After her son’s crucifixion, the grieving Mary sorrowfully cradled her son. Her mourning was a common theme in religious art known as “Pietà”. The most famous “Pietà” is Michelangelo’s statue in St. Peter’s Basilica.
For all those self-declared Christians who witnessed the abduction of children from their mothers by ICE only to be locked in cages, I ask: What would Mary have said? What Jesus would have said is written in the Bible:
“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6
The children mentioned above came from Christian South American countries. It would appear that soon the sea floor will be covered with millstones.
This Republican administration claims severe measures were taken against immigrants because “they’re taking our manufacturing jobs, they’re taking our money”. So how does the head of this administration justify having products with the family name being manufactured in places like China and Indonesia?
And I am still waiting for those who call themselves “Pro-Life” to justify their lack of outrage.
Sources: Migrant children in the US: The bigger picture explained (BBC) + HUNGER IN AMERICA, ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN, HAS “SKYROCKETED” DURING COVID-19, DATA SHOWS …the most recent Census data from the end of August of this year showed that 10 percent of households said they sometimes or often did not have enough to eat within the past seven days. Levels of food insecurity in Black and Latino households are significantly higher, at 19 percent and 17 percent, respectively, compared to 7 percent in white households + Pietà in art + Timeline of events related to migrant children’s detention centers in the United States + The president and his daughter largely manufacture Trump-branded products in countries like China, Indonesia, Turkey and Canada + Death sentence for abortion? The hypocrisy of US ‘pro-lifers’ is plain to see + Have mercy on us all. + #WhereAreTheChildren showcases the power and the pitfalls of social media
UPDATE: ‘We Need to Take Away Children,’ No Matter How Young, Justice Dept. Officials Said
another unwanted update: Trump’s Border Patrol bragged they saved a mother in labor. Then they took her baby away