Jeff Session invokes the Apostle Paul to defend ripping children out of the arms of their parents at the border.

By | 2018-06-16T05:30:05+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , , |17 Comments

Courtesy of Buzzfeed:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday pointed to the Bible to justify the Trump administration’s policy of separating undocumented immigrant parents from their children. In doing so, Sessions said all laws are ordained by God and that having children does not protect people from prosecution.

“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,” he said in a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “If you cross the Southwest border unlawfully, then the Department of Homeland Security will arrest you and the Department of Justice will prosecute you. Having children does not give you immunity from arrest and prosecution.”

He added that the US “goes to extraordinary lengths” to protect children while their parents go through the court process.

“Extraordinary lengths” in this case appears to be placing them in tent cities on the blistering Texas heat and treating them like inmates in a Joe Arpaio prison. 

The Bible verse that Sessions quoted is problematic all on its own:

But Romans 13 has an even longer history as a cudgel against civil disobedience. It was hotly debated in revolutionary America when some pastors withdrew from revolt because they believed Romans 13 mandated it. (Contemporary conservative Bible teacher John MacArthur has written that the Revolution defied Paul’s instruction, and therefore “the United States was actually born out of a violation of the New Testament principles.”) In the 19th century, defenders of slavery argued that Romans 13 mandated obedience to the Fugitive Slave Act. In the 1930s and 1940s, some European church leaders used the passage to encourage submission to Hitler. White Christians in apartheid South Africa frequently used it to defend the status quo.

Can’t even pretend to be surprised that a member of his administration would justify a Trump policy by quoting from a Biblical passage that was also used to justify submission to Adolph Hitler and defend Apartheid.

Later White House spokeswoman and part-time Biblical scholar Sarah Huckabee Sanders also defended tearing immigrant families apart.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

“It is very biblical to enforce the law, that is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible,” Sanders said.

I missed the Bible quote, “Thou shalt take the children of immigrants who dareth to cross thy borders.” 

Is that in the King James version?

Or is this from the version that only Republicans see in which Jesus refuses to heal any of those lazy lepers until they get a job, and preaches that everybody should love one another so long as they speak the same language and have the same colored skin?

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 15, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

    They are quoting the bible, what hypocrites. And what about thou shall not lie.

    Jesus would be very mad that these losers.

    Also I heard on CBC, that they are using empty Walmart supercenters as their concentration camps for kids. This was a center for boys, they are “playing” on the loading docks, nice and safe

    They let the boys out 2 hours/day, the journalist asked where the girls and babies were being kept and didn’t get a response.

    I also say BS to Huck a Liars excuse that the Democrats left in this loophole. Just because there is a loophole doesn’t mean they have to use it .

    There is a special place in hell for trump and all of his cohorts.

  2. Dee Brown June 15, 2018 at 11:59 am - Reply

    And where are the million women marchers who had Their photo-op 1/21/2016 in D.C.?
    Time To saddle-up ladies!

    • anon June 16, 2018 at 5:44 am - Reply

      And the pediatric nurses. We each need to use a week of vacay and get down there and make sure these kids are fed and hydrated and nurtured. ANYONE has any leads on groups going down, please post.

  3. Anonymous June 15, 2018 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Skipped right by The Sermon On The Mount, did he?! Eye roll.
    Well, even the Old Testament: “The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself.”
    Leviticus 19:34

    • Anon June 15, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      Hate to say this. Do you really think it was Hitler’s idea of concentration camps? May be someone from Germany was full of venom and wanted payback.
      Guess if they think your dead, might as well, right. Look at who was around Adolf from start to death. You’ll see.

  4. Anonymous June 15, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    I thought I couldn’t get angrier at these fuckers, but now I am.

    Rudy just called Joe Biden a “mentally deficient idiot”. You’re fucking kidding me!

    • Anonymous June 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm - Reply

      Remember when $arah was trying to voice her expertise in the veep debate, and he just Cheshire cat GRINNED at her in response?
      I am sure he is doing the same now. When you’ve got nothing else, call names! The Toddler Administration.

      • Anon June 15, 2018 at 10:48 pm - Reply

        Toddler Administration! Perfect!
        Haha. I will pass this On! Funny!

      • anonymous June 16, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

        Alaska had the Tawdler Administration in charge 2006 to July 3, 2009? Amirite?!

        lol!

    • Anonymous June 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      In grade school our response would be,it takes one to know one rudy.

      Between trump and rudy(both serial adulters) who likes to hear themselves talk more.

  5. Anonymous June 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the perspective 3:25! I needed it!

    • Anonymous June 15, 2018 at 4:01 pm - Reply

      Anytime!

  6. Anonymous June 15, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    I hope to see the day when Trump and his evil administration get theirs. And Putin too. But this atmosphere right now seems to be in favor of the most corrupt there is. When they start to use to the bible to justify their evil doings then it’s time to be very leery.

  7. Skunkcabbage June 15, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Session’s is going to a very, very Special Hell.

  8. aon June 16, 2018 at 5:45 am - Reply

    Whatever.
    in a few hundred centuries, stoopid surviving mutant humans will be following the Harry Potter series as gospel.

  9. Beaglemom June 16, 2018 at 5:53 am - Reply

    Stephen Colbert had a great idea. On Father’s Day, men should contact their Congress persons. It’s easy. Google the name and the website will come up and you can write an email message. The subject is usually available as “immigration.” It doesn’t have to be long but make it to the point.

  10. Anonymous June 16, 2018 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    You mean the FALSE apostle? The apostle that never even met Chist? The man who self-proclaimed himself an apostle in order to profit and push his own misogynistic agenda? The man who was a Puritan before there were Puritans? Not to mention the fact that the so-called “writings” of Paul have been analysed and many were forged. Analysts say many different authors have written what is attributed to “Paul.” Then there is the whole agenda of the MEN who decided what would and would not be included in the bible.

    If you really want to use the fairy tale book, then you have to look beyond the short and/or partial passages these pharisees and false prophets are citing to support their agenda of hatred and bigotry.

    There is a YUGE reason the founding fathers separated religion and government. What we’re seeing is a real life example of why they did it.

    Where are the media who are supposed to be calilng out these liars and hypocrites?

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