The Trump Transgression

 Immigration Worse Than Abortion In America

Oakland, CA – Don’t believe the hype! The Trump Transgression continues to implement  what the President calls, a “zero tolerance”. A zero tolerance policy is the tag and title of the policy that began separating children from parents to start with. What is different now? The Trump Transgression’s Executive Order is to silence critics and to allow the evil to continue quietly.

American Evangelicals have their epic evil. They have voted and it is – abortion! What could be worse than snuffing out a divine life unconscious, purposeful and innocent? I got one: It is the breaking of their souls deliberately, callously and maliciously once they are born, held, loved and made conscious of being purposeful and innocent.

Abortion is the murder of unconscious, purposeful innocence. I believe in prenatal purpose. I believe in life at conception. I have read the Jewish Scriptures and Prophets. “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee” (Jeremiah 1).  May we read that together again? What it says is – Jehovah knew Jeremiah; it does not purport that Jeremiah knew Jehovah.

The Trump Administration touts its conservative credentials. Evangelicals believe that President Donald Trump is “pro-life”. Now of course “pro-life” can have a very rigid, narrow and conservative meaning and application. “Pro-life” for far too many only means you are politically against abortion.

I think the ‘pro-life” label should have to include being  a helper and a hero for child-refugees that are unparented, undocumented, unprotected, unprovided for; on the run from they homes, and in a place with a foreign language. “Pro-Life” should have to care about the life of the born not just the unborn, the conscious not just the unconscious.

Children are being forcibly separated from their mothers, caged with other children on cement floors, made to sleep on quarter inch thick mats with aluminum coverings for blankets. It is the president’s prerogative to capriciously, systemically and aggressively break the souls of children and dismantle the dreams of families. This is the Trump Transgression. It is a familiar spirit.

His preferences, his predilections, his policies, and his personality toward immigrants and their children is  too much against all we know to be right and merciful. This detaining of families and separating them as a deterrent for other would-be immigrants is wrong and mean-spirited. Attorney General Sessions is wrong. The Trump Transgression is not endorsed by the Apostle Paul. It is not Christian. It is not American. This one is too easy, “What would Jesus do?”

There are detention centers (four identified in Texas) for “tender-aged” children. The Trump Transgression is not only incessantly incarcerating immigrant toddlers and children, moreover, the children are restricted from touch. The government workers are directed not to touch the children except in the case of emergency.

It is the Trump Administration’s policy to not touch the refugeed children. The workers for ICE and the HHS are prohibited from tactile expressions or communication with the children. If the children cry; if the children are anxious; if the children are confused; if the children are sleepy; they are not to be touched.

This is why the American Association of Pediatricians has gone into full advocacy on behalf of the children of immigrants. From the time a child is born to three years old is a crucial time for the brain in emotive characteristics and cognition development. Again, there are other peak ages (5, 7, 12, 16) that transition a child through their teens and can have great impact on how they evaluate themselves and engage others. Children need early and many interactions that communicate love, acceptance, and information about their potential. The lapses in their development in this time of their young lives and in their peak years is unconscionable and perhaps irreparable.

The disciples were about to break some young souls and discourage a generation of parents. The earliest Gospel records this of Jesus, ” One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him…. Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them” (Mark 10:13, 16).

Do you think that God could use the Trump Administration and the American nation to do that?  Could we actually lift up someone else’s child and bless them? If they, if we, did do something as radical as what Jesus did for those children, what could happen? What will we do with the children these parents bring?

We are brought back. We are brought back, not to a wall; not to a White House, but to a cross. The Cross says, “God loves; God reaches; God redeems!” The Cross of Christ mandates our intercession and mission. Our love and prayers are for these children and their families. What is our good news to an immigrant? They are caught up in an act of imprudent political petulance or in a device of despotic demonic design. Let’s PRAY!

National Prayer Call on Thursday, June 21 @ 6:33am (EST/ PST). The Partners of Prayer Everywhere will dedicate the NPC to intercession for the government, righteousness in nations and blessings upon generations.

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