Sessions Cites The Bible To Justify Immigrant Family Separations

Sessions Cites The Bible To Justify Immigrant Family Separations:  Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders both cited the Bible to explain why the Trump administration has launched a policy of separating children from their immigrant parents seeking entry into the United States.  Gee, perhaps someone ought to remind Sessions and the Republicans that these children they’re throwing into “tent cities” - used to be fetuses?

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Comment by moki ikom on June 15, 2018 at 10:54pm

Sessions is on to something really, just look at what Zionists have gotten in Palestine as a result of their biblical claims. 

Comment by Ron Powell on June 15, 2018 at 11:57pm

When the Bible is cited as justification for taking a certain action, it's a clear sign that there is an element of malfeasance in the action being taken...

A correct and just course of action would not require biblical support either in its inception or undertaking....

When the Bible is misused in this fashion, it is not as a rationale or justification, but as a cosmetic being applied in an attempt to hide or cover that which cannot be justified at all....

Comment by koshersalaami on June 16, 2018 at 5:15am

Citing the Bible in such a case is not following God but committing a crime and then using the Bible to try and force God to be his accomplice. I don’t know what is religiously worse than trying to turn God into a criminal. 

Comment by Doc Vega on June 16, 2018 at 6:29am

Why should America taxpayers fund illegal immigrants and refugees many of whom don't even want to be in the US to begin with? Sessions was quoting the Bible in terms of obeying the law of nations, laws that are the sword of God's rule over the corrupt nature of man! Connect the dots!

Comment by Johnny Robish on June 16, 2018 at 6:52am

Gee, I wonder if you felt the same way when then Obama Administration was in power?

Comment by Anna Herrington on June 16, 2018 at 7:36am

If you really want to get into the Bible for quotes on laws -- even though the Bible has *nothing* to do with law in the U.S. thanks to separation of church and state, and even though (and especially) these people actually don't care one bit about what the Bible says unless it happens to foster excuse for their cruelty -- not to mention if you're talking about God's rule, the Second Commandment...Second: just past loving God and before honoring your parents, even..... says to love our neighbor as ourselves, not take their children and put them in cages (unless that's how you 'love' your own, I suppose):

Isaiah 10:1-3

10 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,
making widows their prey
    and robbing the fatherless.
What will you do on the day of reckoning,
    when disaster comes from afar?
To whom will you run for help?
    Where will you leave your riches?

Isaiah 59:4-5

No one calls for justice;
    no one pleads a case with integrity.
They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies;
    they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.
They hatch the eggs of vipers
    and spin a spider’s web.
Whoever eats their eggs will die,
    and when one is broken, an adder is hatched.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15  (you know, *two* Corinthians...   pffft.)

13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

Leviticus 19:33-34

“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself.."

Hebrews 13:1-2

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Leviticus 25:35

“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.
Comment by Anna Herrington on June 16, 2018 at 7:36am
I saw a tweet last week that said:  I think all immigrants (and we could expand that from immigrants pretty easily) ought to wear T shirts that say: 
"I used to be a fertilized egg, now do you care?"
Comment by koshersalaami on June 16, 2018 at 10:19am

What Sessions was defending with the Bible is unconscionable. There is nothing in the law that necessitates forcibly (or by deception - saying they’re being taken away to be bathed - as my wife pointed out, doesn’t that sound just a little too much like ‘you’re just going to take a shower for delousing”? As she also pointed out, take a look at what those multiple bunks stacked on top of each other look like) separating parents from children. That’s voluntary on the Trump administration’s part. 

Anna is right. By the way, in the first five books of the Old Testament, the holiest by far to Jews because that’s the Torah, the one issue that is mentioned more times than any other is treatment of the stranger. 

Comment by Ron Powell on June 16, 2018 at 10:50am

Xenophobia as we understand is derived from the ancient Greek word/concept:

Xenia (Greek: ξενία, translit. xenía, meaning "guest-friendship") is the ancient Greekconcept of hospitality, the generosity and courtesy shown to those who are far from home and/or associates of the person bestowing guest-friendship. The rituals of hospitality created and expressed a reciprocal relationship between guest and host expressed in both material benefits (such as the giving of gifts to each party) as well as non-material ones (such as protection, shelter, favors, or certain normative rights).

The Greek god Zeus is sometimes called Zeus Xenios in his role as a protector of guests. He thus embodied the religious obligation to be hospitable to travelers. Theoxeny or theoxeniais a theme in Greek mythology in which human beings demonstrate their virtue or piety by extending hospitality to a humble stranger (xenos), who turns out to be a disguised deity (theos) with the capacity to bestow rewards. These stories caution mortals that any guest should be treated as if potentially a disguised divinity and help establish the idea of xenia as a fundamental Greek custom.[1] The term theoxenia also covered entertaining among the gods themselves, a popular subject in classical art, which was revived at the Renaissance in works depicting a Feast of the Gods...


Comment by moki ikom on June 16, 2018 at 10:54am

Addressing dVega's above question: "Why should America taxpayers fund illegal immigrants and refugees many of whom don't even want to be in the US to begin with?"

Why? Because, as with Syria, Libya, Iraq and the Middle East North Africa generally, the United States-funded when not as well sponsored and directed destabilization aims and policies were/are the prime fractor creating refugees fleeing their U.S.-destabilized homelands.  Aside from being responsible for the creation of such refugees in the first place, were the United States living up to the high moral and ethical standards it espouses (at least at for awhile in the past christian century) the United States would help restore refugees' homelands toward secure and viable stability worthy of being called 'home'. 


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