What The Bible Really Says About “Illegal” Immigration

If you can take this:

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” (Leviticus 19:22)

and turn it into this:



(while ignoring all the other laws in The Bible which tell you its okay to have multiple wives or marry twelve year olds as long as they are virgins and commands you not to touch a menstruating woman and not to wear cotton-polyester blends…)

then how does this:

“The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19:34)

and this:

“…And do no wrong or violence to the alien, the orphan, and the widow…” (Jeremiah 22:3)

and this:

“You shall not deprive a resident alien or an orphan of justice…” (Deuteronomy 24: 17)

and this:

You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for your were aliens in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 23:9)

turn into this?


Judy Schulz, Richard Schulz

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Filed under human rights, identity, politics, privilege, religion, social justice

3 responses to “What The Bible Really Says About “Illegal” Immigration

  1. I always took “Thou shalt not lie with a man as you lie with a woman” thing to mean “treat each partner differently and remember that men and women have different ways of pleasure” so to speak. Okay it probably doesn’t mean that, but, come on, if it were that important wouldn’t it be clearer and repeated more often?

  2. Was raised Christian, left the faith, raged at hypocrisy in the world, came back to faith, started reading the Bible again, and what’s in the Bible is far different from what they indoctrinated me and my friends and family with while growing up.

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