6/16/18

Hypocrite Nancy Pelosi Calls Religious People Hypocrites For Not Opposing Immigration Policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about immigration
to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana
on Thursday. (Mike Moore/Journal-Gazette/AP)
Nancy Pelosi hates it when people quote the Bible. 
Many Democrats do.

They tend to treat religion as they treat the Constitution: They hate it unless they can selectively pluck part of it to suit their momentary requirements.

When they find a suitable bit, they twist its meaning to progress their agenda.

BizPac Review reports that "Pelosi lambasted [US Attorney General] Sessions for quoting the Bible and chastised people of faith for not calling for a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. She also criticized him for not demanding an end to the separation of children from families of illegal immigrants during the prosecution of adults. Pelosi’s comments came in light of President Donald Trump’s stated refusal on Friday to sign an immigration bill that House Republicans were finalizing."


But California Democrat Pelosi went on to hypocritically accuse Sessions of -- hypocrisy. It should be remembered that under President Obama, a Democrat, tens of thousands of children of immigrants were separated from their parents. In 2013 alone, 72,410 immigrants who claimed one or more U.S.-born children in 2013 were deported. In just one year. By Obama's I.C.E.

"The very hypocrisy of the Attorney General to quote the Bible," said Pelosi, "the hypocrisy of all people of faith in our country not to clamor for what the administration is doing to end — whether it’s to deprive the dreamers of the respect they deserve or whether its taking babies away from their mothers and fathers."

That's rich. Pelosi is a leader of the Democrat Party, the same party that booed God at their 2012 presidential convention, complaining that Sessions should be more faithful to the teachings of the Bible. Talk about hypocrisy; telling others to obey the Lord's word when she and her party deny His existence. Pelosi seems to think (erroneously) that the Bible requires citizens of a nation to disobey their own laws and to not protect their own borders.

Sessions -- and Trump -- say that illegal aliens and their children are separated upon entering by existing law. Democrats deny that, but they have short (or selective) memories. Or maybe they never read this article at Vox.com....
Unaccompanied children who are caught crossing into the US are supposed to stay in the custody of Border Patrol agents for no more than 72 hours. During that time, they're screened by a Border Patrol officer.
Because the government was so overwhelmed by the influx in spring and summer 2014, many of these children were held in Border Patrol custody for more than 72 hours, or held in intermediate detention centers — some of which were makeshift spaces on military bases. When the number of children decreased at the end of summer 2014, the average amount of time children spent in Border Patrol custody dropped back to under 72 hours.
Once the Office of Refugee Resettlement receives a child, it's responsible for keeping the child in an HHS facility while it finds a relative or family friend who can take the child on. (The 2014 crunch made it difficult for HHS to screen relatives appropriately.) If no relative can be found, the child is placed in long-term foster care.
The whole kerfuffle began when AG Jeff Sessions defended the separation of children from their illegal alien parents. He did so in a speech to police officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Thursday, June 14. Sessions cited Romans 13 from the Bible, and reminded his “church friends” to that the Bible passage directs the faithful to obey a nation's laws.


Watch Sessions's full remarks here: https://youtu.be/REXqfluiO00
"Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves," Sessions said. "Consistent, fair application of law is in itself a good and moral thing, and it protects the weak." More at USA Today.

Romans 13 says, in part, "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves," and also, "They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience." (Source: NIV, biblia.com)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked by a reporter about Sessions' statement: "Where does it say in the Bible that it's moral to take children away from mothers?"

The Bible doesn't say that, of course, and Sanders said she didn't know about Sessions's comments. But she echoed Sessions. "It is very biblical to enforce the law," she said. "That is repeated throughout the Bible." She was surely referring to Romans 13.

To clarify: Jeff Sessions is in charge of enforcing existing laws. The separation of children from parents who break the law by entering the U.S. illegally is mandated by law, and that law was made before the Trump Administration took power. As has been widely reported throughout the Obama administration, that law was followed. Now it's the Trump Administration's turn to enforce the same law, but Trump Derangement Syndrome requires that the Democrats condemn POTUS for doing the same thing.

Some might see a contradiction for Democrats by disagreeing with the Bible. They are, essentially, the party of Big Government, yet they deny the very Bible that says that existing authorities "have been established by God." In a parallel universe, they would embrace the Bible because of it's legitimization of government's authority.

Another example of Democrat religious hypocrisy (and there are many, indeed) is Tim Kaine. He was Hillary's goofball sidekick and candidate for V.P. in 2016. Kaine is reputed to be a deeply faithful Catholic. He's openly expressed his discomfort with abortion frequently. But he goes along with the party line and looks the other way as millions of American babies are killed in their mothers' wombs.

To put it simply, Democrats have a problem with religion. They (a) don't understand it, (b) see it as a challenge to their own power, (c) hate God because they are inherently miserable creatures, or (d) all of the preceding.

Also See:
Thousands of U.S.-Citizen Children Separated From Parents, ICE Records Show (2014)

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