Trump’s Attorney General Uses Bible To Justify Family Separation Policy

Cruelty justified: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using the Bible to justify the cruel practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border.

Speaking to law enforcement officials in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s new policy of separating children from their parents by claiming the immoral behavior is justified by the Bible.

Sessions is using the Bible to defend his new zero-tolerance policy which separates parents from their children. The new policy replaces the policy practiced by previous administrations of keeping families together while being held in detention.

An obviously defensive Sessions said:

If you cross the Southwest border unlawfully, then the Department of Homeland Security will arrest you and the Department of Justice will prosecute you. That is what the law calls for —and that is what we are going to do. Having children does not give you immunity from arrest and prosecution.

Illegal entry into the United States is a crime — as it should be. 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.

That’s right, Sessions is using the Bible to justify the Trump Administration’s cruel and inhumane policy of separating children from parents.

During his remarks the attorney general also called on religious leaders to “speak up strongly to urge anyone who would come here to apply lawfully, to wait their turn, and not violate the law.”

Reporting on the story, NBC notes the horror suffered by the children separated from their parents:

Many of the children separated from their parents have ended up in enormous facilities that more closely resemble prisons, where they spend 22 hours per day during the week locked inside overcrowded buildings.

But don’t worry, it’s Okay, because the Bible says it’s Okay.

Twitter was not kind to Sessions:

Bottom line: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using the Bible to justify the cruel practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Uses Bible To Justify Family Separation Policy (Image via Wikimedia)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Uses Bible To Justify Family Separation Policy (Image via Wikimedia)
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