Saturday, June 16, 2018

Bishop Curry on taking children from parents: 'This is not America'

From Seattle-

Separation of immigrant children from their parents goes against American ideals and the traditions of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other faiths, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Very Rev. Michael Curry, said in Seattle on Friday.
Bishop Curry made his remarks minutes after national news reports that the Trump Administration, under its "Zero Tolerance" policy, has seized 1,995 children from their parents at the Southern border.
"This is not America," Curry said at a meeting with diocesan leaders. "We do not separate families. We do not separate families from children. It is not American to separate children from parents. The American people must say that.
"It is going to take people in the pews . . .This is not a Republican issue or a Democratic issue. It is a humanitarian issue. We need to be heard loud and clear on this one."
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