The Benedictine Sisters respond to what they believe is a wrongful politicization – by Corey Stewart, Laura Ingraham, Ken Cuccinelli, etc. – of the horrible drunk driving accident by an illegal immigrant that took the life of one Sister and severely injured two others. According to the spokeswoman for the Sisters, “The fact the he had DUIs is really poignant, but he’s a child of God and deserves to be treated with dignity.” The Sisters also issued a statement:
The Benedictine Sisters are dismayed and saddened that this tragedy has been politicized and become an apparent forum for the illegal immigration agenda. While grieving and dealing with the death and severe injuries of our sisters, we would like to re-focus attention on the consequences of drinking and driving and on Christ’s command to forgive.
We are confident that Sister Denise is in the arms of our loving God and hopeful that the two injured sisters will be restored to health. We are also confident that responses of mercy and forgiveness, though usually not easy, are not optional for Christians and are required in order to preserve and promote the dignity of life at all stages.
Sadly, that statement is unlikely to slow down, let alone stop, right-wing political figures from using this tragedy to advance their own political agenda. It should, but it won’t…