John Forney

  • commented on We Are But a Moment 2018-07-09 23:45:55 -0700
    Nowhere did I say that the Internment camps were “no big deal.”  Your assertion is a falsehood, and I am hesitant to respond to such a distortion of my remarks.  I’m sorry you took it as you did.

    What I do believe is that the Japanese Internment was one of the most shameful moments in our history among others — the genocide committed against the original inhabitants of this land, Jim Crow and lynchings, the refusal of refuge to Jews fleeing Nazi terror, and the Viet Nam war along with our current and endless wars around the world.   But children were not taken from their parents as when slave families were ripped apart and sold off on the auction block.  I have no intention of weighing which peoples’ tragedy is worse.  It’s all shameful.

    It would seem that you have never suffered the loss of having an infant snatched from your arms. The pain suffered by both parent and child in beyond comprehension..  This is a brutal separation that possibly will never bridged in some cases given the total incompetence of this administration.  I’ve heard these women’s sobs.  I’ve seen the anguish in their faces.
Episcopal priest, Diocese of Los Angeles. Pomona Valley Chapter coordinator for Progressive Christians Uniting.