Are we surprised that Fox & Friends, America's Christian morning show, would be in support of a religious litmus test for refugees?
Yesterday, Jesus BFF Brian "all terrorists are Muslims" Kilmeade provided a supportive platform for real Americans who believe that if real America is forced to take Syrian refugees, it should be Christians only. Kilmeade looked disdainful as he reported that the President is defending his position that religion should not be a factor in our refugee policy.
Kilmeade informed us that his guest "has a totally different position." He introduced his guest, Johnnie Moore, the author of a book about ISIS. (Kilmeade didn't mention that Moore was a former official and campus pastor at the uber Christian right LibertyUniversityand now works uber Christian producer Mark Burnett.) Kilmeade asked if it's "un-American to have preferences for Christians in this case."
Moore intensely responded that Obama "must be president of a different country, I mean this was a country founded on religious freedom and just like it's entirely reasonable to stop the immigration of Syrians for a time to check our vetting process, it's entirely reasonable to provide special treatment to those who face a special threat when Christians face genocide."
Kilmeade asked if Christians "face a greater threat than Muslims in Syria." Reality informs us that they don't but Moore claimed that "of course they do and every educated person in the world believes that [uh, no] not a single person listening to us can say that they don't know what ISIS does to Christians."
Moore continued to whine about how we aren't sufficiently helping Syrian Christians while we are doing lots more for Sunni Muslims. Kilmeade commented that Moore, "who has been on the ground in Syria," has been carefully screening Christians and asked if Muslims get the same scrutiny. Moore threw a bone to those who hate the UN, a popular right wing conspiratorial sentiment, when he claimed that our refugee policy is dictated by the UN which runs camps that Christians avoid because they are "fearful." He claimed that the UN is really controlling the vetting when, in reality, they are only involved in the first step. He urged the government to review the vetting and - wait for it - "only make exceptions for Christians."
In response to Kilmeade's comment that viewers are "going to think that you're saying that Christians are better than Muslims," Moore acknowledged that Muslims are dying at the hands of ISIS and that means that Muslim countries should take Muslim refugees. He brought home the propaganda bacon: "It is not immoral to say that those who face a special threat ought to receive special treatment... it is crazy to me that a Christian country [uh, no], founded on religious freedom, hasn't been providing more assistance to the Christians." When he said that only 50 Christians have been accepted in the last five years. Kilmeade responded, "it's inexcusable."
Kilmeade told people who object to Moore to go to Syria and "put their life on the line" like Johnny Moore does. He added that the Christians will "certainly be slaughtered" without Moore.
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