To Do Justly and Love Mercy

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Abby Zimet

Note: When Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) got thrown off the House floor for wearing a hoodie to protest racial profiling, the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and "the hoodlums in this nation (who) tread on our laws wearing official or quasi-official clothes," he was quoting the Bible on freeing the oppressed. Yeah, if there's anything that doesn't belong on the floor of Congress, it's hoodies and talk of justice.

Rush from the Bible: On the need "to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" and "to set the oppressed free .... I urge all men who hear these words to heed these lessons."

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