Even Mothers Can Be Evil

This morning, a relatively well-known “Christian” blogger posted something to Facebook which needs to be exposed for its intentional deception.   You can read the post by clicking here.

But just in case Rachel Held Evans decides to remove it in the future, I’ve taken a screenshot…

5.26.18 Rachel Held Evans Says Trump Administration is Selling Babies

 

Children are being ripped from their mothers’ arms!

Rachel has babies on her lap right now–so we should listen to her!

Trump’s Administration is separating families, to deter them from trying to immigrate!

Except, that’s not actually what’s happening at all.

Here’s what the New York Times said, which Rachel must have forgotten to mention:

Protecting children at the border is complicated because there have, indeed, been instances of fraud… Some migrants have admitted they brought their children not only to remove them from danger in such places as Central America and Africa, but because they believed it would cause the authorities to release them from custody sooner. Others have admitted to posing falsely with children who are not their own, and Border Patrol officials say that such instances of fraud are increasing.

Hm…

So there’s a chance “Miran” was just using her son, somewhat like a shield, to get across the border?  And there’s a chance he isn’t actually HER SON at all?

But, golly, why wouldn’t Rachel Held Evans have brought that into the discussion?

 

Maybe, she was too busy holding her newborn and watching her two-year-old play to be fair and balanced…

 


 

Listen.

I’ve got an infant on my lap, as well.  My two-year-old is eating sweet potato chips in her highchair next to me.  I love them so much it hurts.

When I try to imagine fleeing war in my home country with the added responsibility of shepherding my babies to safety, my eyes well up with tears.

It breaks my heart to imagine being separated from any of my four kids, for any reason…

…which is why I don’t appreciate when that mental image gets used by horrible, manipulative “Christians” into a LIE for political purposes.

That seems pretty evil to me, Rachel. So here’s some sisterly Christian advice:

Turn off your computer.

Go take care of your babies rather than preying on the emotions of mothers who follow you on social media and don’t have the time and energy to check all of your sources, like I do.

Every time you log onto Twitter or Facebook, you make the world a worse place to be in, because the TRUTH has the power to set people free…and the truth is not in you.

Sometimes mothers choose to have the children ripped from their womb, for convenience.  Sometimes mothers use their babies as human Border Passes into the Land of Free Stuff. And sometimes mothers use their babies to buy credibility on Facebook, when they don’t really have anything less emotional and more factual to say.

Spreading lies doesn’t help any immigrants make it safely across the border with their children, so there’s no reason to be an evil, lying mother in the name of justice.

6 thoughts on “Even Mothers Can Be Evil

  1. insanitybytes22

    I appreciate this. I too get really fed up with the way some people use children as political leverage, trying to pull at your heart strings as if to say, you don’t care about babies if you don’t agree with me. It is exploitative, not only of the kids, but of us too. It’s supposed to trigger our panicked, emotional mom response where we just react and the truth becomes irrelevant. An emotional reaction is a good skill for actual moms to have, but not so good when it comes to politics.

    So moms who really grasp the concept of sacrificial love are not going to be possessive that way. They say things like, “take my child. Put him in foster care. Keep him safe.” Solomon in his wisdom knew this well, the real mom is going to give up her claim to the kid if it ensures his well being. Takes a pampered, privileged Western mind to believe the biggest fear a mom fleeing a war torn country has, is potential foster care.

    Also, surprise! People use kids for selfish reasons all the time. Like as political pons in their social/emotional wars.

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    1. mrsmcmommy Post author

      This post by Evans was brought to my attention by a lady who lost her 11-day-old son recently. She has been grieving pretty openly lately, obviously in a very vulnerable place.
      She’s not feeling ready to get into any political debates at this moment. But I know exactly what happened when she read Rachel Held Evans’ post… She cried. She thought of the baby she has been separated from and she cried, not realizing Rachel intentionally manipulated the details for that exact reason.
      I don’t condone the “Mama Bear” excuse for bad behavior, but I confess I’m feeling pretty growly today. She ticks me off.

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    1. mrsmcmommy Post author

      I haven’t read anything from her in a long time, and it has been a peaceful hiatus. But when that friend of mine shared it saying, “I didn’t know this was happening,” I knew it had ripped her heart out.

      The first thing I wanted to say was, “Well, the good news is, children being stolen by the Trump administration and then sold into slavery ISN’T happening.” But the damage had already been done.

      Rachel appealed to emotions and won.
      Sickening.

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      1. John Branyan

        I think we should abandon the phrase, “appeal to emotions”. It sends out a positive vibe.

        How about, “Rachel lied to people and they believed her.”

        Or, “Rachel manipulated vulnerable people.”

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      2. mrsmcmommy Post author

        Rachel lied to people, and they believed her. Rachel manipulated vulnerable people.

        Both are true, and the Truth is the only thing that can set people free from the Father of Lies.

        Which side are you on, Rachel?

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