Jeff Sessions just can't seem to catch a break with anyone.
Sessions just got buried by a load of accusations coming from the members of his church. The members filed a formal complaint against Sessions, accusing him of all sorts of wrongdoings, such as child abuse and racial discrimination. This is really bad news for a man who was already in really hot water with nearly everyone. Bare in mind though, the accusations made against him are all tied to the zero-tolerance policy, and the situation taking place at the border.
As reported by abcnews.go.com
Members of Jeff Sessions' own church filed a formal complaint against the attorney general, accusing him of "child abuse," "immorality," and "racial discrimination" and the “dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines” of the United Methodist Church.
The letter, which was signed by more than 600 members of the United Methodist Church including clergy and church leaders, comes as the White House weathers a chorus of bipartisan condemnation over the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has led to children getting separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
"While other individuals and areas of the federal government are implicated in each of these examples, Mr. Sessions - as a long-term United Methodist in a tremendously powerful, public position - is particularly accountable to us, his church," the letter reads. "He is ours, and we are his. As his denomination, we have an ethical obligation to speak boldly when one of our members is engaged in causing significant harm in matters contrary to the Discipline on the global stage.
Sessions recently cited the Bible in defense of the separation of families at the border, to which the church did not take kindly as well.
"I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order," he said on Thursday. "Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful."
Members of his church criticized the usage as "misuse of Romans 13 to indicate the necessity of obedience to secular law, which is in stark contrast to Disciplinary commitments to supporting freedom of conscience and resistance to unjust laws."
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