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'I Call Upon You to Repent!' Religious Leaders Interrupt and Denounce Jeff Sessions over His Abusive Immigration Policies During Speech

The police escorted the men out of the room.

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During a speech in Boston on Monday at a meeting of a chapter of the Federalist Society, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interrupted and harshly scolded by religious leaders at the event who appeared to oppose his draconian immigration policies.

"Brother Jeff, remember the words of Jesus," one called out, beginning quote scripture. "'I was hungry, and you did not feed me. I was a stranger, and you did not welcome me. I was naked, and you did not clothe me. I was a stranger, and you did not welcome me.'"

He continued: "Brother Jeff, as a fellow United Methodist, I call upon you to repent! To care for those in need. To remember that when you do not care for others, you are wounding the body of Christ."

At that moment, police officers approached the man and escorted him out of the room. He appeared to be objecting to Sessions' "zero tolerance" policy, which led to family separations of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the imprisonment of children.

"Well, thank you for those remarks and attack, but I would just tell you we do our best every day to fulfill my responsibility to enforce the laws of the United States," Sessions said in response.

Another man interrupted Sessions again, condemning the removal of the first man for the "free exercise of religion." Others in the audience began to heckle and boo the second interrupter.

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Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.