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Tue Jun 19, 2018, 01:27 AM

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A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify White Supremacy

Almost 2,000 years after Paulís letter, the 13th chapter of Paulís instruction to the Romans is still being used to silence, warn and squash minority populations. When U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III quoted the verse Thursday to explain the Trump administrationís gestapolike policy of ripping babies from the arms of their mothers and throwing the children into internment camps, he was simply the latest in a long line of white people who used that verse to justify white supremacy.


God is even given as a reason why black people should stop resisting when they are shot by corrupt cops. Recently, Romans, chapter 13, was used to disparage the Black Lives Matter movement.

Despite the fact that Micah Johnson, who killed five Dallas police officers in 2016, was never connected to any organizations, Robert Jeffress, the head of one of the largest congregations in the area, condemned Black Lives Matter and said that he was sick of preachers disrespecting police because ďthe New Testament says in Romans 13:4 that law enforcement officers are ministers of God sent by God to punish evildoers.Ē (Coincidentally, this is the same pastor who said that NFL players should be happy they werenít shot in the head for kneeling during the national anthem.)

Read More: https://www.theroot.com/a-brief-history-of-people-using-romans-13-to-justify-wh-1826875704


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