United States government theocratic xenophobia


This video from the USA says about itself:

Rev. William Barber: Jeff Sessions Using Religion to Justify Family Separations Is “Biblical Heresy”

15 June 2018

More than 300 Catholic bishops have blasted the Trump administration’s immigration policies, calling for an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents and condemning Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s policy of ending the right of domestic violence survivors to seek asylum in the United States.

On Thursday, Sessions quoted the Bible to justify his department’s immigration policies. Sessions was speaking to an invitation-only crowd in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “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 the government for his purposes”, stated Sessions. Critics seized on his reference to Romans 13, noting it was a favorite passage of defenders of the Confederacy used to justify slavery. We speak to the Rev. William Barber.

3 thoughts on “United States government theocratic xenophobia

  1. The People’s Email Network, PO Box 35022, L.A., CA 90035

    The Trump administration is going out of its way to tear apart
    families seeking asylum in America. Children are being systematically
    torn from their mothers and piled into separate detention camps, or
    dumped in foster homes with people who have no idea of the
    circumstances of their separation.

    Call your members of Congress now. Demand and end to family
    separations, and while you’re at it demand that Congress finally vote
    on DACA.

    Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121

    Has anybody actually thought this through?

    What is going to happen to all these children, most of whom may never
    be reunited with their families? Will they be dumped on the streets
    of some other country they don’t know, with no idea where their
    relatives are? It is bad enough to deport working adults who aren’t
    hurting anyone else. Will they deport children with no means to
    support themselves?

    Or will these thousands and thousands of innocent children become the
    equivalent of orphaned additional Dreamers?

    Yes, we get it. The Republicans are trying to project as much
    heartless cruelty as they can to discourage immigration. And using
    the Bible to justify their meanness as well. They quote the Apostle
    Paul on the question of obeying secular law religiously. The last two
    times that passage was widely quoted it was to argue against the
    American revolution or to justify slavery just before the Civil War.

    What is this, Make America hypocritical again?

    All of this is happening in the context of the Republicans blocking
    even a vote on restoring DACA or protecting the Dreamers already
    living law abiding and contributing lives in America.

    What a shame we can’t deport Trump. He seems to have more affinity
    for countries with totalitarian dictators than he has for America.

    But the next best thing is to demonstrate your opposition to the
    cruelty and dishonesty of his policies, such as they are.

    Trump the Fraud bumper stickers: https://www.utalk.us/?g=1:SF

    Trump, YOU’RE Fired caps: https://www.utalk.us/?g=2:Y

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