A Warning to Oklahoma Politicians regarding their PRO-ABORTION
immigration law changes,
from the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House

You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. You shall not abuse any widow or orphan. If you do abuse them, when they cry out to me, I will surely heed their cry and my wrath will burn against you.
Exodus 22, 21-23

Will your sins against the poor send you to HELL?

What does God say about immigrants?

Cursed is anyone who is unjust to foreigners, orphans, and widows. And all the people will reply, Amen. - Deuteronomy 27:19

Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing. But a curse will come upon those who close their eyes to poverty. Proverbs 28:27

According to the Holy Bible, one of the important functions of government is to protect the weak and the powerless. Immigrants are often among the most vulnerable members of our community. Politicians who turn their backs on the poor are bringing the condemnation of God upon our state and nation. According to the prophet Ezekial, one of the reasons that Sodom was destroyed was because of its oppression of the poor. (See Ezekial 16.)

How does God define blasphemy?

What do mean by crushing my people and grinding down the poor when they look to you? Those who oppress the poor blaspheme their maker, but the one who is kind to the needy glorifies God. Isaiah 3:15

Harsh immigration laws are pro-abortion. Many women seek abortions due to economic despair. They are poor and they believe they cannot afford to have another child. Harsh immigration laws increase the financial desperation of the poor. They will inevitably have the effect of increasing the number of abortions. Advocates of these harsh pro-abortion immigration laws must answer this question: How many unborn children are politicians willing to kill to pander to mob sensibilities with these cruel laws?

The Bible connects oppression of foreigners with sorcery and adultery!

At that time I will put you on trial. I will be a ready witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear me," says the Lord. Malachi 3:5

The Bible says that foreigners must receive "equal treatment before the law."

Do not exploit the foreigners who live in your land. They should be treated like everyone else, and you must love them as you love yourself. Remember that you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. I, the LORD, am your God. Leviticus 19:33-34

Foreigners in ancient Israel who were poor were entitled to assistance, just like the widows and orphans:

Never take advantage of poor laborers, whether fellow Israelites or foreigners living in your towns. Pay them their wages each day before sunset because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they might cry out to the LORD against you, and it would be counted against you as sin. . . True justice must be given to foreigners living among you and to orphans, and you must never accept a widow's garment in pledge of her debt. . . When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans, and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do. When you beat the olives from your olive trees, don't go over the boughs twice. Leave some of the olives for the foreigners, orphans, and widows. This also applies to the grapes in your vineyard. Do not glean the vines after they are picked, but leave any remaining grapes for the foreigners, orphans, and widows. Deuteronomy 24, 14-15, 17, 19-21

Why did Jesus say the rich who oppress the poor are going to Hell?

Inasmuch as you have done this unto these, the least of my brothers and sisters, you have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40

A Warning from God to all Politicians

Woe to those who enact unjust statutes and who write oppressive decrees, depriving the needy of judgment and robbing my people's poor of their rights, making widows their plunder, and orphans their prey! What will you do on the day of punishment, when ruin comes from afar? To whom will you flee for help? Where will you leave your wealth, lest it sink beneath the captive or fall beneath the slain? For all this, his wrath is not turned back, his hand is still outstretched. Hearken, you who are in power over the multitude and lord it over throngs of peoples! Because authority was given you by the Lord and sovereignty by the Most High, He will probe your works and scrutinize your counsels. Judgment is stern for the exalted! The lowly may be pardoned out of mercy,

but the mighty shall be mightily put to the test. . .

for those in power, a rigorous scrutiny looms.
Wisdom 6, 1-8

+ Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House, 1524 NW 21, OKC 73106, 405-613-4688, bwaldrop@cox.net , www.justpeace.org