Church Leaders denounce Trump’s plan to favor Christian refugees


Forget that only a handful of Christians have been permitted refugees status while hordes in the millions have flooded Europe, mostly male. Forget that Christians are the most persecuted minority with horrendous stories of torture and murder. So where are our Christian church leaders in this? According to the New York Times, ‘outrage’ at Trump’s plan to save them. I can believe it. Many churches have become nothing more than indoctrination hubs for  progressivism. Here tis:

christiansThe executive order he signed on Friday gives preference to refugees who belong to a religious minority in their country, and have been persecuted for their religion.

But if Mr. Trump had hoped for Christian leaders to break out in cheers, that is, for the most part, not what he has heard so far.

A broad array of clergy members has strongly denounced Mr. Trump’s order as discriminatory, misguided and inhumane. Outrage has also come from some of the evangelical, Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant leaders who represent the churches most active in trying to aid persecuted Christians.

By giving preference to Christians over Muslims, religious leaders have said the executive order pits one faith against another. By barring any refugees from entering the United States for nearly four months, it leaves people to suffer longer in camps, and prevents families from reuniting.

Also, many religious leaders have said that putting an indefinite freeze on refugees from Syria, and cutting the total number of refugees admitted this year by 60,000, shuts the door to those most in need.

“We believe in assisting all, regardless of their religious beliefs,” said Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, the chairman of the committee on migration for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

More at  New York Times and well worth the full read.

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21 Responses to “Church Leaders denounce Trump’s plan to favor Christian refugees”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Church Leaders denounce Trump’s plan to favor Christian refugees […]

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  2. bydesign001 Says:

    These so-called Christian organizations and I mean no disrespect but until President Trump’s executive order, these organizations have enriched themselves courtesy of federal government grants directly connected to refugee programs. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has this mission statement posted on their website:

    Grounded by our belief in Jesus Christ and Catholic teaching, Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) fulfills the commitment of the U.S. Catholic bishops to protect the life and dignity of the human person. We serve and advocate for refugees, asylees, migrants, unaccompanied children, and victims of human trafficking.

    Then there is this: “Federal Government Grants To Support USCCB MRS Programs and Services.” The bottom line is that the refugee program under at least a dozen federal agencies are golden calves for The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and parishes across the United States taking in refugees which is the only reason that they are coming out against President Trump.

    No problem protecting “the life and dignity of the human person” so long as they’re getting paid. It’s all about the money and the lives and dignity of Americans be damned.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for your wonderful comment which sums this nasty business up perfectly. I have left more than one church over all of this and now find my spirituality alternatively..

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    • petermac3 Says:

      As they do with most issues, policies and narratives the left owns “seperation of church and state.” These refugee “charities” with their virtual direct access to the US Treasury can only be brought to bear by cutting off funding. The churches themselves are run by fools, imposters, charlatans and scoundrels. For a few gold coins our safety and sovereignty are being sold out and we get to pay for our own funeral. What sweet irony. And now Wall Street continued its anti-Trump slide fueled by professional agitators and protesters in the streets. Should we fear the left,?hand in hand with the opposition party-the media, has found a crack in Trump’s armor by advocating constitutional rights for all citizens of the world?

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      • bunkerville Says:

        The Progs managed to spread their evilness with the enticement of pieces of silver for the soul of the church. They have given it away freely. Shame on them and on those who support this evilness.

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      • Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

        There are so many things I want the government to stop doing – or start doing.

        If I could have one wish granted – if we could only accomplish one goal – it would be for the government to stop using the revenue it raises in ways not specifically authorized by the Constitution. That one thing, one change, would halt so many unconstitutional actions by the federal government.

        Constitutional protections apply only to those under our jurisdiction. Not geographical jurisdiction, but legal jurisdiction. Only citizens are under the complete legal jurisdiction of the federal government and enjoy all the protections of the Constitution. For everyone else, it’s a sliding scale based on their immigration status.

        Changes to that scale can only be accomplished by the People amending the Constitution. The federal government has authority to use the power the Constitution delegates to carry out the duties the Constitution has set. The federal government has no authority to define or redefine those powers and/or change what those duties are.

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  3. teelee2013 Says:

    I support President Trump. Law is law. Come to this country legally. Support yourself and your family. Don’t put more of a burden on our citizens. Most people/liberals seem to forget that it’s not “the government” paying for illegal immigrants – WE are paying for it. We have to get a handle on the terrorists coming into this country. We just have to stop it and that (unfortunately) requires a very broad ban on who gets in. And it’s not a new idea, as referenced elsewhere here.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      You named it. I just hope Trump and keep at it until this nasty business is cleaned up.

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  4. Always On Watch Says:

    What madness! A madness bent on cultural and religious suicide.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The devil is upon us.

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  5. StBernardnot Says:

    I will be questioning my church elders about our support for this bunch of Morons. Talk about being out of touch with the people! Suicidal!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      We need to put our foot down and not tolerate it.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Don’t give up and let them have it.

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  6. petermac3 Says:

    How about Trump announces that the hundreds of millions of dollars the christian churches of all denominations receive from the US gov’t is mandated to be used only to send Christians who want to be martyred to the Middle East hell hole of their choice. And any Muslim who kills a christian be allowed to migrate to the US and take the dead Christian’s home, car, bank account and job. Now that would truly be christian and Jesus would be ecstatic!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Apparently the Catholic Church is all in on this proposed plan of yours.

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  7. the unit Says:

    Executive orders are supposed to be executive actions to carry out passed legislation and signed by a president. Not make law as it seems to be the case lately, maybe longer. I expect as well as making money resettling refugees, Mr. Arbeiter has a bit of Marxist leanings. He speaks of people not accepting “this executive order.” I guess E.O’s came about because simply the executive did have to give an order to get things done. But as this is a representative republic the people must tolerate those they disagree with until such time they can vote in representatives, including a representative president who believes as they do. I’ve read that Trump’s order is one supported by passed and signed legislation.
    Yeah, I’ve bitched about a lot of them over the last years starting with Clinton. Never thought about it before then. Never had a choice about whether to accept them or not. That goes for political opponents, pundits, and snowflakes alike.
    What I said above about tolerating and living with them until voting can make a difference isn’t my idea. It was so stated in “A More American Conservatism, December 2016 • Volume 45, Number 12 • Larry P. Arnn.” Mr. Arnn is president of Hillsdale College.
    https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/a-more-american-conservatism/

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    • StBernardnot Says:

      By the time we “tolerate & live with them” voting won’t be the answer. We’ll be a minority. The laws pertaining to these issues are already on the books. Passed through both houses & signed by a President. Probably a democrap!

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      • Always On Watch Says:

        Spot on!

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      • bunkerville Says:

        2030 I believe is the date our Nation turns a paler shade of white that is predicted unless we make a whole lot of babies.

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  8. Just Simply Linda Says:

    …sigh…I, for one, being a Christian and seeing both sides, truly I do, but I applaud the Presidents Exec. order. What these folks aren’t understanding is that Obama had the same order…but I blame the press and the likes of Soros and CAIR. Sad, sad, sad.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The one side would have many prefer we are dead. Otherwise known as the infidels. Been going on for a thousand years.

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