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Stephen Colbert, a devout Catholic who knows what he’s talking about when it comes to religion, held little back when it came to condemning Attorney General Jeff Sessions for citing a Bible verse to justify the U.S. government’s cruel policy of ripping children away from their parents in order to deter illegal immigration.

Turns out there are plenty of Bible verses Sessions didn’t bother reading, including one in the very same chapter he mentioned.

It begins around the 1:27 mark of this clip:

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Speaking of the policy, Colbert said:

… Now clearly, no decent human being could defend that. So Jeff Sessions did.

In fact, he said separating kids from their families is the Lord’s work…

… Don’t bring God into this. First of all, I don’t think God picked you because I don’t worship Vladimir Putin. And the only thing in the Bible close to this is a king threatening to cut a baby in two… and he was joking!

But I will give Sessions this: That is what Romans 13:1 says. Okay? You gotta have laws. But if he just read a little bit further into Romans 13:10, it says, “Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law.”

I’m not surprised Sessions didn’t read the whole thing. After all, Jesus said, “Suffer the children to come unto me.” But I’m pretty sure all Sessions saw was the words “children” and “suffer” and said “I’m on it!”

This administration, backed by every single useless Republican in Congress, is doing more than atheists could ever dream of to drive Christians away from their faith.

Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.

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