July 4, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
‘Christians’ against Poor Migrant Kids
"Astonishing" that white evangelicals like Trump's policies? Nope.
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On this Independence Day, prominent voices in our political culture are asking themselves how people with a professed faith in the teachings of Jesus Christ can approve the government’s criminal and inhumane treatment of immigrant children.
Christianity, the thinking goes, is at its root the religion of human rights. How, some are asking, can these self-identified Christians believe the meek shall inherit the earth while cheering the government’s prosecution of the meek just for being meek? (Let’s get out of the way the ambiguities of race; I am talking about white evangelicals.)
The answer is simple.
They don’t believe any such thing.
ABC News’ Matthew Dowd:
Screenwriter David Simon: