Americans have been told for decades that we need to have a complete and total separation of religion and government, including ignoring your religious beliefs during policy making when it comes to abortion and gay marriage. But when “children are being ripped away from their parents” at the border, the American media and Democrats have found the Bible to be a useful tool for bashing Christians.
Christian leaders were outraged, Attorney General Jeff Sessions responded by referencing his own Bible verse about following the law, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders agreed. Liberals and their media saw an opportunity, and an MSNBC host started quoting the Bible on-air.
The King James Bible has another verse that we can quote out of context for this immigration debate if we are so inclined:
Luke 2:7: “…there was no room for them in the inn.”
Why this matters:
If Americans, their politicians, and the media, were serious about this debate it would be about how illegal immigrants impact our society.
We’d talk about the impact on wages and the employment market.
We’d talk about how a person making minimum wage can‘t afford an apartment on their own.
But this isn’t about any of that.
It is about fighting President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown, and Donald Trump’s presidency in general. They want more immigrants because they view that as the future of their political power.
This isn’t about reason or even morality, it is about emotional manipulation.