What took place in Martha’s Vineyard recently was a travesty.

On the one hand, there was a group of people fleeing a corrupt authoritarian government and extreme poverty, hoping for freedom and a chance to work for a better life.

On the other hand, there was a powerful and ambitious governor who abused these desperate people to score political points.

The scriptures of the Judeo-Christian tradition are clear about which side God chooses:

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness.” Isaiah 58:6-12

Richard Kunz, Brevard

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