Reasonable Suspicion

Leviticus 19: 33-34:
"When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him.The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God." (NIV)

This measure in Arizona should have us all outraged. I will remember where I was the day that this bill was signed into law. This law will go down in the history books as laws very similar to the Jim Crow laws of the fifties and sixties. To think that anyone, especially me and other believers, can sit back and allow this to happen is outrageous. I have a committment to always fight for justice and not be silent while injustice takes place. This is wrong. This law effectively legalizes racial profiling within the United States of America. President Obama was correct in condemning this bill and I would like to see real reform that takes into account dignity and worth.

I join with Rev. Jim Wallis, of Sojourners:

The law signed today by Arizona Gov. Brewer is a social and racial sin, and should be denounced as such by people of faith and conscience across the nation. It is not just about Arizona, but about all of us, and about what kind of country we want to be. It is not only mean-spirited – - it will be ineffective and will only serve to further divide communities in Arizona, making everyone more fearful and less safe. This radical new measure, which crosses many moral and legal lines, is a clear demonstration of the fundamental mistake of separating enforcement from comprehensive immigration reform. Enforcement without reform of the system is merely cruel. Enforcement without compassion is immoral. Enforcement that breaks up families is unacceptable. This law will make it illegal to love your neighbor in Arizona, and will force us to disobey Jesus and his gospel. We will not comply. (Click here for the full statement)

As a Christian and someone who loves justice and the Constitution, this must not continue.

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