the Immorality of Apathy


From Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network:

An unnamed 10 year old girl from El Salvador
Jakelin, 7, from Guatemala
Felipe, 8, from Guatemala Juan, 16, from Guatemala
Wilmer Josué, 2, from Guatemala
Carlos “Goyito” Gregario, 16, from Guatemala

“The six children who tragically died in US custody are being covered by journalists, but they’re missing the mark at humanizing these angels’ deaths.”

I invite you to take the time to watch this … and start (or continue) asking these questions. You won’t like the answers you find (I’m not) and if you’re like me, you may feel helpless. You may also be feeling like the Christian faith appears to be impotent to stop this (or, is fanning the flames of such rampant disregard for human life) instead of being the liberating force that informs us of a better way to treat those who find themselves sojourning among us.

We must do better. We must engage in this issue at its **ROOT**: A BLATANT, *SINFUL* (and y’all know I don’t use this word much!) DISREGARD FOR BROWN AND BLACK CHILDREN, FOR POOR PEOPLE, AND PEOPLE WHO ARE FLEEING AN ECONOMY AND A CULTURE OF VIOLENCE THAT OUR GOVERNMENT CREATED.

Anything else—looking away, blaming parents for coming here, advocating “the rule of law,” lukewarmness, doing nothing—is inconsistent with the impetus of the Christian faith. Period.

We must do better.

Lives—children’s lives—are counting on it.


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