Month: July 2018

Romans 13:1-2

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. (NIV)

1 “God made everything that is authoritarian. Your parents? God. Your boss? God. Maniacal dictators? God. Use this section of the Bible to suggest you’ve been chosen by God and to justify any cruel and/or unusual punishment of human beings seeking asylum. (BBI)

I swear. Modern day Evangelical Christians are ancestors of the same religious fanatics they kicked out of England back in the day. Here are some alternative Bible passages to interpret:

33 When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” (NIV, Lev. 19:33-34)

19 “Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow. Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” (NIV, Deut. 27:19)

Happy Fourth of July! This is America.

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