Earlier this week, President Donald Trump drafted an executive order that would restrict Muslims from entering the united States. However, he was also anticipating helping persecuted Christians from Muslim countries. In a recent interview, Trump expressed that the US will help persecuted Christians and bring them here to protect them.
The interview was conducted by David Brody of CBN News.
“We are going to help them,” Trump told Brody. “They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into 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,” Trump added. “And I thought it was very, very unfair.”
“So, we’re going to help them,” he concluded.
I’m happy that Trump wants to help Christians who are persecuted in the Middle East by Islamists. I don’t believe it is the central government that should be spending our money to bring people into the US. They are not given authority to be charitable. That is the work of individuals and churches.
However, Congress may write legislation with regards to immigration that allows individuals and organizations to be able to care for persecuted Christians coming to the US.
More of this should be encouraged rather than looking to government to be charitable with other people’s money. Trump has the right idea though. Keep out those who are anit-Christian and anti-American.
The question I have is, how will he be able to distinguish those Islamists who engage in taqiyya and genuine Christians?