's "zero tolerance" policy toward undocumented immigrants, which includes detaining children as well as adults and separating children from their parents.

“I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law. That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible."
-- White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' response, this week, to press questions about Sessions' statement.

If you are a pastor who will be delivering a sermon tomorrow morning and you do not plan to speak out against this egregious misuse of the Bible by government officials for the purpose of justifying the mistreatment of immigrants, you should probably go find a different job. If you don't understand why it is an egregious misuse of the Bible, you should definitely go find a different job.


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