Awwww, Religious Right. You knew it was coming. How can you quote your silly book to death — damn the gays! damn the whores! damn the people who don’t get down with Jesus! — and then, when you’re faced with an actual crisis of Biblical proportion, ignore it?
The one time I’d actually listen to your Bible.
For those of you who don’t know: somewhere around 70,000 children will show up at the United States’ Southern border this year, looking for a place to live. They’re running from drugs and gangs and child prostitution and all kinds of awful situation. They’re alone and scared. They just want a home.
Our Christian Right, suddenly, don’t want to quote their Bible.
They don’t want to use such loving phrases as “And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: [yea, though he be] a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.” (Leviticus 25:35) or “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in“. Nope.
Senator Marco Rubio, of Florida, says that we need to send them back.
Rubio, of course, is a Catholic (and has been a Mormon and a Baptist) and I’m pretty sure two of those religions follow the Bible.
The hypocrisy! It hurts! Someone, make it go away!
I know that taking care of these children will cost us money. I know that it will lead to more immigrants and more problems. But… if you’re going to follow religion, those problems should be secondary to God’s word.
picture from flickr, creative commons
[edited to specify which children]