Angry Christians Unfollow & Attack Christian Singer For Supporting Imprisoned Immigrant Children With Bible Verse
Angry Christians unfollowed and attacked Tenth Avenue North lead singer Mike Donehey after he posted a Bible verse opposing the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, and imprisoning them in cages.
Donehey posted Isaiah 10:1-2 on June 19 on Instagram:
Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.
On June 20, Donehey commented on the negative reaction from Christians who were upset over the Bible verse:
I had quite a bit of feedback on the verse from Isaiah I posted. Some people decided to unfollow me. Some accused me of being a liberal. Some told me to keep my nose out of politics. Let me be clear.
I am an American. As such, I believe in borders this side of the kingdom come. I believe in laws and their enforcement. But just as Jesus disagreed with many laws that He believed to be unjust, I believe it is my honor to speak up against any practice or policy, legal or otherwise, that might rob anyone, regardless of nationality, of their inherit dignity as a human being made in the image of God.
That said, I AM NOT, advocating for the total eradication of borders. I am, however, advocating children NEVER, under any circumstance, be kept in cages. This is the conversation.
And to quote former First Lady Laura Bush: “I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.”
May we always love justice more than our platforms.