Letters: Children at the border

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RE: Separating families at the border

A few days ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his practice of separating young children of refugees from their parents by saying that if they didn’t want to be separated from their children, they shouldn’t have brought them. I have seen the pictures of kids being taken from their mother’s arms and put into dog kennels. Some parents have been told the children are being taken to be bathed. History tells us the Jews and others were told they were told they were going to take a shower instead of being told they were headed for the gas chambers. Today, Sessions has tried to justify his evil acts with the Bible.

2000 years ago, Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus were refugees in Egypt. We can be thankful the ruler of Egypt at the time was apparently not a heathen.

In 1975, Vietnam fell and created more than 100,000 refugees. My family quickly volunteered and we sponsored the first refugee family (man, wife and week-old baby) to settle in the Washington, D.C. area. They lived with us in our tiny army quarters for more than 2 weeks until we could settle them in housing and find employment. At that time, we had a Christian president.

I haven’t noticed anything about the SBC meeting addressing the atrocities against refugees being committed by the Trump Administration. The males in charge were likely too busy trying to keep women out of leadership positions and some were trying to defend a former seminary president accused of covering up sexual assaults.

Carl Hess
Ozark, Ala.

 

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