Jeff Sessions attempted to use the bible to justify breaking up immigrant families and his own church is having none of his nonsense.
In his original statement Sessions said:
“Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to 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. Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful.”
Now, the United Methodist Church is calling on the Attorney General to reverse course. The statement from the church says Sessions is a “fellow United Methodist” who has lost his way.
“Jesus is our way, our truth, our life. The Christ we follow would have no part in ripping children from their mothers’ arms or shunning those fleeing violence. It is unimaginable that faith leaders even have to say that these policies are antithetical to the teachings of Christ,” the statement says.
The church continues: “Christian sacred texts should never be used to justify policies that oppress or harm children and families.”
The UMC took a big step in separating itself from the Trump administration, unlike Evangelicals who have found every reason under the sun to justify the President’s various affairs, hate-filled speeches, and numerous other actions.
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.