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.
The real reason Trump yells “fake news” and constantly denigrates the press is that the press refuses to allow his lies, his racism, his ignorance and his sexual misconduct to be ignored. The press continues to show the real Trump to the world.
Trump flees from the press like a roach flees from the light, and for the exact same reason. Once decent folks see the ugly reality that is Trump they want to spray insecticide to rid their surroundings of such a loathsome creature.
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.
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.