Tag Archives: children

Thank you, Ted St.Godard

Editorial cartoonist, Ted St. Godard got fired for this cartoon. He was fired for doing what editorial cartoonists are paid to do. This is yet one more direct attack on the freedom of the press.

I applaud Ted St. Godard for keeping a bright light shining on the immorality and racist policies of the Trump administration. More of us need to do the same.

Today we celebrate Father’s Day. And thousands of parents, both mothers and fathers, are having their children ripped from them. Trump’s America is no longer a place of safety for those fleeing persecution or violence. We are now a place where unspeakable cruelty is perpetrated through immoral, racist (and I would add, illegal) policies designed to deter those seeking protection.

If ripping families apart and child concentration camps are necessary to make America great again, maybe we need to redefine greatness. I grow ever more ashamed of my elected leaders for their complicity in supporting this corrupt administration

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.

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.