6/14/17

Trump exports Christians

The evangelicals, the 'Christian' Right, had foamed mightily at the mouth over the shabby treatment of 'Christian' refugees by Obama.

Ol' Heel Spurs was going to take care of that.

Speaking with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said that it had been "impossible, or at least very tough" for Syrian Christians to enter the United States.

"If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair -- everybody was persecuted, in all fairness -- but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them."

But ... Ol' Heel Spurs is deporting Iraqi Christians.

The deportation effort has alarmed lawmakers who have tried to raise awareness about the plight of Chaldean and other Christian communities in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East. Those communities have struggled to survive under the reign of the Islamic State terrorist group.

Removing the detainees from the United States “represents a death sentence should they be deported to Iraq or Syria,” Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), who has family and religious links to the Middle East, said in a statement.

Christian activists are scrambling to file legal challenges to the deportations and coordinate with sympathetic lawmakers. As the news has spread, so has the feeling that Trump has betrayed the affected Christian community, activists said.


He promised he would help us, when in fact he’s exacerbated problems now by sending people back to the hands of the Islamic State,” said Steve Oshana, an Assyrian-Christian activist with the group A Demand for Action.

While some refugee organizations are up in arms over this I doubt that the Trumpkin evangelicals will lose a lot of sleep over this. These are mostly Chaldeans. The Chaldean Catholic Church. And as we all know, to the Trumpkin evangelicals as well as a fair number of mainstream Protestants ... Catholics of any flavor are not really, you know ... "Christians."

Some of them are with the Assyrian Church of the East, officially the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East. There's that 'C' word again.

It's interesting to note that '... Many of the people detained in weekend raids were from Michigan, a swing state Trump barely won in 2016.'

Payback's a bitch with Ol' Heel Spurs.