Texas Bishops Suck Up to Donald Trump

Texas Bishops Suck Up to Donald Trump June 20, 2018

Oh well, the Bishops won’t offend the big GOP donors in their various conferences. Money does talk, after all. And big money shouts “Don’t diss Trump–he has filled my pockets with money.” 

Texas is, after all, a GOP bought and sold state. And so apparently all our Bishops are equally bought and sold.

Yeah, I’m about as angry as I’ve ever been.


Texas Bishops bought and sold by big money


In a joint letter just released by the five Texas Bishops of The United Methodist Church, they “commend” Donald Trump for taking the action that ends his administration’s policies for separating immigrant children and for Trump’s “putting the needs of these children at the forefront.”

Good God, what are they thinking?

I am relieved beyond words to be a retired clergy person. I can say what I think without worrying about being punished. I have, over the years, paid mightily for having spoken truth, but this time, I’m free to say whatever I want,

I feel for the clergy under appointment whose fate is in the hands of such a group of men.

These men, Bishop Michael McKee, North Texas Conference,  Bishop Scott J. Jones, Texas Conference,  Bishop Robert Schnase, Rio Texas Conference Bishop Michael Lowry, Central Texas Conference, and  Bishop Earl Bledsoe Northwest Texas Conference do indeed “commend” the person whose policies have wrought so much harm to so many that the damage may never be undone to these vulnerable children.

They “commend” him for finally realizing he is suddenly not popular anymore and needs to take action for which he will inevitably blame someone else for the evil promulgated by this administration that intentionally caused the harm and chaos.

Yes, the Bishops indeed say all the right things about protecting children. But gosh, this fantastic action for which they have “commended” him means enforcement officials can still lock up the children, although not in separate baby jails, as long as they are with their parents.

More, they can lock them up forever. How? Because it also includes instructions for getting rid of laws that forbid them from locking up children more than 20 days.

I wonder how many keys to various detainment cells will just get lost in this process.

Oh well, the Bishops won’t offend the big GOP donors in their various conferences. Money does talk, after all. And big money shouts “Don’t diss Trump–he has filled my pockets with money.”

Texas is, after all, a GOP bought and sold state. And so apparently all our Bishops are equally bought and sold.

Yeah, I’m about as angry as I’ve ever been.


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