White House Defends Ripping Children From Parents as "Very Biblical"

16 June, 2018, 19:17 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego. Sessions said June 11 that immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum

"I do think it is important to say that Romans:13 does not affirm what is going on in the status quo", Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, told Wolf Blitzer on CNN. The barbaric effort is part of the "zero tolerance" immigration stance that Trump campaigned on.

"Consistent, fair application of law is in itself a good and moral thing and that protects the weak, it protects the lawful", Sessions said.

"I know it's hard for you to understand even short sentences I guess", she said, before going on to blame "loopholes" created by the Democrats for the policy.

If Republicans really wanted to tackle the issue of separating families, they could bring a bill to the House floor on an expedited basis, Pelosi said, adding that she sees no prospect for a legislative fix in the Republican-controlled Congress in an election year.

Jackson was also critical of Sessions, saying in the past, Bible verses have been used to justify various atrocities.

Sessions accused the city of coddling unsafe criminals and refusing to turn them over to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials when requested.

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing that she wasn't fully aware of Sessions' comments, but "I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law - that is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible".

Friday morning Tony Suarez, the executive vice president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and one of the president's faith advisors, chastised the administration with a tweet: "God have mercy on those that seem so nonchalant to the plight of children being separated from their parents".

That didn't resonate with many people - like Late Show host Stephen Colbert - who urged Sessions to continue reading further in the Bible.

Despite Sessions' use of the Bible, various Christian groups have expressed outrage over the policy.

"This story was floated by someone within the White House", Ryan said. "Romans 13 doesn't simply mean we submit to the law".

Sanders to answer concerns over Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents at USA border. A growing number of Republicans are voicing their objections, too, and numerous Christian groups like the Southern Baptists opposed to the practice are generally supportive of President Donald J. Trump. If these families are looking for a way to stay together, here's an idea: "come to America through the legal immigration process rather than crossing the border illegally". And you throw children in cages.


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