Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bible Study

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who may or may not be leaving her post as White House press secretary at the end of this year, recently cited the Bible as a defense for her administration's detention of fifteen hundred immigrant children. And so spake Sarah: “It is very biblical to enforce the law, that is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible.” So let it be written. So let it be done. The Bible does say a lot of interesting things, many of which are very worthwhile. One of them is "Love thy neighbor." 
I don't think that was the direction Sarah and her boss were heading with that one, but maybe it's time to recognize that Leviticus 11:12 would put a pretty solid damper on your neighbor's Crab Shack, since "Anything living in the water that does not have fins and scales is to be regarded as unclean by you." It might also be important to report back to our "President" what it says in Mark 10:11-12: “And He said to them, ‘Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.'” So, no divorce. No shellfish. And then there's 1 Timothy 2:9 which reads “Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments.” Sorry Stormy, Melania, et al. It's in the Bible, and we are nothing without the Word, and following the Word. Which could explain the "President's" issues with the NFL spring. Leviticus 11:8 tells us about pigs, “You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.” No pigskin.
And so, the truth about why anyone could possible justify the incarceration of hundreds of children can be explained away, or justified via blackmail: Give me my wall and I'll stop locking up kids. All of which may start to explain why rumors of Ms. Huckabee Sanders' imminent departure from her position. In order to maintain the slightest whisper of a soul, all real human beings must flee this black hole of reason and morals. This is where thoughts go to die. Like Cain slaying Abel. That worked out pretty well, didn't it? 
If she starts working in Beatles lyrics into her justifications, it's time to flee. 

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