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If We Did Use the Bible to Run the Country…

Wil Gafney

When Sessions invokes Romans 13 he's reading the Bible through his white, patriarchal, confederate Christianity that marshaled the same argument using the same passage to defend slavery on the grounds that it was both biblical and lawful.


Does Romans 13 Controversy Call the Bible Itself Into Question?

Christopher Douglas

The Romans 13 Controversy is in full swing. It began when Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump Administration’s brutal policy of separating children from their asylum-seeking parents by pointing to this passage from the New Testament in its defense. “Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution,” he said. Then […]

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Rewire.News recently spoke with Brigitte Amiri and Rochelle Garza about the SCOTUS ruling in Azar v. Garza, what permanent relief for migrants in ORR custody might look like, and the retaliation immigration lawyers face under the Trump administration.

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