Jeff Sessions Responds To Ministers Who Interrupt His Speech Quoting Scripture

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Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions was giving a speech Monday when he was interrupted by religious leaders shouting passages of scripture at him.

Sessions was speaking to the Boston Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society in Boston when a man wearing a ministers outfit began reciting a scripture from the Book of Matthew at Sessions. The man quoted Jesus, saying, “I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink. I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home.”

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“When you do not care for others, you are wounding the body of Christ,” the alleged minister said.

The minister concluded by saying, “Brother Jeff, as a fellow United Methodist, I call upon you to repent — to care for those in need.”

Sessions said, “Well, thank you for those remarks and attacks, but I would just tell you, we do our best every day to fulfill my responsibility to enforce the laws of the United States,” but Sessions was interrupted once more by another man claiming to be a minister.

The second minister yelled at Sessions as security removed him, “I am a pastor of a Baptist church, and you are escorting me out for exercising my religious freedom!” (RELATED: Don Jr. Tells Acosta That Terror Packages Were Sent To His Family Too)


After the hecklers were removed, Sessions said the moment demonstrating the “Heckler’s veto” in which “the ability of one individual to prevent others in a public forum to be able to express, hopefully, a coherent thought on a subject.”

Jeff Sessions responded to protesters: “I don’t believe there’s anything in my theology that says a secular nation-state cannot have lawful laws to control immigration. It is not immoral, not indecent and not unkind to state what your laws are and then set about to enforce them.”