May 19, 2018

Click on the link below to read a Commentary by Pastor Scott in the Salt Lake Tribune:

Commentary: Jesus saw the children. Why don’t today’s Christians?

Why does the Christian right speak so much about the unborn and ignore policies that throw the ones who are born under the bus?

“The children will be taken care of — put into foster care or whatever.” This is the answer White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly gave NPR in response to a question about whether it’s “cruel and heartless to take a mother away from her children.”

He was defending a new policy from the departments of Justice and Homeland Security that separates parents (who arrive at the US-Mexico border with their children and have no visa) from their kids. These families are coming to the United States because they fear for their lives in Central America.

Why there isn’t a nationwide uproar over this amazes me. Let me put this another way. I’m a pastor of a Christian church here in Salt Lake City. Why aren’t Christians, at least, tying up the White House phone lines over a policy that is so cruel to children and mothers?