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– Editor’s Note:
Dave Ross celebrates his 40th anniversary this year with KIRO radio.
Congratulations Dave and thank you for your contributions to KIRO listeners!
– MSNBC’s Brian Williams quoted Dave Ross’s June 18th commentary on The 11th Hour.
“We’ve become a nation that separates children from parents”
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has justified the policy of separating children from their parents at the border by quoting the Bible.
“Specifically, he quoted Paul in his letter to the Romans, who makes it very clear that Christians are to obey all earthly laws, because the earthly authorities have been established by God, so that whoever rebels against that authority is rebelling against what God has instituted.
“Border crossers are breaking the law, therefore God says you may punish them.
“Some pastors reject that argument pointing out it’s the same argument Christians used to justify slavery, and ultimately that’s just not “who we are” as a nation. Except it is “who we are” as a nation! Isn’t it? The government’s own figures say agents have now separated close to 2,000 children.
“Those are American border agents, trained in America, paid by American taxpayers, following orders from an administration that ran on this policy and was elected by Americans!
“This is who we are now!
“I’m sure we very much would like to be a “beacon of hope to the world,” but that brought too many strangers banging on the door. And so it appears we will snuff out that light and change the locks, at least for now.
“As a democracy, we have the power to reconsider, but in the meantime, we are the country you see and, according to the Attorney General, that’s how the Bible wants it.”
– Wednesday [June 20, 2018] is World Refugee Day
“Pope says fear should not deter helping refugees, criticizes family separation”
“‘It’s not easy, but populism is not the answer,’ the Pope said in an interview with Reuters.”