[Episcopal News Service] Before Pete Buttigieg was a leading Democratic presidential candidate, he was a groom sitting nervously next to his soon-to-be husband in the Cathedral of St. James in South Bend, Indiana.
Today, local and national news outlets are reporting that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will begin rounding up migrant families who have received deportation orders early on Sunday morning in Chicago and other major cities.
For too long now, people have used religion as a weapon or tool to justify their own narrow agendas. Raised as a Christian, I was taught that God was loving and merciful. Jesus wanted us to welcome and embrace our neighbors no matter who they are, and open our homes and hearts to strangers in need. Too many so-called Christians spread messages of hatred and division, using the moral justification that Christianity provides for power and control, whilst acting in ways which are completely anathema to the teachings of the Gospel.