“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said during a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Ind. “Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves. Consistent and fair application of the law is in itself a good and moral thing, and that protects the weak and protects the lawful.”Perhaps Sessions has forgotten that the Holocaust was conducted entirely in accordance with German law? Or that American slavery was likewise according to law (and Biblically justified by the very same passage that Sessions invoked)? Or that Otto Warmbier was tortured to death in strict accordance with North Korean law? Or is he seriously suggesting that it is the Will of God that we meekly accept these atrocities?
I'm frankly surprised that Sessions decided to invoke Romans rather than Mark. After all, Jesus himself says that the little children should suffer. If you're going to pervert the message of the Bible why not go all-in?