Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on various social media sites, wherein liberals support taking a lax view on illegal immigration by using scriptural anecdotes, and paraphrasing things Jesus is quoted as saying. I have to say that I find it pretty hypocritical.
After many decades of trying to remove all traces of God and the Bible from any public or legal space — and telling “bitter clingers” that any reference to scripture as it relates to sin was antiquated and offensive — people on the political left are now trying to invoke the teachings of the Bible and the words of Jesus to influence government policy, presumably to shame people on the political right into compliance.
“All scripture is inspired by God,” and I totally agree that we SHOULD be taking a “kinder, gentler,” more-compassionate approach to immigration. However, if we’re going to justify that approach based on the Bible, then, while we’re at it, I welcome the opportunity to go back and talk about some other things that we, as a nation, have been ignoring in the scriptures, particularly for the past 30 or 40 years or so. Everyone who’s posting memes that we should base our feelings about immigration on Biblical passages is going to be cool with reviewing, say, abortion rights with respect to scripture, too, right?
Yeah, I didn’t think so.