Appearing on MSNBC, theologian and former evangelist Franklin Schaeffer lambasted White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders and so-called Christian evangelicals who are looking the other way while President Donald Trump is allowing the children of immigrants to be torn from their families and placed in detention centers.
Speaking with AM Joy host Joy Reid, Schaeffer was unsparing inhis criticism of Trump-supporting Christians and Republicans, harshly calling them “Jesus-hating.”
“You know, what’s going on today is very clearly giving us a dividing line in our culture, and I would just put it this way,” Schaeffer began. “Christians who still support Trump who is separating mothers from babies are now condoning a form of child abuse,”
“As a Christian, I can just say I can’t think of anything that would be more Jesus-hating. this isn’t just Jesus-disobeying, this is Jesus-hating,” he continued.
“So, there are going to be repercussions for the Republican Party that has gone along, like pimps of evil, with this president,” he exclaimed. “They are now defending, as Sarah Huckabee does, the indefensible. Listen, these are not illegal immigrants. These are the children of people seeking asylum as Jews did in the 1930s from Nazi Germany.”
“Can you imagine if we would look back at that history, if Jewish children had been ripped from their parent’s arms arriving from this country seeking asylum and separated from their families?” he asked. “It would be right up there with the incarceration and imprisonment of Japanese people.”
“These are exclusively the children of asylum seekers,” he added. “This is the child of the person by the side of the road in the parable of the Good Samaritan. This is the person who is unwanted and unloved — but they are asylum seekers.”
Watch the video below via MSNBC: