The Trump Administration separated 1000s of immigrant children from their parents. If I am reading this article correctly, the administration does not know where these kids are located. They simply failed to write down where they sent them. It will take up to two years to find them.
And where are the court evangelicals today? They brag about unprecedented access to Trump. Now is the time to use such access. These men and women built their political careers around defending “family values.” Why aren’t they lined-up at the White House door to demand that these families are reunited sooner?
Here is Tony Perkins, president of an organization called the FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL:
Americans, including public officials, have every right to bring their religiously-informed values to bear in public policy decisions. Historically, this hasn’t been controversial. Now, cultural elites demand that faith be checked at the door. @FoxNews https://t.co/szPlpyLZbO
— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) April 5, 2019
Apparently Perkins’s “religiously informed values” do not bear on “public policy decisions” about reuniting families separated by Trump immigration policy. It seems like this might be something an organization called the FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL may want to take up.
I wonder how Perkins would respond if these were white middle class families?
First Baptist-Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress spent his Sunday interviewing a guy from Duck Dynasty:
In case you missed it, watch last week’s service right now on iCampus to hear me interview Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on his new book, his faith and more. Join me this morning downtown at 9:15 or 10:50am for worship! https://t.co/xvpkuddqcT pic.twitter.com/3k9o11OCUT
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) April 7, 2019
I am sure this interview focused on family separation. 😉
Gary Bauer, a former president of the Family Research Council, is using his Twitter feed to spew anti-immigrant rhetoric:
The Trump economy built on free enterprise created 199,000 new jobs last month. The socialist failed countries of Central America created another 100,000 illegals crossing our border. What future do we want? #CapitalismIsProsperity #USWillNeverBeSocialist #MAGA #BorderCrisis
— Gary L Bauer (@GaryLBauer) April 5, 2019
Former “Focus on the Family” host James Dobson is wondering what “love” looks like:
What does love look like to you? pic.twitter.com/N75spdEnPY
— Dr. James Dobson (@DrJamesCDobson) April 6, 2019
Eric Metaxas was on NPR earlier today wondering if the American Republic has “lost its way’:
— 1A (@1a) April 8, 2019
These court evangelicals, if they really believe in family values, should be screaming from the rooftops today. Sadly, it’s not going to happen.