The talk over Donald Trump’s offensive Muslim ban has taken some peculiar turns. It’s already resulted in profitable lawsuits rejecting his government order as unconstitutional. And there are heartbreaking instances of heroes being refused entry after preventing alongside American troopers in Iraq. Even a nominee for an Academy Award will probably be unable to attend the ceremony because of the restrictions.
Fox Information vs. Jesus
Tuesday morning the forged of Fox & Pals took up the risky difficulty of refugees (video under). Whereas aspiring to rebut arguments connecting present occasions to the lifetime of Jesus, the Fox crew veered wildly off target. The phase led off with the “Curvy Sofa” potatoes mocking a tweet by Rev. Al Sharpton:
Earlier than you head to church right now, keep in mind to thank God for his son, Jesus a refugee who fled to Egypt.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 29, 2017
On the floor, there isn’t something particularly controversial about that. Nevertheless, to Fox Information it was an abomination of the gospel and a private assault on Trump. Co-host Steve Doocy launched the phase and engaged within the following trade with visitor Carley Shimkus:
DOOCY: This morning a social media firestorm set off by the Rev. Al Sharpton after he slammed President Trump’s border order by calling Jesus a refugee. […] Nicely that’s not precisely correct is it?
SHIMKUS: Nicely, in accordance with the bible it’s actually not. And lots of people on social media had one thing to say about that.
Whereupon, Shimkus learn two tweets replying to Sharpton. Oddly sufficient, they’re the identical two tweets posted in an article on this topic by The Every day Caller. That’s the web site based by Fox Information host Tucker Carlson:
@TheRevAl @Wargs77 @jccolange @StephenKing umm, his mother and father weren’t refugees. They traveled to pay their taxes. Please Al
— MC (@mcolange) January 29, 2017
@TheRevAl He paid his taxes in contrast to you. Totally different occasions, no comparability. He additionally returned to his residence.
— Bryan Okay. Davis (@BryanDavis2014) January 29, 2017
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It’s notable that Fox Information turned to nameless Twitter customers for his or her biblical evaluation. They usually seemed to be fairly pleased with themselves for having debunked Sharpton’s sacrilege. Apart from one factor: They couldn’t probably have been extra mistaken. A fast look on the bible’s e-book of Matthew (2:thirteen-15) reveals that Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt with their toddler son Jesus to keep away from King Herod’s “bloodbath of the innocents.” That feels like they have been refugees to me. They solely returned after Herod’s demise:
(thirteen) And once they have been departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Come up, and take the younger baby and his mom, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there till I convey thee phrase: for Herod will search the younger baby to destroy him. (14) When he arose, he took the younger baby and his…