A new study conducted by the Pew Research Center has found that 68% of white evangelicals believe “the U.S. does not have a responsibility to accept refugees.”
The poll also found that roughly 65% of people with no faith believe that the U.S. has a responsibility to care for refugees, which aligns with the Bible.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough slammed evangelical Christians on “Morning Joe” over the poll numbers:
What a bitter, bitter irony that you have a political movement that you now have a subset of the church that is so obsessed with the appointment of federal judges over the treatment of young children, worried about the unborn and seemingly dismissing how children are treated, how infants are treated, how toddlers are treated, how these children on the border are being abused.
There is no doubt, and I know this as someone who grew up in the Southern Baptist Church. there is no doubt that the single motivating factor overriding almost every other factor is the appointment of federal judges.
So the appointment of federal judges now trump actually what Jesus writes about in Matthew 25, talks about in the Gospels about taking care of the poor, the disadvantages, the hungry, the thirsty.
That should be shameful to those evangelicals saying they don’t have the responsibility to give a cup of water in Jesus’s name. All the things, again, that you can read (in) Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, all the things they supposedly supposedly were taught their entire life they are throwing to the side because of the appointment of federal judges. It is that simple, it is that simple. That is the overriding factor, and it’s shameful.
It didn’t just start with Donald Trump. This was also the case with George W. Bush. I told you the story of a pastor I knew in Pensacola who had to sit down during the W years and actually tell people in his church that you can be a christian and still not support George W. Bush. The merger of politics and religion has really infected the church, and it’s, of course, the church that’s going to pay for it in the long run.