PNR brings clarity to some of the confusion which is reigning in religious circles in Alabama:
As in Arizona, so now in Alabama, various Christian groups are trying to defend illegal aliens against the imposition of the law. They typically bring up the whole bit concerning the biblical injunction to care for the widow, the fatherless, and the alien among us and the Bible does so command us.
But they are making some seriously wrong assumptions. The biggest of their false assumptions is that illegal immigration is a victimless crime. It isn’t.
He goes on to tell us just how many people in the state, particularly young black men, do not have work and how such lack of work (which can be tied in part to illegal immigration) will only serve to exacerbate the labor situation for these citizens as time goes by.
I remember not too long ago when the story was that lack of employment among minorities (pick your favorite group) was a horrible thing and that we should all be ashamed of ourselves because we had let the situation degrade so far. It just wasn’t Christian.
That was then. This is now.
Truth has not changed. A society which functions according to the rule of law is a healthy society–insofar as any group run by and run for humans is healthy. A society which is always tossing over one story (racism against blacks) for another (racism against browns) without digging deeper into what may actually be causing things such as reduced employment opportunities is a society which lives according to the rule of emotion–and not the rule of law.
Do we really wish to be such a society?