Appearing on Fox & Friends yesterday to discuss Donald Trump's Muslim and refugee ban, Jeffress showed absolutely no concern for refugee Muslims whose lives have been torn apart by the war in Syria. Christians, on the other hand, should always be welcome, regardless of their situation, Jeffress seemed to think.
Fox & Friends host Clayton Morris asked Jeffress if it isn’t the Christian thing to do to accept refugees from Syria, “to welcome in those most vulnerable, from a war-torn country,” as Morris put it.
No, Jeffress didn’t care about that suffering. In his mind, President Obama has already given Muslims more than they deserve so it’s time to “right the wrong” by givng preference to Christians:
JEFFRESS: President Trump is exactly right in giving preference to persecuted minorities which would be Christians coming from Syria. Look, under the Obama administration, only one-half of one percent of Syrian refugees were Christians. And the fact is, according to a recent study, Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world today. 90,000 Christians were slaughtered last year and another study said nine of the ten top nations persecuting Christians were Muslim-majority nations. And so I think the president is exactly on target in righting this wrong created under the Obama administration of discriminating against Christians.
I'm sure it's just an unrelated coincidence that Jeffress has previously blown the "Obama's a secret Muslim' dog whistle, too.
Watch Jeffress’ shocking unconcern for his fellow man below, from the January 29, 2017 Fox & Friends.
He’s no Christian. Only an opportunist who hopes Cheating Trumpster will toss him some money for his so-called “church building fund.”
Here’s another interesting article: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/01/trump-immigration-ban-terrorism/514361/
The article notes that Trump’s “Muslim ban” targets the following countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The number of US deaths caused by those nations since 1975??
Yep, another fine job by the GOP.
While it’s true Christians are the most persecuted according to a Pew study (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-boland/pew-study-christians-are-world-s-most-oppressed-religious-group), it remains Muslims and Jews are heavily persecuted as well. Fox News ignores the worst oppressor isn’t a nation on #OrangeHitler’s list but North Korea.
Since we basically have 2 right-wingers arguing over the nuance of Trump’s neo-fascism, lost in the argument is the fact made clear here on Newshounds and elsewhere that #OrangeHitler worded his neo-fascist executive order in such a way as to effectively ban Muslims while pretending to stay within the letter of the law. Correct me if I’m wrong, but Christians are explicitly given exemptions and preferential treatment.
Jeffrey’s argument appears to be a religious team sports one. Let Christians in, forget our rival Muslims. His justification is a bogus claim Christians have been discriminated against. But even if it’s true, he’s arguing for reversing the discrimination. Seriously?
Not mentioned in the segment – of course it’s Fox News, experts in telling merely 1/2 the truth – but covered on NPR is the fact the Syrian refugees are being sponsored in America by Evangelical churches across our nation. The vetting process is rigorous. And, despite all the fear-mongering by Trump and his merry band of neo-fascists, have no history of terrorism within our borders.
Jeffreys spins a faux common sense argument we need to give more scrutiny to young men than old men but the lie is this wasn’t lost on the Obama administration. Outside of Fox’s information bubble it’s well documented how an immigration ban like Trump’s will keep mostly women and children trapped in hellholes like Syria.