Posted: June 20, 2018
In a move that church historians describe as unprecedented, clergy within Attorney General Jeff Sessions' United Methodist denomination have formally charged him with child abuse for separating migrant children from their parents.
The formal complaint against Sessions, a longtime Sunday school teacher and former elected church delegate, cities specific "chargeable offenses" outlined by church law, which additionally include racial discrimination and disseminating unsound doctrines.
Sessions' local pastors are canonically responsible for approaching him directly to repair the harm he's caused and "achieve real accountability," but of course they will now be under tremendous political pressure to save him from embarrassment by ignoring these charges entirely.
More than 600 United Methodist pastors and laypeople were brave enough to sign this complaint. Now let's show church leaders that everyday Christians across the country are watching and praying for them to take action.
Sign the petition: