Tweets on DACA contradict Scripture

Posted4/10/2018 1:00 AM

We have just experienced two holy periods in Judeo-Christian theology (Passover and Easter). President Donald Trump wished Americans a Happy Easter. An hour later he broke with a significant teaching of this theology by tweeting "NO MORE DACA DEAL."

In Deuteronomy 10:19, we are told to "love the stranger for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." In Matthew 25:43, we are told to welcome the stranger and what we do not do to the least of these we also do not do to Jesus.

President Donald Trump's efforts to terminate DACA and deport hundreds of thousands who came here as children and who know no other home is counter to our religious teachings. Which should we follow? The theology of welcoming the stranger or the ideology of excluding the stranger?

Royce M. Blackwell


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