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…
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.
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…
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.