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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.

presidential priorities.

#BLOTUS has to have time to relax, right? We all know he’s under immense pressure. Surely his time on the golf courses cannot be seen as a dereliction of his presidential duties,  After all, who wants a duffer for their leader, right?

On the other hand, another 32 million dollars in aid to Puerto Rico would surely demonstrate a compassionate and caring side of this pumpkin-hued moron that the world has never seen. But, to be fair, I guess that the world can never see what is not there.

me too!

In a world blessed with far more than enough resources to feed all of our human family, there’s no reason for even one child to go to bed hungry. Yet, we know that almost 20,000 children die every day from hunger and hunger-related illnesses.

I totally agree with Rivera Sun’s thoughts on the shamefulness of excessive wealth in a world where children are allowed/are forced to die of hunger. Those with excessive wealth are complicit in those children’s deaths.

No one needs to die from hunger. We have the resources to prevent hunger. All that is required is basic morality, compassion and a sense of justice. Sadly, all three appear to be lacking among most of the excessively rich.

Maybe that’s why Jesus said that it was so difficult for the wealthy to inherit the Kingdom of God. What do you think?

misplaced priorities

Whose priorities?:

Many people still fail to realize that  food security is intractably interwoven into our global security. A hungry world is an insecure world. Global security would be greatly enhanced by ensuring that hunger is eradicated in our lifetime.

The cost of ending hunger is actually almost insignificant. This is true when measured against just the military spending of the United States, not even factoring in the defense budgets of the other developed countries of the world.

Ending hunger should be a major strategy in achieving a safer and more secure world. It’s not as sexy as billion dollar bombers, but it is far more moral and a a hell of a lot more cost effective.

it’s all about our priorities, isn’t it?

All one has to do to see what is important to a person is to look at their checkbook. We spend our money on what’s important to us, don’t we?

Our federal budget reflects the values of our nation. What is very clear is that the values reflected by our spending do no match up with the values of Christ. The way our government spends our money (and remember, the government does what we direct them to do), reflects the values of selfishness, greed and fear. And none of these are Christian values.

We can act as if we are disciples of Jesus Christ, but our checkbook says we talk better than we follow.

“set my people free”

All this, plus a bloated military budget that is larger than the next five highest  countries combined. Surely there are others who agree that we need a serious readjustment of our priorities.

It is starting to remind me of Egypt before the exodus. Where is Moses when you need him?

the truth hurts

Our military budget is larger than the next five countries combined. Am I the only one who considers that excessive?

What does that say about our priorities? Surely, the military budget could be cut 10-20% without the world as we know it coming to an end. Those savings could then be invested in education and upkeep for our aging infrastructure.