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Sunday, January 29, 2017

NYT believes Christians oppose aiding Christians

President Trump's executive order on how to enforce immigration laws, not only called for a temporary ban on visitors from seven countries -- which freaked the media out -- but also calls for giving priority to refugees from religions banned or at least persecuted in those counties.

The media is freaking out about that too.

The New York Times claimed in a head that most Christian leaders oppose this:
Christian Leaders Denounce Trump’s Plan to Favor Christian Immigrants
So much for the facade of religious freedom in the media's support of Muslims.

Buried in the New York Times was a partial quote from the Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of the evangelist Billy Graham and the president of Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical aid organization.

Not trusting a partial quote, I dug out the full quote.

From the Charlotte Observer:
“Samaritan’s Purse is working every day to help refugees in many different areas around the world. For example, just outside Mosul, Samaritan’s Purse has set up a 54-bed emergency field trauma hospital to treat those wounded and fleeing Mosul in the conflict with ISIS.
“Our medical teams are there working 24-7 to help save lives – they’re treating men, women and children every day. We’ve been helping in Iraq for more than 20 years. We’re providing food, heaters, medicine and other relief supplies to Syrian refugees in northern Iraq.
“We’re working in Greece to provide clothing, heaters and other winter supplies to refugees who have fled there from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
“As it relates to the United States,” Graham said, “I believe that all people coming from other countries need to be completely vetted. We need to be sure their philosophies related to freedom and liberty are in line with ours. Sharia law, for instance, is ultimately incompatible with the Constitution of this nation.
“I support safe zones in the countries where refugees can flee and find protection. This is much safer than them trying to cross the sea, risking their lives. Let’s take the help to them.”
This was in response to a request by the Observer for comment.

That's called journalism, which is becoming all too rare when covering national politics.


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  1. Franklin Graham seems to have inherited a lot of his Dad's common sense.

  2. The "Christians" opposing this are of the type known in the Church as Cafeteria Catholics.

    1. Also as "born again turkeys".

  3. Thanks for the labor Don. You can't seem to shake getting it right. In the modern world of journalism it is a glitch, for you it is character.

  4. Don, Just as Trump trolls the media, the NYT trolls its readership. If you read the NYT every day, you will become aggravated in the extreme, which will lead to high blood pressure and a prematurely shortened retirement on God's green earth. If you want to live long enough to publish Volume III of your Trump series, you must occasionally refrain from reading the NYT. You must r-e-l-a-x, take a deep breath, and smell the flowers. Breathe in. Breathe out. Again, after me: Breathe in. Breathe out. Ahhhh.

    1. Trolling your readers is common these days. Some of the Breitbart articles seem designed to work up its readers.

    2. Gateway Pundit is the worst; they just make stuff up to scare their readers.

  5. NYT LIES AGAIN! (i.e., same-old same-old.)

  6. NYT, in typical Latin reversed word order, probably stands for "Yours Truly, Nero".

  7. Seriously, these days, I feel like there are a whole of bunch of Lib/Progs who just want to see Christians dead. Unfortunately, Tim Tebow and I are not going to let that happen.

    1. How did you and he decide which of you is the Designated Sidekick? Five rounds of friendly bare knuckles?