Category Archives: Hunger & Poverty

US Concentration Camps…for children

Somebody has to stop Trump! Not just trump! The entire administration!

This is a new low, even for an administration I thought could get no lower. Our nation has always had a policy of granting refuge to those seeking protection and asylum. Not any more; not under Trump.

Now we rip children from parents. We separate families asking for protection. We add to their trauma and their misery. Now we incarcerate them in concentration camps.

This is what Trump and his supporters call “Making America Great Again.”

 

Migrant Child Detention – WWJD

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Both the Jewish and the Christian faiths makes it clear that we are to welcome the stranger, and provide special care for the weak among us. The current polices of intentionally splitting up families, especially of those seeking asylum in our country, are profoundly wrong.

Regardless of the purpose of such policies, ripping children away from their parents and detaining them in mass incarceration centers cannot be justified. Where is the outrage from people of faith at such intentional trauma to innocents?

Far too much of evangelical Christianity has become a cult of blind praise and support of the current president’s golden calf racist policies. It is time to again ask WWJD. It certainly would not be to split children from their mothers and put them into kennels.

what we truly need

And it still needs to be said in 2016.

These words by Bobby Kennedy we true when he spoke them in 1968.  Today, over 50 years later, they still resonate. Truth is a light that shines down through history undimmed by corrupt leaders espousing hatred and racism. What we really need in our country are true leaders willing to work for justice rather than enriching themselves and toeing the party line.

in the face of evil

There are those who refuse to see. There are those that look the other way. There are those too busy to care. Then there are those who actively endorse and support this evil.  In the final analysis…they are all the same. Silence in the face of evil is complicity.