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What A Rabbi, An Imam And A Bishop Think About Jeff Sessions' Zero Tolerance Policy (HBO)

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is facing mounting criticism from an unexpected group: fellow members of his church. More than 600 members of United Methodist Church issued a formal complaint against Sessions three days after he used a passage from the Bible to justify the Trump administration's controversial "Zero Tolerance" policy against immigrants arriving at the border. Sessions has been an adamant defender of the policy, which has resulted in over 2,000 children being separated from their parents since early May. Specifically, his fellow church members are charging him with "the misuse of Romans 13 to indicate the necessity of obedience to secular law," among other offenses. They're far from the only ones criticizing Sessions' use of religion to defend his policy on the border. VICE News sat down with a bishop, an imam, and a rabbi to discuss Sessions' controversial use of religious text — and how religious doctrine is often abused to further political interests. "In each of our faith traditions and all faith traditions the goal is not to blindly follow but to search and to really explore, and think, and wrestle, and come up with answers," said Rabbi Yael Rapport when asked about the Attorney General's use of Romans 13. "I imagine that Sessions used that quote in order to reinforce this idea of hierarchy: that the text is teaching you must follow who's above you." Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
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DasEichenlaub (3 месяца назад)
I assure you that the honorable Jeff Sessions cares not what a commie, a terrorist, and a pedo commie think about him or his policies. He's too busy repressing his gay urges whilst making America great again by keeping the dirty hordes out.
Rachel Reid (4 месяца назад)
His day is coming
Azen Over (4 месяца назад)
ask the muslim if he believes in sharia law
Azen Over (4 месяца назад)
a rabbi thats a woman who knew? #maga
Eduardo V (4 месяца назад)
why didnt you invite richard dawkins?
Grayson Davenport (4 месяца назад)
Because women have a restraining order out on him.
Frank Man (4 месяца назад)
Don't trust the rabbi, she is white.
MAXI (4 месяца назад)
She’s not a rabbi
blackops2096 (4 месяца назад)
Hate to break it to you these people and all the people from Jeff sessions own faith and Jeff sessions don't speak for a single fucking person except themselves. It's called religion on both sides should stay out of politics completely. And there is this wonderful thing about religion, you dont have to follow everything nor listen to every single priest, imam or rabbi. They arent the one all be all interpretation of God and his existence. Plus this whole thing was going on during Obama, Bush and Clinton sad to see fellow liberals are now just making it a thing because Trump is in office and they are trying to make him look bad. Plus I am not condoning the policy, but like 400 of those kids separates from their parents were because like there was a massive smuggling group of a bunch of kids and like a handful of adults claimed they were the parents of all those kids. Just saying and that clearly wrong cause children are the most vulnerable and when you see a massive group like that dealing with crime syndicates, no matter what some of those kids will get abused and trafficked into much worse conditions and never be seen or heard from again.
Grayson Davenport (4 месяца назад)
Sessions own denomination any every other large denomination has condemned what Trump is doing to children.
Murmad Man (4 месяца назад)
Whites don't need religion to kill, it merely reinforces justifiations
weird world ! (4 месяца назад)
Gooooooood job
pegelatrin (4 месяца назад)
Not a rabbi..
Jos Nijsten (4 месяца назад)
Discussing faith is blowing hot air without cause.
Jack John (4 месяца назад)
muhammad is the prophet of devil
therock343 (4 месяца назад)
"LIBERALS WANT OPEN BORDERS!" myth was started by conservative politicans as scare tactic and their constituents ate it up. Conservative politics revolve around fear. Reality is Obama deported more people than Bush did, but did not separate families. Liberals aren't for illegal immigration. There is a good and bad way to go about things. Spreading fear and racism is not the way to go.
Anthony Momo (4 месяца назад)
Now this is what I call hilarious, Democrats are now trying to use my religion to justify illegal immigration. I wonder if they read the part about homosexuality or abortion?
Austin Gaius (4 месяца назад)
Romans13:1 is poetry for the foolish. Brainwashing material, justifying tyranny.
3rd bomb (4 месяца назад)
A female rabbi???
undefined undefined (4 месяца назад)
David Miller (4 месяца назад)
Religion must have born out of hypocrisy
Vocal Fry (4 месяца назад)
Leviticus also gives you permission to enslave your neighbor and claims polyester is of the devil. Don't look for morality in religion. Especially in the Old Testament
Robert Foedisch (4 месяца назад)
All war is justified by both sides because god is on their side
cush african (4 месяца назад)
Get the illegal immigration out of California
Rabbi Benyamin Kauffmann (4 месяца назад)
This is against Tora
legolas flamier (4 месяца назад)
Religion is a farce!
legolas flamier (4 месяца назад)
Woman rabbi kek Go pray to zulu while you're at it
Kase 317 (4 месяца назад)
Government immigration policy is force.
Ajit Kumar (4 месяца назад)
First I want to know what a Rabbi, an imam and a Bishop think about each other.
joel repp (4 месяца назад)
FJS, not Christian philosophy
Antarctica (4 месяца назад)
Tell Israel and the Arab countries to open their border to the refugees from Africa and Middle East.
justin castillo (4 месяца назад)
Would love to see an atheist on this panel.
FNU LNU (4 месяца назад)
Who cares what they think ? You never made these videos about past administration's why are you making them now. I mean I know why,because you are bias and salty. But it's starting to get pretty ridiculous.
PantsB4Squares (4 месяца назад)
Jeff Sessions is a god damn troll
SuluFire (4 месяца назад)
Can we talk about that rabbis legs tho and that skirt and when can I tap that ass?
Rian Malik (4 месяца назад)
looking for that similar face on pornhub
Lazaro Esquinazi (4 месяца назад)
Nice ring rev 😉
BCD88 (4 месяца назад)
Sorry they’re all full of shit. Protect our borders deport the illegals.
Joshua Dunne (4 месяца назад)
I like what this video does
Bernard J Fortin (4 месяца назад)
That’s that Reform Judaism.... A rabbi is always male... Don’t twist and change the holy Torah
whythelongmoustache (4 месяца назад)
Bernard J Fortin I agree with the other commenter. It is largely the orthodox/ultra-orthodox circles that do not recognize women rabbis. Besides, a major component of Judaism is that everyone is free to interpret it.
Ghddsfhtfd Fgtdr (4 месяца назад)
Bernard J Fortin you clearly don't know anything about judaism
Grayson Davenport (4 месяца назад)
If you like what the Methodists are doing join em on sunday. :)
Mark W (4 месяца назад)
FSM the deity of Pastafarianism
SamrayGTR (4 месяца назад)
Wtf Vice... I used to really respect you. Now you're making jabs at Secureteam10? What is wrong with you? It seems so unprofessional and low. Get your shit together.
chimpakawanzelu (4 месяца назад)
a priest, an imam, a pedophile and a rabbi walk into a bar...
Hyperion Supreme (4 месяца назад)
Using scripture to justify reprehensible action is one of the tell tale signs of an oppressor.
Daddytang67 (4 месяца назад)
Sessions, trump, miller. Pure evil propaganda machine. Always fight the fascist right!
Kapt Mao (4 месяца назад)
Open all borders, destroy all nations and support globalism! We are ALL humans. ✊🚩
Jose Muniz (4 месяца назад)
I thought all rabbis were men. Pretty cool I learn something everyday
Voluptuous Penguin (4 месяца назад)
got distracted by those legs. She dressed like that on purpose, damn't
Aku6Soku1Zan (4 месяца назад)
What 3 YHWH believers think of zero tolerance policy? I dunno
TRUMPANZEE HUNTER (4 месяца назад)
when jesus freak fanatics start flinging shit at CONS the CONS are in trouble
rawstarmusic (4 месяца назад)
Is a muslim taking part in a conversation on not politicising scripture with a straight face? Islam is scripture politicised.
PROBRO47 (4 месяца назад)
rawstarmusic when there is a muslim on a show *oh my god a terrorist* is it supposed to be like that everytime
TheStudio (4 месяца назад)
I hate this comment section more than anything, truly disgusting every time I hopefully decide to look down
Carlos Melgar (4 месяца назад)
2 Timothy 2:4...look it up if you wish.
FloodedHedge (4 месяца назад)
Curry I love you
Jo Bo (4 месяца назад)
Love this. Showing religions common ground
Sailor Bob (4 месяца назад)
I wonder if these liberals shed the same tears for children in the womb 🤔
B-Rad Jeezy from Malibu (4 месяца назад)
Let's find religious people with an agenda and have them come on our channel and shit on the president and sessions lol. Vice is pathetic, they talk about politicizing scripture but yet has three SJW talking to each other
Hassan Salahuddin (4 месяца назад)
as a person who has seen what mixing religion and politics does firsthand in my country (pakistan) i sincerely advise not to meddle in this shit its not even a slippery slope its a fucking pit
Junior J (4 месяца назад)
Sounds like a bad joke... “And the priest turns to the Rabbi and says”.....
Santiago Bron (4 месяца назад)
I didn’t knew that Baena from (la pulla) was also a rabbi.
Kommandant Rios (4 месяца назад)
If you don’t follow any of these religions it’s irrelevant and there are lots of members in those religions that would agree with the policy. Let’s see some interviews with border patrol and what they think of all this
Izzy Skint (4 месяца назад)
Ask the rabbi what he thinks about the murder of Palestinian children in their own land that has been occupied by israel, an illegal, terrorist state
BioFercho García (4 месяца назад)
A woman cannot be a Rabbi
Ramesh Hansa Ravendra (4 месяца назад)
BioFercho García . It's a man
Christopher Davis (4 месяца назад)
Does that make it right? The religious text begs to differ. Deborah was a religious leader.
BioFercho García (4 месяца назад)
Really in orthodox judaism only men can be rabbi, I don't know if all reformist allows women but tradition doesn't
Seasonal Loner (4 месяца назад)
Soda88 (4 месяца назад)
Torah, right... more like Talmud
THEGOODMALE (4 месяца назад)
I find it strange that the imam didn t refer to the koran.
DeepBlue (4 месяца назад)
So... once upon a time ... a *Rabbi, Bishop & Imam walked into a VICE interview* ....
sdafasdfasdfsda (4 месяца назад)
After the video was recorded, the muslim guy stoned the jewish woman to death for learning to read.
Erryday (4 месяца назад)
Ask the Imam if he believes in murdering anyone who leaves Islam. This is a central tenet of Islam, they'll kill you if you try to leave.
Blazed and Confused (4 месяца назад)
PROBRO - Pretty much all mainstream music is shallow though!
Erryday (4 месяца назад)
LIAR!!! All four schools of Islamic jurisprudence in Sunni Islam ALL agree that the penalty for leaving Islam is DEATH!!! So do the Shia branch of Islam. Stop your lying matey.
PROBRO47 (4 месяца назад)
Blazed and Confused the current rap is all about sex, money, and drugs
Blazed and Confused (4 месяца назад)
They were good. I don't know much about the current days. Only a couple of dudes.
PROBRO47 (4 месяца назад)
Blazed and Confused i think 2pac and ice cube were the best rappers in the old times
Jose Lasprilla (4 месяца назад)
Zero tolerance policy just means you’re enforcing the laws 100%. If you want to change the laws then call your reps. Otherwise don’t twist the narrative and mislead your public for wanting the president to enforce the laws only 50%
Betsy Rocks (4 месяца назад)
A Rabbi, An Imam And A Bishop walk into a bar...
Daniel Callahan (4 месяца назад)
It's SAD how leftists are ALWAYS playing identity politics DO NOT FORGET that the goal of the socialists has ALWAYS been to DIVIDE the West and make us turn on each other
troy arrington (4 месяца назад)
Tryna figure OUT how you GOT leftists AND socialists mixed UP?😂 just typing the way you type
i am not a weeb I swear (4 месяца назад)
...A little fact about socialism: IT IS A WESTERN CONCEPT! so, the west is trying to divide the west? So, you are talking about a civil war? Lol. Socialism may be becoming more and more popular but it doesn't have anywhere near the amount of people to start a civil war if that even was their goal which it is not. And, if you don't know. Socialism is more democratic that the Republic the US has today! I wish you a good day sir and hope you one day become aware of how backwords YOUR logic is.
julian brown (4 месяца назад)
Daniel Callahan Except that is precisely what right wing nationalists like Trump are doing at the very moment by putting tariffs on our allies while praising dictatorships. Amazing how reality is backwards in your mind
Manly Prime (4 месяца назад)
Daniel Callahan okay
Daniel Callahan (4 месяца назад)
That might be the stupidest attempt at logic I have ever seen. Apparently you've never heard of a civil war. Stick to your gender studies courses, kid. Leave the actual thinking to those who are capable.
John Shirley (4 месяца назад)
I just find it kinda odd vice decided to have the female rabbi, because they had to have spent extra time finding one since its traditionally a male role. I'm not trying to bash her, I'm just saying it's like vice was scared inviting a normal rabbi who's typically a white male wasn't going to be diverse enough for their panel
Rob Parra (4 месяца назад)
Everyone has their own word of god and seems to think they have it right
ananananana ajajaja (4 месяца назад)
Open borders for israel
Fadel Rama (4 месяца назад)
i want to watch the full version
Alexis Rosario (4 месяца назад)
I need more of these sort of conversations in my life. Think we all do
J.R. Smith (4 месяца назад)
when do they walk into a bar? still wait for the joke!
Killacamfoo O.G. (4 месяца назад)
Elmae 45 (4 месяца назад)
Alonzo Aldaba (4 месяца назад)
When a republican ticks off a Bishop, you know something isn’t right
Peter-john De Jong (4 месяца назад)
Three marxist
Ashley Duffy (4 месяца назад)
Peter-john De Jong How does that make them a Marxist?
c c (4 месяца назад)
Rabbi, imam, bishops. enemy of the white working clasd
Murmad Man (4 месяца назад)
calm down there little boy
TheExplorer (4 месяца назад)
Useless religious people.
TheExplorer (4 месяца назад)
Well I can respect you as a person, but your religion is cruel and it is curse for the humanity. I recommend you learning about critical thinking and using that critical thinking skill on your religion. Perhaps you will see how the religious people in general are really scumbags. You have a long way ahead you so have fun with your life without forcing your backwards religion on others.
Ashley Duffy (4 месяца назад)
TheExplorer yes indeed I am. I’m a Christian and love god. Also i respect atheist people and follow some on YouTube.
TheExplorer (4 месяца назад)
Well you must be religious.
Ashley Duffy (4 месяца назад)
TheExplorer what makes them useless
Dudeldani (4 месяца назад)
What's the sermon on the power of live mentioned around 0:50
Fred Oathill (4 месяца назад)
Open borders for israel
T.BONE/SIDE OF LIFE (4 месяца назад)
The most brutal governments and militias know that to devastate parents and traumatize children, a simple approach is to tear them apart. Imprison parents, detain children, don’t allow them to communicate with each other, don’t hint at the possibility of reunification. For parents, there’s nothing more devastating than the loss of their children. And when you forcibly remove children from their parents, you rip away the secure base that allows children to feel safe in the world despite the dangers that may surround them. In the absence of comfort, and facing both the loss of their parents and their own frightening detention, their young bodies and minds can get locked into a state of prolonged alarm. The brain’s threat system gets flipped into a permanent state of activation, flooding the body with the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. That’s okay for a very short-term emergency; the stress response system evolved to help us shift quickly into survival mode, and then switch off again as soon as we’re safe so that we can return to normal functioning. States of prolonged distress, however, can be extremely harmful, leading to an erosion of our emotional and physical health, eventually even endangering our survival. Among children, this state of prolonged threat can lead to what researchers call “toxic stress”. The stress hormones wear down the body and mind, weakening the immune system, and causing lasting damage to the brain. Children may experience recurrent nightmares, regress developmentally, lose their appetite, and engage in maladaptive coping responses—desperate attempts to self-soothe, ranging from aggression to self-harm, anything to numb the state of fear. I never dreamed I’d see it in the country of my birth, what hell it must be to live this and to witness...
Just A Black Atheist (4 месяца назад)
“Hey! But detention centers are creating jobs”- Brain Dead Trump voter.
Julie Gurley (4 месяца назад)
In scientific language, Sessions is drawing a cruel and hateful conclusion and then seeking a passage to justify his prior prejudice. That's not how we find the truth. The first thing is to seek the truth, seek love and research reality to find a way to do that.
Uniblonder (4 месяца назад)
I couldn't care less what these hypocrites think on any subject.....Open borders for Isreal.
calstatebadboy1111 (4 месяца назад)
Alonzo Aldaba (4 месяца назад)
calstatebadboy1111 #FreeAmericanEmpire #Amerikkka
FitnessBusiness Success (4 месяца назад)
go back to wakanda
Banka (4 месяца назад)
Ashley Duffy (4 месяца назад)
This is beautiful.
Christopher Grillo (4 месяца назад)
VICE atheists invite liberal religious leaders to push their agenda, how convenient! LOL
Ashley Duffy (4 месяца назад)
Christopher Grillo highly doubt the bishop or the iman is liberal.
Lord Zephyros (4 месяца назад)
A Rabbi, a Imam and a bishop walk into a bar.... Finish this joke
Ashley Duffy (4 месяца назад)
Lord Zephyros no joke here... just three people that can come together in peace.
Jack Vernon (4 месяца назад)
Who gives an f*** what a they think. What happened to separation of church and state? This quote coming from the god who gave a thumbs up to slavery and genoside. It’s always funny to see a bishop and rabbi and an imam, the bishop plagiarized the rabbi’s faith then the imam plagiarized the bishops. Why do people believe these “sacred books” if they read carefully they would be all killing each other and that’s the problem they want to pick an choose verses in line with them and ignore the awful shit in their books and that there religions have reaked in the world. Yes rabbi faith is blind it’s ironic you can see that. No bishop bishop our country wasn’t founded on religion if anything diesm but the constitution is secular which made America so great. Now ruined by the religious forcing there way into our government. Wanna live in a theocracy go to Saudi Arabia.
e n o u g h (4 месяца назад)
Dumb, dumber and dumbest talk about something they have no experience or knowledge about. Nothing new. Pretty funny for Vice to be all religious all of a sudden, totally not trying to push an agenda.
Ashley Duffy (4 месяца назад)
e n o u g h they’re speaking from a religious prospective, not political. You misunderstood the video. They mentioned a guy that used the Bible incorrectly to justify the right to close borders. In fact, there are many stories of migrants in the Bible. Genesis 46:1-7 – “Jacob moves his family to Egypt to escape the famine and reunite with Joseph.”
e n o u g h (4 месяца назад)
Ashley Duffy being the most intelligent of a group doesn't make you intelligent overall, it jus means you're the best in that situation. Regarding borders, none of them know what they're talking about regarding diplomacy and borders. So yeah, their all dumb by comparison.
Ashley Duffy (4 месяца назад)
e n o u g h how can you call this bishop dumb? He’s the most intelligent speaker here.
Tearakan (4 месяца назад)
They are religious and therefore part of the problem. Religion keeps dividing humanity. It’s time we throw it in the trash.
creative username (4 месяца назад)
I'm an atheist but it still bothers me greatly to see someone like sessions twist religious rhetoric around to justify his questionable political stances. Like it's literally something right out of a fascist dictatorship or islamist extremism. Using scripture to justify inhumane behavior
Regis Martel (4 месяца назад)
creative username remember Matthew 25:34-46 and divine law above all else
Regis Martel (4 месяца назад)
Matthew W which is above natural law and beyond mortal leaders showing allegiance to God above all first. Also for your earlier argument here's a passage for you: Matthew 25:34-46
Matthew W (4 месяца назад)
terrible human being?? I follow the bible as it is written. America is a Christian Nation and we must follow God's law.
creative username (4 месяца назад)
Matthew W wow this conversation isn't even worth having anymore. You are truly a terrible human being
Matthew W (4 месяца назад)
The Supreme Court has upheld Trump's travel band so I guess you were wrong and I was right.
user12345 (4 месяца назад)
Open borders for Israel.
justhateme israel (4 месяца назад)
The walls are there for a reason. Ever watched world war z?
MAXI (4 месяца назад)
user12345 they are
MAXI (4 месяца назад)
So blow up Israel
TheWolfsan (4 месяца назад)
They cannot even treat their arab citizens as human beings, according to jewish people open borders are for everyone else,
George Bush (4 месяца назад)
Bad goyim. O vey!
James Russeller III (4 месяца назад)
Why is the (((rabbi))) listed first?
The Thirteenth Doctor (4 месяца назад)
James Russeller III Greetings (((loser)))
Christopher Davis (4 месяца назад)
Probably because Judaism came first. They’re simply in order of origin. Judaism then Christianity then Islam, from left to right. No menacing intention.
Modem Mark (4 месяца назад)
why??? probably because we live in a Judeo-Christian culture, by default? and the producers of this show probably considered their audience when deciding who to list first? does it matter? can you think of a better reason?
Mr.762 (4 месяца назад)
We live our faith by not invading other people's property
Johnnytturbo (4 месяца назад)
Why do these wizards matter?

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