Why many white evangelicals are not protesting family separations on the U.S. border

Source: The Washington Post

At pulpits across the country, pastors, priests, rabbis and imams delivered impassioned sermons over the weekend, fiercely denouncing the morality of the U.S. government separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.


But one major faith community’s response is more muted, and more conflicted: white evangelical Christians.

Pastor Brent Gentzel, for instance, finds the images of families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border “wretched.” For the past decade, his church in a Dallas exurb has poured resources into caring for the rapidly growing slice of the congregation who are undocumented, a mission important enough to First Baptist Church Kaufman that each spring Gentzel and a group of local pastors travel with young congregants to Germany to volunteer with young Syrian refugees.

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