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(Buzzfeed)   "Yes, we're about to reunite you with the child you've been separated from for months. First we have just a few questions for you to answer. Ok, first question: are you a Christian?"   ( buzzfeed.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
This is disgusting. I would hope A federal agency (instead of a contracted aon profit)  doing the same thing would get into a jam trying to explain why they asked.
 
6 days ago  
You goddamned motherf*ckers.  I hope you all burn in whatever hell you believe in, profiting from this. And I hope it's ten times worse than your worst imaginings, for placing any barrier in the way of reuniting these families.

"Are you a Christian".  What unmitigated, proselytizing bullshiat.  I mean, this is Spanish Inquisition-level bullshiat.  Only, seeing as how they are Christians in Republican-controlled America, we should have completely expected them to be flaming assholes.
 
6 days ago  
"Both of the families we're working with are Christians," Clark said. "But what if they weren't? Are we saying now you can't be reunified with your own child if you don't share the religious preference of this particular vendor who runs these detainment centers for children?"

I don't think that's what those companies are saying at all.  I think what those companies are really saying is that children are a valuable damn thing, and possession is 9/10ths of the law, and they would much prefer to auction off the attractive ones and sell the rest into slavery.
 
6 days ago  

Marcus Aurelius: "Both of the families we're working with are Christians," Clark said. "But what if they weren't? Are we saying now you can't be reunified with your own child if you don't share the religious preference of this particular vendor who runs these detainment centers for children?"

I don't think that's what those companies are saying at all.  I think what those companies are really saying is that children are a valuable damn thing, and possession is 9/10ths of the law, and they would much prefer to auction off the attractive ones and sell the rest into slavery.


Where are the girls?
 
6 days ago  
ORR is currently run by E. Scott Lloyd, a devout Catholic with a history of controversial statements on abortion and contraception

They allow this monster to have a say over the welfare of children?   That's pretty barbaric.
 
6 days ago  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Where are the girls?


I ask that question every chance I get.
 
6 days ago  

Marcus Aurelius: ORR is currently run by E. Scott Lloyd, a devout Catholic with a history of controversial statements on abortion and contraception

They allow this monster to have a say over the welfare of children?   That's pretty barbaric.


Christians allow ordained child rapists to have a say in the morality of their parishioners, the education of their children and the administration of sacraments, all while using Christianity as a character reference.  Why does this surprise you?
 
6 days ago  
Government contractors can't get more power from their contracts than the federal government has to give them- since the federal government cannot make religion a criteria for placement their contractors should not be able to either.
 
6 days ago  
Church said they tried to clarify what type of Christianity Gonzalez-Garcia practices, but Church said she responded, "I don't understand why that matters."

I got confused at this point because of the woman's name.
 
6 days ago  

Grillsergeant: This is disgusting. I would hope A federal agency (instead of a contracted aon profit)  doing the same thing would get into a jam trying to explain why they asked.


I would hope, no, expect that a contracted non-profit acting on behalf of the government would be held to the same standard as the government.

Otherwise, the government can simply farm off contractors to do all sorts of illegal/unethical shiat.

/Which I guess is the point of using contractors.
 
6 days ago  
Well I wonder where those contractors got that idea from.
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6 days ago  

Grillsergeant: This is disgusting. I would hope A federal agency (instead of a contracted aon profit)  doing the same thing would get into a jam trying to explain why they asked.


HUD demands to know age, impairments, race, ethnicity, gender, on demographic statistic reports, but not religion.
Even that bureaucracy thinks it's a stupid question.
 
6 days ago  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Marcus Aurelius: "Both of the families we're working with are Christians," Clark said. "But what if they weren't? Are we saying now you can't be reunified with your own child if you don't share the religious preference of this particular vendor who runs these detainment centers for children?"

I don't think that's what those companies are saying at all.  I think what those companies are really saying is that children are a valuable damn thing, and possession is 9/10ths of the law, and they would much prefer to auction off the attractive ones and sell the rest into slavery.

Where are the girls?


What girls?
 
6 days ago  
whar religious freedom whar
 
6 days ago  
I'm not a smart man, but how do you go from "crossing the border" to "living in Boston" in two months?
 
6 days ago  

Mitch Mitchell: I'm not a smart man, but how do you go from "crossing the border" to "living in Boston" in two months?


Cars, probably.
 
6 days ago  
Onward Christian Soldiers. . . . .

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6 days ago  
We all know by now that the 2nd Amendment is the only part of our founding doctrine these assholes (far right "conservatives") care about, and their interpretation of that passage is so loose, they might as well be consecrating the words of a NRA flyer stapled to a telephone pole.

I keep asking myself how we've come this far down the wrong path, and all I can muster is that human intelligence is not well represented by a Gaussian distribution; in reality we're dealing with a Poisson distribution with a dangerously low λ value.
 
6 days ago  
There can be no doubt America is a Christian nation. Look who the president is, for example.
 
6 days ago  
What, is this a job interview?
 
6 days ago  

Mitch Mitchell: I'm not a smart man, but how do you go from "crossing the border" to "living in Boston" in two months?


These are people who fled the country they have known since birth with little more than the clothes on their back to go to a foreign land with completely different culture and language.  The character and nature it takes to make that decision let alone put a plan in action and succeed at the attempt is immense.

That's what kills me about all this.  The people that do most the biatching have never done anything nearly so brave or difficult in their entire lives as these immigrants.  Their desire to better themselves, provide for their family, and put it all on the line to change their circumstances is one of the best examples of the "American Spirit" our national myths and legends celebrate.  We should be seeking out these people, not turning them away.
 
6 days ago  
"Not any more."
 
6 days ago  
more than you are, but no.
 
6 days ago  
I smell the sulfurous stench of Commander of the Faithful Mike Pence on this one.

Here's a Top Gear Top Tip to the GOP: don't like being compared to Nazis? STOP ACTING LIKE NAZIS.
 
6 days ago  

Wicked Chinchilla: Mitch Mitchell: I'm not a smart man, but how do you go from "crossing the border" to "living in Boston" in two months?

These are people who fled the country they have known since birth with little more than the clothes on their back to go to a foreign land with completely different culture and language.  The character and nature it takes to make that decision let alone put a plan in action and succeed at the attempt is immense.

That's what kills me about all this.  The people that do most the biatching have never done anything nearly so brave or difficult in their entire lives as these immigrants.  Their desire to better themselves, provide for their family, and put it all on the line to change their circumstances is one of the best examples of the "American Spirit" our national myths and legends celebrate.  We should be seeking out these people, not turning them away.


for realz.
 
6 days ago  

H31N0US: We all know by now that the 2nd Amendment is the only part of our founding doctrine these assholes (far right "conservatives") care about, and their interpretation of that passage is so loose, they might as well be consecrating the words of a NRA flyer stapled to a telephone pole.

I keep asking myself how we've come this far down the wrong path, and all I can muster is that human intelligence is not well represented by a Gaussian distribution; in reality we're dealing with a Poisson distribution with a dangerously low λ value.


Oh, I think these people are fine with the Constituon and it's amendments, so long as the rights and privileges accrue only to THEM, and not to any of the people they don't like.

It's not like the NRA came out decrying Philando Castile's death, after all.
 
6 days ago  
People who support the separation of children may call themselves Christian but they don't follow the teachings of Christ
 
6 days ago  

Ktonos: I smell the sulfurous stench of Commander of the Faithful Mike Pence on this one.

Here's a Top Gear Top Tip to the GOP: don't like being compared to Nazis? STOP ACTING LIKE NAZIS.


Were the nazis known for asking inappropriate questions before reuniting kids and parents? Hadn't heard that.
 
6 days ago  

Tabletop: Were the nazis known for asking inappropriate questions before reuniting kids and parents? Hadn't heard that.


Yeah, who ever heard of nazis treating someone differently based on their religion or questions someone's religion!?!?!?!?  Right?!?!?!?!

Get a brain, morans
 
6 days ago  

Wicked Chinchilla: Mitch Mitchell: I'm not a smart man, but how do you go from "crossing the border" to "living in Boston" in two months?

These are people who fled the country they have known since birth with little more than the clothes on their back to go to a foreign land with completely different culture and language.  The character and nature it takes to make that decision let alone put a plan in action and succeed at the attempt is immense.

That's what kills me about all this.  The people that do most the biatching have never done anything nearly so brave or difficult in their entire lives as these immigrants.  Their desire to better themselves, provide for their family, and put it all on the line to change their circumstances is one of the best examples of the "American Spirit" our national myths and legends celebrate.  We should be seeking out these people, not turning them away.


Let's inventory the qualities you admire so much: has a plan, puts it into action, brave, desire to better ones self, provide for their family, and is willing to risk it all.

I know a guy serving 10 years for home invasion for demonstrating all of those qualities.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

SpectroBoy: Tabletop: Were the nazis known for asking inappropriate questions before reuniting kids and parents? Hadn't heard that.

Yeah, who ever heard of nazis treating someone differently based on their religion or questions someone's religion!?!?!?!?  Right?!?!?!?!

Get a brain, morans


There are zero examples or claims of that happening in this article.
 
6 days ago  

phrawgh: There can be no doubt America is a Christian nation. Look who the president is, for example.


On another subject, I'd funny your remark.

This one is too damn horrifying. :(
 
6 days ago  
I am disturbed by the feelings these specious Christians nurture in my heart.
 
6 days ago  

Lady J: whar religious freedom whar


Thar religious freedom. Thar castle.
 
6 days ago  
FYR
 
6 days ago  

Mitch Mitchell: I'm not a smart man, but how do you go from "crossing the border" to "living in Boston" in two months?


Take a bus.
 
6 days ago  

Tabletop: Ktonos: I smell the sulfurous stench of Commander of the Faithful Mike Pence on this one.

Here's a Top Gear Top Tip to the GOP: don't like being compared to Nazis? STOP ACTING LIKE NAZIS.

Were the nazis known for asking inappropriate questions before reuniting kids and parents? Hadn't heard that.


I think "Bist du ein Jude?" counts.

\сколько вы заплатили за это?
 
6 days ago  
Just goes to show there no shiatty thing that some christer can't make shiattier.
 
6 days ago  

vinniethepoo: Mitch Mitchell: I'm not a smart man, but how do you go from "crossing the border" to "living in Boston" in two months?

Take a bus.


At the very least, it'll feel like two months.
 
6 days ago  

Norfolking Chance: People who support the separation of children may call themselves Christian but they don't follow the teachings of Christ


A surprisingly large number of Christians don't follow the teachings of Christ.  He was big into tolerance, them not so much.
 
6 days ago  

H31N0US: We all know by now that the 2nd Amendment is the only part of our founding doctrine these assholes (far right "conservatives") care about, and their interpretation of that passage is so loose, they might as well be consecrating the words of a NRA flyer stapled to a telephone pole.

I keep asking myself how we've come this far down the wrong path, and all I can muster is that human intelligence is not well represented by a Gaussian distribution; in reality we're dealing with a Poisson distribution with a dangerously low λ value.


If k =  IQ, I agree wholeheartedly.
 
6 days ago  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Christians allow ordained child rapists to have a say in the morality of their parishioners, the education of their children and the administration of sacraments, all while using Christianity as a character reference.


The child abuse rate amongst Roman Catholic priests is significantly less than among the general population. That does not for a second excuse the cover-ups, but let's not get too hysterical about the situation.
 
6 days ago  

Norfolking Chance: People who support the separation of children may call themselves Christian but they don't follow the teachings of Christ


They basically think that all they have to do is adopt the label of "Christian" and it automatically confers upon them moral fortitude and authority without having to do anything else.  Sort of like how adopting the label "Republican" automatically makes them just like Lincoln or "patriot" makes them just like the revolutionaries.  These are people who are not capable of the nuanced observation required to judge people by their actions, and instead can only look at a broad label like race, sex, religion, or political affiliation and bucket those into "good" and "bad".
 
6 days ago  

Marcus Aurelius: They allow this monster to have a say over the welfare of children?


Reminder - Republicans are in charge.
 
6 days ago  

Tabletop: I know a guy serving 10 years for home invasion for demonstrating all of those qualities.


I'm in a quandary here.  On the one hand, I find it hard to believe that you have any friends or acquaintances.  On the other, I'm not at all surprised that any friends or acquaintances you may have are scumbags.
 
6 days ago  
What....the .....fark.  Aren't the overwhelming majority of Mexican and Central American's Catholic or some kind of Christian anyways?
 
6 days ago  

berylman: What....the .....fark.  Aren't the overwhelming majority of Mexican and Central American's Catholic or some kind of Christian anyways?


You can never be too sure with brown people. They could be muslin. Or worse, polyester.
 
6 days ago  

Tabletop: Ktonos: I smell the sulfurous stench of Commander of the Faithful Mike Pence on this one.

Here's a Top Gear Top Tip to the GOP: don't like being compared to Nazis? STOP ACTING LIKE NAZIS.

Were the nazis known for asking inappropriate questions before reuniting kids and parents? Hadn't heard that.


<blinks several times to make sure comment was read clearly>

Does your caregiver know you are online?
 
6 days ago  
That headline and the rabid incoherence it has spawned within this thread has just launched a small spacecraft into low earth orbit. I say good day to the new Social Justice WarriorsAstronauts who will now bravely continue the fight in the echo chamber of space.

As this spacecraft has a very small heat shield we will need Social Justice Ground Control, aka subby, to please submit another troll-tastic headline to refill the spacecrafts fuel tanks and prepare for a massive controlled burn.

/At no point was the child denied access back to its mother
//Lot of social engineering going on over a policy in place for decades
///Flame On my proud Fark Progressive Brigade future astronauts!
 
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