Sessions’ pastor addresses ‘firestorm’ over church charges against AG

Source: CNN

By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor

(CNN)One of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ pastors told her congregation on Sunday that she does not agree with the “zero-tolerance” immigration policies that led to family separations, but urged the United Methodist church in northern Virginia not to be torn apart by political differences.

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“This week, we in the congregation have been surprised to find ourselves at the center of a firestorm over our nation’s immigration policy, more specifically the policy of separating undocumented immigrant children from their parents as they are apprehended after crossing the US-Mexico border,” said the Rev. Tracy McNeil Wines, pastor at Clarendon United Methodist Church.
“Some in our denomination are calling on us to distance ourselves from Sessions or to do what we can to get him to change,” she told her congregation during two Sunday sermons. “There has been an outcry about that.”

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