Over the Christmas holiday, a great debate broke out about a tweet by Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg, who has claimed to be the super Christian candidate, suggested that Jesus came to the world as a refugee. He made the statement via Twitter on Christmas Day, but the statement goes against basic Christian teachings. Matt Walsh, from the Daily Wire, quickly called this out and replied to Buttigieg that his tweet was inaccurate.
Joseph and Mary went to their ancestral home in Bethlehem for a census. In no sense did Jesus “come into this world as a refugee.” There’s also no reason to think that Joseph was particularly impoverished. So nothing about this tweet is correct. https://t.co/KNOCzvb4dc
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) December 26, 2019
But that response sparked a large debate online with a lot of responses. Obviously, I don’t have time to cover them all here. Left wing outlet Vox quickly jumped on one of the responses, however. Nicole Narea wrote that it was surprising the simple reason that evangelicals support Trump, claiming that Jesus immigration status is a point of debate. She suggests that it’s because they are white racists against immigration.
Some will argue with me that this was not a racist accusation, but it was. She used data from Ryan Burge and a recent post he made regarding “white evangelicals.” The focus was not on evangelicals in general, but only white evangelicals. The arguments he made were that white evangelicals were out of touch with the mainstream. Data from a 2018 survey was used to support his claim.
In his post, Burge suggests that evangelicals are extreme. He claims that evangelicals are 3 times further to the right than mainstream Americans. In his post, he says:
It’s hard to call evangelicals anything other than extreme, when they are 25-30 points more likely to favor punitive measures toward sanctuary cities and giving a huge budget boost for border security.
Doesn’t it seem a little off to try to compare a very conservative group against the entire country? It’s asinine to compare a known conservative group to a nation that is known to be torn almost down the middle. Yet, the Vox writer, like most of the left, will love it. They will write articles about the racists in the white evangelical social class. Because this is the left’s war on Trump and they don’t care where you are if you support Trump.
It’s also a continuation of the left’s war on religion. In the Vox article, Narea cites other scriptures that she claims support the care of refugees. She talks about how Trump’s actions go against those commands, but the evangelicals still support Trump. For some reason, the left has a crazy idea that the candidate has to be completely perfect appealing to all of their pandering to be eligible for office. I certainly do not like the separation of kids from parents at the border. Yet, this would not be an issue if they attempted to come to the country legally.
The writer at Vox and others will try to claim this is a racist issue, or a Christian issue. It’s either that the evangelicals are white racists and simply do not like people of color. Or it’s that these evangelicals are not following their Christian faith like their radical left hero Pete Buttigieg. The issue is that evangelicals simply want things done legally and right. Unfortunately, the left does not know anything about legal and right. They have taken issue with anything being done legal, attempting to do away with any set of laws. We have seen this through their tax proposals, impeachment investigations and more.
I’m not going to argue that there are probably some racists in the “white evangelical” class as they like to call it. However, those same racists are the ones that are supporting missions groups across the world that care for people of every color. One specific example the writer mentions was Rev. Franklin Graham. His organization, Samaritan’s Purse, helps people all across the world in countries of color. Evangelicals across the country support this organization. I also wonder how much it would blow the lefts mind when they realize that Jesus was not white, but that’s another story in itself.
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