‘Pro-life’ evangelical pastors claim Trump’s concentration camps for immigrant kids are “God’s will.”
Christianity has always been an excuse for cruelty and ignorance. The fact that so-many Christians support Donald Trump and his deplorable concentration camps for immigrant children only reinforces this notion.
MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle spoke with a group of evangelical Christian pastors who support Trump’s concentration camps for immigrant kid. Their answers were appalling.
Reporting on the crisis for MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Ruhle said that evangelicals “stand with the president because they believe his ideology supports their overall values.”
Defending the deplorable practice, Pastor Bill Sutton of Trinity Baptist in McAllen, Texas, explained to Ruhle that Trump is a minister of God for the righteous. Sutton said:
Blind faith is how you have to trust the Lord.
But the Lord and elected officials are two different things.
The “pro-life” pastor replied:
But they are ministers of God for the righteous. I don’t believe any person is in any office that God has not allowed it to be there.
I’ve kind of put my trust somewhere. I can’t solve it and so I’m trying to believe that the government will do that which is right because they are ministers of God for righteousness sake.
Taking a different tact, North Carolina Pastor Mike Jones said he didn’t believe the images of children in concentration camps are real:
I don’t believe it. I think it’s all a big lie. Like I said, I don’t think that’s happening. I don’t think that the people who are so-called being separated are what the news is portraying them to be.
Another “pro-life” North Carolina evangelical pastor, Mike Purdue, blamed the parents:
It’s the parents, the parents who bring their children to the border to violate the law.
Bottom line: Many “pro-life” pastors are supporting Trump’s cruel and inhumane policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.
(H/T Raw Story)