It hasn’t been so long since Christmas, which as some might remember, Al Gore described as a remembrance of the time “a homeless woman gave birth to a homeless child.”
Plenty of people at the time were happy to remind Gore that Jesus actually had a home back in Nazareth, not that that mattered to Gore.
Now that talk has turned to DACA and DREAMers, we’re getting that take warmed over and served up as hot by Father Thomas J. Reese.
— America Magazine (@americamag) January 11, 2018
It is especially appalling as we conclude the Christmas season to hear Christians denounce amnesty for Dreamers. Did they listen to the Gospels at all during Christmas? Do they not understand that Jesus, Mary and Joseph were refugees fleeing for their lives to take sanctuary in Egypt? Do they not realize that Baby Jesus was a Dreamer in Egypt?
Where are the biblical fundamentalists who say that American law should be based on the Bible? Christians, especially those who believe that scripture should be the foundation of American law, should be leading the charge in support of Dreamers, refugees and other immigrants. Instead, what we see is too many Christians siding with a president who holds Dreamers hostage for ransom $18 billion to pay for his wall along the border with Mexico.
Of course, CNN was all over that story:
— Carol Costello (@CarolHLN) January 11, 2018
This is bad theology https://t.co/yfAuTFrOsP
— Sharlotte Jackson (@CoachSharlotte) January 11, 2018
— Goo T. Gwaba (@GooGwaba) January 11, 2018
An argument so stupid it can’t die. https://t.co/HuQqBSiQRC
— Dr. Kankokage (@kankokage) January 11, 2018
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) January 11, 2018
Yeah, no. https://t.co/N0EkDAa05e
— UncleFacts (@unclefacts) January 11, 2018
Nope, as the story goes, He and His family simply moved from one province of the Roman Empire to another. https://t.co/5VJDp3eCsG
— Andrew Stuttaford (@AStuttaford) January 11, 2018
Egypt was also a Roman province at the time, so not really https://t.co/IDML7AeAVw
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) January 11, 2018
— Kevin Sinclair (@unclemeat80) January 11, 2018
No. Judea and Egypt were both provinces in the Roman Empire. Basically, Jesus was born in Ohio, Governor Kasich and wanted Jesus dead so that he could never become Governor, so Mary and Joseph took Jesus to Texas. https://t.co/1MgpsZORH9
— CherokeeJack (@ItsTowny) January 11, 2018
Mary and Joseph brought him back to Israel and never protested outside pharoh’s palace for Egyptian citizenship. Also there were no EBT cards in ancient times. https://t.co/y4fep5ql61
— Trads for Trump (@Trads4Trump) January 11, 2018
Not to be that guy. And yes, we need to save DACA…
But it’s not like Jesus got scholarships to Egyptian college https://t.co/Y4ulUTOJka
— Steve the Missionary (@SteveMissionary) January 11, 2018
the dumbest, lamest, and most useless tv segment in history *golf clap* https://t.co/bSDZkqaQZw
— Hang the blessed DJ (@lamblock) January 11, 2018
Hey, as long as CNN has a priest on the air …
Next do abortion https://t.co/yexjr9YC2U
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) January 11, 2018