Conservative Christian America, Just Stop

Conservative Christian America, just stop.

Do you have a spec of empathy within the place where your soul should be? Can you really watch ICE rip children from the arms of their parents and be even a little okay with it? Are you truly cool with deporting your literal neighbors, sending them to their certain death? Seriously, what is going on in your mind?

Maybe you are just ignorant. Maybe you don’t know how incredibly horrible the policies you support truly are. Maybe if you opened your eyes you would see that the manner in which our nation behaves is bat-shit-crazy in its level of dehumanization.

Maybe you just need to see with your own eyes how our border patrol torment children and families who cross the southern border (in a manner you don’t approve of) in search of a better life. Maybe you need to visit one of the private, for-profit, prisons that hold torn apart families in cold cells for the simple crime of pursuing a future for their children.

God I sincerely hope you are just ignorant because the alternative is scary. There are a lot of y’all – conservative Christian Americans - and the idea that millions of you don’t believe that people should be treated with the most basic level of humanity is rise-of-Nazi-Germany level of terrifying.

What are we all doing with our lives?

I don’t know if you know this, but Jesus was very much like the children you are tearing from the arms of their fathers. Yeah, your Jesus.

I know the common notion in the US is that Jesus is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, NRA card carrying, conservative Christian, Trump advisor – but that’s actually a thousand percent not reality.

Straight up. Jesus wasn’t even white. Yeah yeah, I’ve seen Passion of the Christ too, it’s not accurate.

Jesus was a brown refugee from the Middle East- shocking, I know.

When he was a little guy, Jesus and his Middle Eastern parents fled to a foreign country seeking refuge from a very real threat of violence, kind of like how many are trying to flee into the US seeking refuge from the very real threat of violence. It's almost like the goal of fleeing violence is similar here.

Could you imagine that scene playing out here in the US?

“Excuse me, how dare you try and enter this great Christian nation without proper papers that you couldn’t get even if you tried! I don’t care if your little child will die if you return. Too bad, we are taking you to a privately owned detention center where millionaires are profiting off American tax payer’s dollars to rip your family apart, all while cutting funding for things like children’s health care and food snaps domestically because that’s how we do America.”

Seriously, this is pretty much real life.

Are you really okay with this, have we lost our soul?

I hope not. I hope you are ignorant and I hope you wake up from your fabricated reality and realize that you are killing people with your policies of dehumanization.

People are dying here. Children are dying. Stop this progressing genocide. Don't be that guy that didn't realize that Hitler's policy was actaully psychotic until millions were already burning.

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