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]



Tori Parker

Tori is a high school English teacher from Ohio (insert cheerleader kick here)! She is emphatic! She is skeptical! She is nifty! Her boyfriend says that they can get a potbellied pig someday and name him Bacon. She has a little boy whose pseudonym is SC, although he has recently asked that his name be changed to Henry. When asked for a comment to add on this bio, he asked, "Why do we sound like a bad '70's cop show?" So there's that.

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  1. Which two? I feel like Mormons and Catholics each share skepticism for the Bible. The Mormons replace it with their own book, and the Catholics with their heirarchy.

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