By Hemant Mehta
Last week, Pastor Jack Graham of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas tweeted about how his congregation was “determined to act” in the wake of migrant families being separated and locked up.
Even though that cruelty was the result of Donald Trump‘s vindictiveness, his daughter Ivanka Trump got in contact with Graham and sent his church a gift of $50,000 to help the kids.
But not actually help. This is, after all, someone named Trump.
Prestonwood announced yesterday that the money would go towards an “immigration ministry.”
“HHS officials have told us that the basic needs of the children are being taken care of,” Graham said. “What the kids really need most is someone to brighten their day. They need someone to give them hope. Our plan is to create an event for the children that will encourage them and make them smile. Of course, we will also focus on how we can provide financial aid to families to assist them in their situation.”
Although the physical needs and education are being provided to the immigrant children, Prestonwood is seeking to provide things such as money, volunteers and Vacation Bible School-type activities.
So instead of using his power and privilege as a conservative Christian leader to condemn the Trump administration for its cruel policies, he’s going to use the $50,000 to give effectively orphaned kids “Vacation Bible School-type activities,” which, let’s face it, is just code for Jesus.
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