Initiated by Faith Task Force of Refuse Fascism. We encourage everyone in the faith community to sign this statement in support and to read this statement aloud during services.
Protests Must Continue and Grow!
In The Name of Humanity Stop Terrorizing Immigrant Children!
“Suffer the little children to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.”
Of such did we see, in this nation, during the genocidal separation of Native American children, from their families, to deprive them of their language and destroy their culture.
Of such did we see when Japanese children and families were torn from their homes and isolated in concentration camps across this nation.
Of such did we see when children and families were taken from their homes to be incinerated in the ovens of the Holocaust during the monstrous Nazi regime of Hitler’s Germany.
Of such do we now see in this nation with immigrant, children crying desperately for their parents and locked in cages by the illegitimate, barbaric, Trump-Pence regime, that America must expunge for crimes against humanity.
If a nation, a society is judged by the way it treats “the least of these” then how will we, churches, synagogues, mosques, etc., how will we be judged?
It is an atrocity that people are being used as pawns to get a wall built;
That children, akin to the era of slavery in America, have been ripped from the arms of their parents; and moreover are being held in detention centers or transported across the country with little hope of ever being reunited with their parents;
That Trump’s new executive order has mandated military concentration camps — indefinite incarceration in military prisons —for immigrants and refugees. Children. Adults. All families.
And, to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the White House: Biblical scripture can be used by anyone to justify their twisted beliefs or deviant behaviors. Scripture was used by King George III loyalists. It was used to justify slavery in general and the Fugitive Slave Act specifically. There is little doubt that the kidnapping of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria was similarly justified. It is patently clear that all laws are not just. It is an absolute atrocity that any political figure in twenty first century America could justify the evil evidenced by the irreparable harm being done to more than 2000 children in these United States of America.
We are at critical mass. In the hope of justice and peace, it is time for our religious communities to join together in solidarity to oppose and stop the growing list of atrocities of the Trump/Pence regime and take immediate, positive action to protect humanity!
Protests Must Continue and Grow! Turn Up The Heat – Stay In The Streets! This Nightmare Must End! The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
Faith Task Force of Refuse Fascism I Am My Brothers Keeper – The Trump Pence Regime Must Go!