Mefferd: Strangers deserve help, we deserve a border

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Illegal immigrants caughtThe hot-button issue of illegal immigration remains a touchy topic in Washington, D.C., and Evangelicals remain divided on the issue, too.

The evangelical vote did as much as anything to help propel Donald Trump into the White House, but the immigration debate seems to be dividing the faithful.

On one hand is the liberal Evangelical Immigration Table, which recently produced a video reading of Matthew 25 hoping to influence evangelical women on the issue. The claim is that the Bible calls for Christians to care for the strangers among them and U.S. immigration policy should reflect that.

Janet MefferdAmerican Family Radio talk show host Janet Mefferd disagrees and says the effort is brazenly manipulative.

"Do you get some sound reasoning in this video? Some explanation of how you can possibly take Matthew 25 and twist it into an immigration argument or a refugee argument?" she recently asked her listeners.

"Yeah, you don't need that," she continued. "All you need are some famous people, some soft words, and some very beautiful music."

On the other side of the debate is the group Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration. That group agrees that Christians should care for the strangers among us but the government's job is to protect its citizens and their way of life.

illegal border crossing"Why do some of our leaders want to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, making it easier for them to take jobs?" the group's own ad asks. "How does that provide for our own?"

"What people often miss," Meffered observed, "is there are also Evangelicals who are not in favor of open borders, and are not in favor of DACA, and actually do care about the Americans who are suffering here."


Editor's note: American Family Radio is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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