About Philip E Jenks

Philip, a synodical deacon in the ELCA Metropolitan New York synod, is a retired communicator for American Baptist Churches USA, the U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches, the U.S. National Council of Churches, and two Philadelphia area daily newspapers. He and his spouse, the Rev. Dr. Martha M. Cruz, are the parents of six adults and are members of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rye Brook, N.Y. They live in Port Chester, N.Y.
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2 Responses to #NeverAgainIsNow

  1. Kurt Breyfogle says:

    Generally, I enjoy what you write, because even if I’m not in agreement with you, avoid exaggeration and hyperbole. I enjoy what you write, because we share a similar background, because I am an Air Force retiree and have been a Lutheran as well (LCMS).

    However, I take great exception to this. As you know, the “never again” phrase refers directly to the concentration camps in Germany, when Nazi soldiers, rounded up Jewish people, who were citizens of Germany and systematically exterminated them. None of what is being implied with the “never again” phrase and portrayed in the cartoon is happening.

    – we are not systematically rounding up United States Citizens for extermination
    – it is not a concentration camp if you can avoid it by simply turning around and walking the other way
    – as a country we are allowed to enforce our own borders and process the people coming in, if for now other reason than security alone.
    – the mess at the border has been perpetuated by a do-nothing congress of democrats who want voters and many republicans who want cheap labor. Now that they have created this mess they refuse any real change in policy to alleviate it, simply because they detest Trump as a person and do not want to give him a political victory.

  2. Don Ashmall says:

    The TRUTH is that there are concentration camps on our southern border, being run in OUR name. If we do not protest, we are guilty of being accessories to these crimes against humanity.

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