Obama’s “Widows and Orphans” Argument on Refugees is Ridiculous

It’s almost a forgone conclusion that liberals will use the Bible to support a cause if they can find something in it that they can use to defend a pet policy.

The latest example is the refugee crisis. Biblical law has a lot to say about resident aliens, sojourners, strangers, and widows and orphans (Deut. 14:29; Job 31:16-17, 21; Ps. 146:9; Isa. 1:17; James 1:27).

Biblical law also has something to say about abortion (Ex. 21:22-25) and homosexuality (Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Rom. 1:26-28; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; 1 Tim. 1:8-11), but liberals tend to ignore the anti-abortion and anti-same-sex sexuality laws. In fact, to cite these biblical laws means you are a “bigot” and “anti-women.”

Attorney and staff writer or National Review comments:

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“Putting aside that Mosaic Law would prohibit refugees from worshiping Allah, demand the death penalty for many of the core activities of the sexual revolution, and impose dietary restrictions that the latté Left might find a bit onerous, we can see that these critics are making a basic error: interpreting commands directed at individuals as mandates for national policy. Jesus commanded his followers to ‘not resist an evil person’ — to turn the other cheek when struck and to hand over your coat when they demand your shirt [Matt. 5:39-45]. He did not mandate that we surrender New Mexico if an invader demands Texas, or capitulate to Japan when it bombs Pearl Harbor.”

President Obama has ridiculed those who want to be cautious about letting in tens of thousands of un-vetted Syrian refugees. Some say the number is closer to 200,000 over several years.

Addressing Republicans, even though some Democrats are also opposed to his open borders policy on the Syrian refugee crisis, here’s what he said on the subject:

“Apparently they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America. At first, they were too scared of the press being too tough on them in the debates. Now they are scared of three-year-old orphans. That doesn’t seem so tough to me.”
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