Christian Group Calls Out Fellow Evangelicals Who Have Embraced Trump

Sessions cites Bible to justify immigration policy of separating kids from parents

Modal Trigger Border Patrol agents take a father and son from Honduras into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border. Getty Images

"He'd love for gay people to be in the closet again, and for me, not to have a microphone to be able to speak to anyone", the Illinois Democrat said earlier Wednesday at the progressive We the People Summit.

"They are the ones who broke the law, they are the ones who endangered their own children on their trek".

"Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum", Sessions wrote in his 31-page decision.

Speaking about Trump's immigration policy in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sessions pushed back against criticism of the policy from several quarters - including from the Church, with one cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church describing the current administration's decision of separating mothers from their children as "immoral", according to Time.

"It is unthinkable that the Trump administration wants to shut the door on victims of domestic violence". "Hey, don't bring God into this!"

"The Bible does not justify discrimination masked as racism, sexism, economic inequality, oppression or the abuse of children", said the council, leaders of the denomination.

"I am clarifying and amplifying the positions of the extremists, which I believe is very, very important, because when you don't do that, you allow for the creation of a fascist society", he said.

Colbert pointed out Sessions' selective reading of the Bible - just past the section the attorney general deployed as defense for ripping children from their parents is the famous passage about loving your neighbor.

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders seemed to reinforce this idea, saying during Thursday's press briefing that such sentiments about the need to obey the law are "repeated a number of times throughout the Bible".

There have been various debates over the years as to how exactly Romans 13 should be interpreted, but the larger point is that no matter how you interpret the bible, it should have absolutely no place in modern law-making. "I used to go to the police, but they didn't do anything".

In an interview with The Washington Post, John Fea, a professor of American history at Messiah College at Pennsylvania, said the verse was also used to support slavery in the 1840s and 1850s.

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What Paul was penning, Saler added, was meant to be a road map to living a gentler life full of charity, a stark contrast to how Paul would have viewed the empire.

"But taken as a whole, Romans stands as a counter to unjust government and unjust rule".

"If this President is not racist, then I don't know who is", he told NPR in March.

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