Where is com­pas­sion for chil­dren sep­a­rated from par­ents?

The Morning Call - - TOWN SQUARE -

We have all read the sto­ries of the brav­ery and courage of those who hid Jewish men, women and chil­dren from the Nazi tyranny dur­ing WWII. When asked why they did it, many of those peo­ple re­lated with­out hes­i­ta­tion that “it was the right thing to do.”

To­day, at our south­ern bor­der, chil­dren are still be­ing sep­a­rated from their par­ents. The cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion has pro­posed ex­tend­ing the time that these chil­dren can be held in cus­tody. Re­cent re­ports have in­di­cated that the health of these chil­dren is in jeop­ardy and that many suf­fer from post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der and men­tal trauma.

Where is the com­pas­sion and out­rage from Amer­i­cans who iden­tify them­selves as Chris­tians? Does Leviti­cus 19:34 not say “Treat the stranger as your­self?”

There was more out­rage when Colin Kaeper­nick “took a knee” than about the cruel and in­hu­mane treat­ment of these chil­dren. When the his­tory is writ­ten for this pe­riod of time, which side will you be on? Nancy M. Hearn Ma­cungie

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