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"The Bible Is Trending Because It Was Just Used to Justify Ripping Babies from Their Mothers’ Arms and Putting Them in Interment Camps"

Posted on the 15 June 2018 by William Lindsey @wdlindsy

Because it needs to be documented: think of how documentation now allows us to see Catholic religious leaders in Germany and Austria, Catholic priests and nuns, raising their hands in Nazi salutes, blessing the Nazi state. We should never let ourselves forget what's possible: the bible, religion, can be used to justify almost any heinous practice under the sun, if people are willing to stoop to that use of the bible and religion:
The Bible is trending because it was just used to justify ripping babies from their mothers’ arms and putting them in interment camps. Christians have a name for this: blasphemy.— Rachel Held Evans (@rachelheldevans) June 14, 2018

Remarkable discussion of how the Bible supports family separation policy, according to Jeff Sessions and Sarah Sanders.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 14, 2018

Brian Karem to Sarah Sanders in the video above — her father is an ordained Southern Baptist minister: 
Come on, Sarah, you're a parent. Don't you have any empathy for what these people are going through? They have less than you do…. These people have nothing, they come to the border with nothing, and you throw children in cages. You're a parent! You're a parent of young children! Don't you have any empathy for what they go through?

Sarah Sanders: “It is very Biblical to enforce the law.”
Bible: “Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people.”— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 14, 2018

Trump and Sessions are ripping immigrant children from their mothers' arms, as once was done to my ancestors on the auction block. The true face of MAGA.— Eugene Robinson (@Eugene_Robinson) June 15, 2018

Sarah Sanders stands at the White House podium and repeats Trump's lie that there is a law requiring children to be taken from their parents at the border.
This is a lie, and they know it.
There is no law, it is Trump's policy. He started this, and he could stop it at any time.— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) June 14, 2018

Am I surprised that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions went right to the one Scripture passage that was the go-to passage for antebellum advocates of the slave power?
No.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 15, 2018

4. In response, defenders of slavery insisted on the duty to abide by the law—including the Fugitive Slave Act. They cited verses which stressed this duty, Romans 13:1 prominent among them. The resultant debates were fierce:— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) June 14, 2018

Thread on the white supremacist use of Romans 13 in defense of "law and order."
Of course, this is selective and hypocritical (why no Romans 13 for Obama?). Also, crossing a border to seek asylum is not illegal, and our treatment of asylum seekers violates international law.— Christopher Stroop (@C_Stroop) June 15, 2018

Disgraceful. Do not use St. Paul to justify unjust laws and acts of cruelty. St. Paul was an apostle not of laws (we are not justified by laws, he says in Romans), but an apostle of a person: Jesus Christ. The one who said, "I was a stranger and you did not welcome me" (Mt. 25).— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) June 14, 2018

Eugene Robinson, "Trump and Sessions have created prisons for Spanish-speaking children":
This week, reporters were allowed into that center, where nearly 1,500 boys were being held. Most were unaccompanied by adults when caught trying to cross the border; the rest, though no one would say precisely how many, had been taken from their parents. 
The center, a converted former Walmart, was clean and orderly, if overcrowded. The boys, ages 10 to 17, were well cared for — but could not leave. It was a prison for Spanish-speaking children. Trump and Sessions must be proud.

“The increase of children who are alone and in need of care at the border is the product of a new Trump administration policy that on May 7 began criminally prosecuting all adult migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border between ports of entry. “— emilyherrington 🌹 (@herringtopolis) June 15, 2018

This is a concentration camp for children.
Who is the tent manufacturer willing to profit from this?
Who is the bed manufacturer?
Who is the company willing to handle the data?
Who is the food supplier?
Who are the other companies willing to detain children for cash?— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) June 14, 2018

When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not wrong him. The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am your God.
Leviticus 19:33-34— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) June 14, 2018

Sarah Sanders: “It is very Biblical to enforce the law.”
Bible: “Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people.”— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 14, 2018

Charles Pierce, "We're Facing Yet Another Question About the Fundamental Moral Character of This Nation":
Once again, we're faced with a fundamental question about the moral character of the nation. Is the United States a place where official government policy dictates the children of migrants, many of whom come here seeking asylum to escape the chaos and violence ravaging their home countries, must be torn from their parents' arms and sent to a detention facility that resembles a jail? 
Last night, hundreds of children lay in their tiny beds in a cramped room in a giant warehouse. They saw the sun and the fresh air for just two hours that day. It may have been some time since they last spoke to their parents, and they had no idea when or if they'd see them again. They don't know how long they'll be there, or where they'll be sent when they're allowed to leave. They are surrounded by strangers, in a strange country where they do not speak the language and they may not have even wanted to go themselves. And the United States—its government and, we must admit to ourselves, its citizens—ensured that all this happened. 
There are new stains on the moral fabric of this nation every day. You have to wonder when the quilt will simply have changed color permanently.

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