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Sessions to Hecklers: My Theology Allows Defense of Borders

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Rev. Darrell Hamilton, a pastor at First Baptist Church in Boston, is escorted away by a police officer after interrupting remarks by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday. (Steven Senne/AP)

By    |   Monday, 29 October 2018 08:25 PM

A pair of religious leaders Monday were escorted out of a meeting in Boston for interrupting Attorney General Jeff Sessions while he was giving a speech to the Boston Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society about religious freedom, Boston Magazine reports.

One pastor told the outlet he was concerned about the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy on immigration.

Sessions thanked the two men for their remarks "and attack," but said he does his best "every day to fulfill my responsibility to enforce the laws of the United States."

He also added there was not anything in the scripture . . . [or my] "theology that says a secular nation-state cannot have lawful laws to control immigration. It is not immoral, not indecent, and not unkind to state what your laws are and then set about to enforce them."

The first man, identified as Pastor Will Green of the Ballard Vale United Church in Andover, Massachusetts, in addressing Sessions, quoted lines attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: "I was hungry and you did not feed me. I was a stranger, and you did not welcome me. I was naked, and you did not clothe me."

He then told Sessions: "Brother Jeff, as a fellow United Methodist I call upon you to repent, to care for those in need, to remember that when you do not care for others, you are wounding the body of Christ."

After Green was escorted out, Pastor Darrell Hamilton of the First Baptist Church in Boston stood up to defend him and was, too, forced to leave.

"I thought we were here to protect religious liberty," Hamilton said.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected the protests of a pair of religious leaders during a speech to the Boston Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society about religious freedom, according to Boston Magazine.
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