On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that the Bible supports the Trump administration's policy to separate kids and families at the border.
In Thursday's press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down on the administration's unorthodox reading of Christian compassion.
"I can say that it is very Biblical to enforce the law ... that is actually repeated a number of times ... " she told CNN's Jim Acosta.
"The separation of illegal alien families is a product of the same legal loopholes that Democrats refuse to close." That same day, MSNBC reported that Health and Human Services is erecting tent cities in Texas for all the kids that have been taken from their parents.
Bustle writer Danielle Campoamor did Sessions and Sanders a favor a compiled a list of Biblical quotes that undercut their position on theological justification grounds.
Exodus 22: 21: "You must not mistreat or oppress foreigners in any way. Remember, you yourselves were once foreigne… https://t.co/3dzIHcuOtT— Danielle Campoamor (@Danielle Campoamor) 1529006335.0
Deuteronomy 10:17-18: “The Lord your God is the God of all gods and Lord of all lords, the great, mighty, and aweso… https://t.co/NDsE3W9pd2— Danielle Campoamor (@Danielle Campoamor) 1529006412.0
Exodus 12:49: “The same law applies both to the native-born and to the foreigner residing among you." #FamiliesBelongTogether— Danielle Campoamor (@Danielle Campoamor) 1529006488.0
And, you know, that Jesus guy: "‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me… https://t.co/Yr3MKtAQXo— Danielle Campoamor (@Danielle Campoamor) 1529006678.0
"Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You some… https://t.co/BZDaNijfEt— Danielle Campoamor (@Danielle Campoamor) 1529006703.0
"The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers… https://t.co/6NDcZSwSqd— Danielle Campoamor (@Danielle Campoamor) 1529006767.0
The least you so-called "pro-life," god-fearing people can do is know your Bible before you attempt to use it to ju… https://t.co/bWHS7ww6fi— Danielle Campoamor (@Danielle Campoamor) 1529006820.0