Pastor Robert Jeffress's claim that it's a "Christian value" to deny entry to Syrian refugees was the runaway winner of our Outrageous Fox News Quote of the Week poll last week.
In case you missed it, Jeffress' outrageous quote was:
Most people assume the Christian response is to allow immigrants and refugees unconditional entrance into our country. And I think they think that because they confuse Jesus with the Statue of Liberty - "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses." But in fact the real, historical Jesus did urge compassion for those in need, but he also said, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.”
In other words, support government with your taxes because they have a legitimate function, like protecting citizens. And those of us who believe in the sanctity of life believe that sanctity serves to not only to protect the unborn but to protect the born from terrorist attacks. That’s a Christian value as well.
Jeffress won with 97 of the 198 votes cast. His next closest competitor was Andrea Tantaros, defending Donald Trump's crudeness as a bulwark against feminization, with 33 votes.
You can view the full poll and its results here.
Stay tuned for another Outrageous Quote of the Week poll later.