Welcome to Roger’s Take on Religion: An Inclusive Perspective
Steven Bannon’s brief tenure as president is over. Unfortunately, it’s an ending he’s yet to recognize.
“Unable to come to grips with problems in the Church, they need illegal aliens … to fill the churches,” Bannon said in a recent interview with Charlie Rose. It’s a line Donald Trump could have tweeted.
Bannon’s attack was in response to a statement by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops calling Trump’s decision to end protection of illegal aliens who had come to the U.S. as children “reprehensible.”
Here’s My Take: Bannon’s ability to lift up weaknesses in the Catholic Church as a way of denying the validity of its support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is brilliant.
What’s not being said is that the Catholic Church is not alone in its condemnation. It is joined by most religious groups – the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Union for Reformed Judaism and the United Methodist Church to name three.
Why this solidarity within the religious community? Because they understand that heaven is not restricted to legal Anglos.