Pelosi Invokes the Bible, Christian Faith to Condemn Trump’s Deportation Raids

On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to Twitter to teach people how to avoid United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials as they look to carry out immigration raids. She also instructed migrants to report any instances they may have with these officials.

In the post, Pelosi said, “What to do if ICE comes to your door: Do not open doors. Remain silent. Do not sign. Report and record!”

The House Speaker then invoked one of Jesus’ parables to encourage these resistors.

“It should be a sign to us that today’s Catholic Gospel reading is the Good Samaritan, where Jesus teaches us to love our neighbors as ourselves and treat them with mercy,” the California Democrat tweeted. “Trump’s ICE raids today tear families apart -the opposite of mercy.”

The Washington Examiner reports:

The Christian parable of the Good Samaritan, found in the Gospel of Luke, was a sermon by Jesus in which he depicted a Jewish man who had been robbed, beaten, and left on the side of the road. Though ignored by several people, the man at last was rescued by a Samaritan, with whom the Jews of that time were enemies. The story is considered by scholars and theologians to be an example of love transcending personal prejudice.

The speaker’s tweet draws upon the same story shared Sunday by Pope Francis, who tweeted, “In today’s Gospel, Jesus proposes the Samaritan as a model. By loving his neighbor as himself, he demonstrates how to love God with one’s whole heart, while at the same time expressing true religiosity and full humanity.”