So, Gov. Jerry Brown, current overseer of a state that’s largely representative of political values about as far removed from those of devout Christianity as any…has decided to invoke said Christianity on behalf of trashing the idea of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
As reported by a variety of news outlets, including The Washington Free Beacon, Brown joined host Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press this past Sunday to declare that building such a structure is not in keeping with Christian values.
“We are going to do the right, humane, and I would even say the Christian thing from my point of view [to oppose the wall],” Brown said. “You don't treat human beings like that. Trump's supposed to be Mr. Religious Fellow, and I thought we had to treat the least of these as we would treat the Lord.”
Continuing, Brown said, “I hope he would reconnect with some of his conservative evangelicals, and they’ll tell him these are human beings, these are children of God, [and] they shouldn’t be treated that way.”
When Todd asked Brown if he was prepared to fight construction of the border wall, the governor responded that while his state would not be engineering any kind of effort rooted in lawsuits to stop the building effort, they would fight it in other ways, saying that “we’re going to fight, and we’re going to fight very hard. But we're not going to bring stupid lawsuits or be running to the courthouse every day. We’re going to be careful. We’ll be strategic.”
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large