Sunday, October 20, 2013

Christians Facilitate the Prison Industrial Complex

The Sword of TRUTH

"Jesus Christ Daily" and "Knowing Jesus" are Google+ Christian groups whose moderators rejected my invitation to give Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill. This is how the mentally ill became the largest class of people in prisons across America and those who are killed most regularly by police. The people who are called by the name of Christ have turned their backs on sick, naked prisoners. "Woe unto hypocrites" ~Holy Bible.

So-called Christians fill the Internet with inspirational messages about my Lord and His great love for mankind, and they claim to love Him. But many Christians show none of the love of Christ for their brethren who they see dying weekly at the hands of untrained police officers or locked in solitary prison cells. Their silence in the face of racism and class consciousness helped to build the prison industrial complex, which largely survives off the imprisonment of our most vulnerable citizens. Jesus Christ has a message for the church:

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? ~1 John 4:20. And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? ~Luke 6:46. 

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do ~James 1:22-25.

And WHAT does the Word say about the sick, handicapped, orphans, widows, and indigent people around us? What does the Word say about prisoners, especially the condemned?

OPEN THY MOUTH for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy ~Proverbs 31:8-9

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body ~Hebrews 13:3.

I come with the sounds of mothers crying for their daughters and sons who are cruelly incarcerated in torturous conditions, sprayed with pepper spray, shocked with Tasers, killed with bullets for reason of a common, treatable health condition, and they turn me away! God has a word for hypocrites: 

I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. ~Matt. 25:43, 46

I shake the dust of "Jesus Christ Daily" and "Knowing Jesus" off my feet. ~Matt 10: 14-15

Join the Lord's work, and Do His Word. 

Mary Neal, director

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
Care 2
Dog Justice for Mentally Ill

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