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Sessions Cites Bible Passage Used to Defend Slavery in Defense of Separating Immigrant Families

posted on June 15, 2018

The Washington Post‘s Julie Zauzmer and Keith McMillan report, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday used a Bible verse to defend his department’s policy of prosecuting everyone who crosses the border from Mexico, suggesting that God supports the government in separating immigrant parents from their children.” Sessions cited Romans 13, a verse from the Apostle Paul about obeying the government. In U.S. history, the verse was invoked by British loyalists during the American Revolution and by Southern defenders of slavery in the lead-up to the Civil War, according to historian John Fea.

Read at The Washington Post