Media continues to know nothing about Christianity. https://t.co/aSOL7AriF4
— Isaac Morrison (@Thorrison) September 7, 2016
Leave it to The New York Times to squeeze some religious bigotry into a story about Americans selflessly dedicating themselves to helping Syrian refugees:
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 7, 2016
It’s just so unexpected!
To [Johnson Ferry Baptist Church member William Stocks], such questions [about resettling Syrian refugees] belonged in the realm of politics — and he had not come that evening for political reasons. Rather, he said, he had come as a follower of Christ. “My job is to serve these people,” he said, “because they need to be served.”
But politics and faith have always had the potential to conflict in the questions about resettling Syrian refugees in the United States.
And at a time when conservative politicians, many with ties to Christian religious groups, have aggressively sought to keep the Syrian newcomers out of their states, it is conservative people of faith who, in many cases, are serving as their indispensable support system.
Because who would ever have thought Christian conservatives could be charitable and compassionate?!
@nytimes Only "unexpected" to NYT reporters I suppose.
— Shannon Coats (@LadyofEve) September 7, 2016
@nytimes Unexpected? Biased much?
— (((Grateful Mom))) (@jenladkins) September 7, 2016
Pathetic, New York Times. But that’s not unexpected, now is it?
It's not really that unexpected. Unless you've never interacted with any Christian conservative church communities. https://t.co/XbpysQ3gG0
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) September 7, 2016
@EsotericCD There seems to be a huge disconnect between what churches do on street level and what gets politicized nationally.
— Andrew Vahrenkamp (@drew_vkamp) September 7, 2016
— Justin Walton (@JustinRWalton) September 7, 2016
@nytimes if you knew some of us it wouldn't be unexpected
— seanhharrison (@seanhharrison) September 7, 2016
@nytimes How is that unexpected? That is exactly what I would expect…
— Uri Kozlovsky (@Mlynx_92) September 7, 2016
@nytimes how is this unexpected or surprising? That's what Christians do, even if they don't like that the Syrians are here.
— Dan (@Ssg_Ret_Infntry) September 7, 2016
@nytimes Unexpected? Go to ANY refugee camp, who is working it and why? Christians, because that is what Christians do,
— Scott Parker (@dsparker424) September 7, 2016
@nytimes Onky unexpected because you don't understand Christians and demonize them.
— Ed Burke (@Ed_Burke_1790) September 7, 2016
— factscomefirst (@Ann0553) September 7, 2016
@nytimes On the contrary. It is exactly for being Christians that that event is not surprising at all.
But you don't know what it means.
— Fabiano Sampaio (@Eutrapelico) September 7, 2016