The bible is often used as justification when it comes to defending our actions.
Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted the bible to defend the treatment of migrants at our Southern border.
He is not the only one who can pull quotes from the bible.
“The stranger who sojourns with you shall be as a native from among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord, your God.” Leviticus 19:34
The quote that he is so easily referencing was also used to justify slavery in the United States.
There is also, the story of the three unknown men who approached the tent of Abraham and Sarah. Abraham could have sent them away, not knowing who they were or what their motives could have been. But instead, he welcomed these men into his home, treating them as honored guests.
When reporters asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders about this immoral treatment, she also referred to the bible.
I’m not a parent, but the sounds of these young kids crying for their parents absolutely breaks my heart. I’m not a biblical scholar by any stretch of the imagination, but even I know that there is nothing that states that children of migrants should be separated from their parents in such an egregious manner.
If there is any justice in this world, you know and his minions will pay for what they are doing to these families. Until then, I can only hope that there are enough reasonable minds in Congress to undo this beyond horrible injustice.
Kanye West is as much known for his music as much as he known for shooting his mouth off.
Recently, he was on TMZ Live and stated that slavery was a choice.
While he was on the air, he made the following statement:
“You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice. Like, you was there for 400 years, and it’s all of y’all?”
I’m not African-American. I cannot and will not claim to see the world from the perspective of someone who is African-American.
However, even I know enough to know that for the entirety of human existence, slavery has never been a choice. One does not choose to be torn away from their home and family, put in chains and taken to another land thousands of miles away to work. One does not choose to be treated as less than a full human being and be denied their rights as said human being. One does not choose to live with the legacy of slavery, even though the physical chains have long since disappeared.
I could continue, but I think the Daily Show summed it up best.
In local news, mogul Russell Simmons has compared animal abuse to the Holocaust and slavery.
He has every right to speak his mind and I respect the fact that he is standing up for animals who have no voice.
But there is no comparison.
Both the Holocaust and slavery represents the worst of humanity. The scars of both still linger and will continue to linger with our culture.
I understand that Mr. Simmons needed to get his point across. But to use those specific comparisons takes away from the issue and creates an unnecessary controversy.