This one is for Kent Witcher, People were kidnapped from their families in Africa and sold into slavery. I think it matters zero whether fellow Africas did the selling or not, this was wrong. Now fast forward to America where these SAME kidnapped people were sold. The Bible makes some statements of slavery and I agree with them. 1) Slaves should be submissive to their masters. 2) Masters should treat their slaves fairly. So, for the sake of this example, we can assume these people accepted that they were kidnapped from their families and seperated from them, forced to work, and decided to work as hard as they could for their master. This may be the right thing to do. And indeed, their masters, finding themselves the owners of slaves, should treat them fairly. But is that it? It doesn't occur to them whatsoever that they should not have been kidnapped in the first place!!!! A christian brother should one up that treating them fairly and SEND THEM HOME! I would hope a Christian brother would send me home after buying me from the slave trade after I was kidnapped. Does it matter if they were born in the US. IF your daugther was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Sudan, would that be wrong, but her child born in the Sudan be lawfully a slave. How about her grandchild. Let me invision a story as I see it. My daughter is kidnapped and sold in slavery in the Sudan (where it is legal mind you). Now she is a slave. I hope two things happen. She works hard (if anything to keep from a beeting) and I think it will go better for her. And I definitly hope the slave owner is treating her fairly. And what will I do? I will go get a gun. I will get lots of guns (most fundies on this board should already own their own but I happen not to). And then I will spend every last penny of any money I have and hire some mercenaries and some ex-Amry Rangers and a few navy seals. And if I can not get a passport into the Sudan I will parachute in. And I will search night and day and night and day and I will not rest one evening, not one hour until either my daugther is with me or I am DEAD! And I can not even imagine the HORROR I would be in if I finnally caught up with my daughter, only to find she was being owned by a Christian brother. If I could only truly believe for one second this man thought it his Biblical privilage to keep my daughter who was kidnapped from a foreign land, then I may try to reason. I would say, "I am going to go get my daughter and take her home." And if he did ANYTHING to try to stop me, I would shoot him. I don't know if I am allowed to say that on the BB. Maybe I would just hit him in the leg first. If a moderator wishes to edit this post, please only edit that part as I really wish to have myself heard here. Perhaps my relationship with my daughter is different then others. But not a single thing in my entire life would stand as normal until I had her again.