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Migrant family separation is wrong

Published June 18th, 2018 by Bobby Henderson

The Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents is wrong and immoral.

Migrants arriving to the US with nothing, looking for a better life, deserve our respect and empathy. Families applying for asylum should not be treated as criminals. Of course.

It is good that some religious groups have been speaking out about this. I was impressed that the Methodists called it wrong. I agree that Jesus would be appalled.

But shame on you, the 75% of white evangelicals who continue to support this regime. You’ve shown who you are – please do not try to claim the moral high-ground again.



86 Responses to “Migrant family separation is wrong”

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  1. John the Sparrowist says:

    Agreed

  2. Waldo Kaine says:

    Agreed.
    I don’t care if congress stops it or Trump (riiiiight) makes a phone call.
    Everyone needs to say how wrong this is if they feel that way.

    Can our church offer any kind of sanctuary somehow as a church?
    Can ordained ministers grant sanctuary where they worship?
    We need to find out about this….CHEERS

  3. Altrana says:

    this religion is paying off more and more since i switched

  4. Nicholas Vockrodt says:

    You do realize that Obama was the one to enact the policy right? there are a bunch of photos of kids in foil blankets that are from 2014 but no one made a big deal about it because they liked obama, trump has done nothing to escalate it and has actually been working towards a solution

    • Barrett Fletcher says:

      No one cares who started it Nick. The only pertinent question is who’s going to stop it.

      • Captain Birdseye says:

        Barrett, that is the relevant question. However, family separation was ‘justified’ in the same way the US Supreme Court continues to erode Civil Liberties, using the specious rationale of ‘overwhelming need’. In short, it is not ‘intentional torture’, but, ‘defending America from becoming a caliphate’.
        You need a Pastafarian president to Make America Grate Again.

      • DumbLiberals says:

        Trump is doing more to stop it than the previous 3 administrations combined.

        Maybe shut up about things you’ve done no research on.

        • Captain Birdseye says:

          Paid trolling, ignorance of American history and rationalising the abuse of children, will never solve the issue of asylum seekers/immigrants. The ‘Good ‘ole days’ were built on immigrant labour; half of the Union’s Civil War soldiers were immigrants.

  5. Excelsior says:

    Trump is making a big mistake if he erects a wall along the border. If he really wants to MAGA then he should welcome all immigrants (and their children) with open arms. It’s the immigrants that Made America Great in the first place. If there were only Indians in America, it is certain that it would be a Third World Country! Don’t be afraid of population growth. China has 4 times the population that we have, and will be the No. One World power in the near future!

    • Captain Birdseye says:

      Excelsior, I’d prefer to live in a lightly populated country, with local, sustainable, resources.
      I understand that about a quarter of US citizens currently qualify as ‘poor’. I’m not sure how population growth addresses that.

  6. Excelsior says:

    Capt. BE,
    If you qualify US as “poor”, then how can you explain why millions of immigrants risk life and family to get into the US by hook or crook?

  7. Captain Birdseye says:

    Excelsior, except for fundies, I don’t understand why anybody would want to migrate to the USA, if they had the option of a European country or Canada. Guns and Bibles would deter me.

  8. Excelsior says:

    Capt. BE,
    As you know, all of South and Latin America, where the immigrants are coming from, are the last bastion of the Catholic Church, which has lost control of Europe already. When the Irish voted “YES” for abortion, the Pope didn’t do anything to help the “NO” party. He knew that he was going to lose anyway so he stayed away from the vote to save his face! The Pope sees the immigrants here as his “Fifth Column” to strengthen his control over the US. That’s why he is in favor of opening our borders!
    Here I would like to offer some advice for Francis, the political pope:
    People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones! How many immigrants has the Vatican taken in? So you say the Vatican is too small? Then use some of the thousands of tons of gold in your cellars to buy some land in the sparsly populated areas of the ME or North Africa and create a “promised land” for your beloved immigrants!

    • Bane says:

      Truly awful stuff Cuntselsior.

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