Daily Archives: June 17, 2018

Dem Establishment Struggling to Match Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Momentum…


Date: June 17, 2018

01) Dem Establishment Struggling to Match Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Momentum


“Citation:
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/11/obama-2020-elections-sanders-warren-635165

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/06/08/democratic-donors-push-mark-warner-to-run-in-2020.html

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bernie-sanders-face-donald-trump-185047787.html

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/09/nyregion/democrats-2020-donors.html

Republicans Using Slave Owners’ Favorite Bible Verse To Justify Child Prisons…


Date: June 17, 2018

01) Republicans Using Slave Owners’ Favorite Bible Verse To Justify Child Prisons


“Clearly disturbed by the widespread moral outcry against the Trump administration’s decision to separate children from their parents at the U.S. border, Attorney General Jeff Sessions used a Biblical passage on Thursday to justify extreme immigration enforcement. “I would like to cite to you the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13,” Sessions said in a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sessions went on to insist that the Bible argues Christians must “obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order.”

It’s fitting that Sessions turned to Romans 13. The text has a long track record of being used by Christians attempting to defend immoral public policy. In the 1850s, when slave masters paid preachers and public theologians to defend the plantation economy against abolitionists, Romans 13 was one of the most cited texts of slaveholder religion as well.

Citation:
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/bible-verse-jeff-sessions-used-defend-immigration-crackdown-once-also-ncna883676