I'm the Green Party Candidate for Governor, but I'm also a minister. Every other candidate has multiple 'hats'...and so do I. This morning I speak from the other hat--my religious leader hat.
In the bible there is a confusing passage that speaks of an "unforgivable sin." There is debate about what an unforgivable sin could possibly be. It has something to do with blaspheming the Holy Spirit...but what does that mean?
If there is such a thing as an 'unforgivable sin' I imagine it would be something like, 'forcibly removing a loving father and sending him away, forever, from his child, because of a broken immigration law.' President Donald Trump, ICE Director Thomas Homan and Newark Field Office Director John Tsoukaris are all committing that almost unforgivable sin through their decision to send away Arino Massie from his son this past week. If the Holy Spirit is the giver of life, this decision is a life-taking decision--it's blasphemy against the way of the Spirit.
Today we will be gathering with another family, the family of Oldy Manopo. He is also detained and unable to be with his family. He too has fallen victim to the almost unforgivable sins being committed by our so-called 'family-values' government He too is fallen victim to a government that has said it is concerned about 'persecuted religious minorities.' If we do not cry out and stop this madness the unforgivable sin, of sending him away forever, away from his children and grandchildren, will be committed again.
If you are tired of the lies, and you want to call out the government for its unforgivable decision to ruin families, join us at 10:30am at the Rodino Building. 970 Broad St., Newark, NJ.