What Would Jesus Do?

What Would Jesus Do?

Welcome BXTCHES to another session of really what amounts to me just ranting and not much more, but your attention is appreciated nonetheless. 

I’m never really out to offend people. While I know that I very well may, it’s not my primary goal when I my fingers get to working the keyboard. And, I try (I promise) to remain as non-political as I can, but my patience has worn out. On the plus side, this is going to be short and sweet (I think).

Let’s talk refugees.

I am so frustrated with all of the “anti refugee” movement that is scrolling along my Facebook page, which as we all know, if it’s on Facebook, it’s pretty representative of America, right? I’m not so ignorant to think that being Republican automatically makes you “anti refugee”, but I also think that we all know that if you’re swinging from the tree on the right, chances are you’re all for keeping them out. But, if you happen to be one who doesn’t believe that way, then I apologize in advance for my assumptions.

Let’s just get down to it, shall we? First, please stop with the spreading of fear by saying that terrorists will be among those entering the country with the refugees. Saying that a terrorist is actually going to enter this country by way of claiming to be a refugee, #1: isn’t even the truth, #2: is really ignorant (I’m refraining from saying the word stupid out of respect). I suggest you do a simple Google search and stop listening to the idiots over at Fox News, then you could figure this out yourself. But, being the kind hearted person I am, I have linked an article for you at the end of this rant. Your welcome. But, if your too lazy to read the article, it comes down to this: why in the hell would a terrorist enter the United States by claiming to be a Syrian refugee, when by doing so, they would have to go through a vetting process? A true terrorist would just enter the country by buying a plane ticket and do so inconspicuously (see the terrorists responsible for 9/11). It’s much more difficult to be a refugee and have to be vetted than it is to obtain a Visa. 

Next, can I just ask for EVERYONE to stop with the posting of the Governor letters written to Obama? Again, do your research. Governors have about as much power in denying refugees from entering their state as I do. In other words, Governors do not have that power. For crying out loud, the only thing that separates Texas from any bordering state is a “Welcome To. ..” sign, they can just drive on in. And since it’s Republicans that are usually the ones using the Constitution as their back-up, I’m going to have to ask that you refer to it. The Constitution gives the Federal government, not the states, the powers over: immigration, naturalization, and deportation. 

My biggest problem with all of the hate is this. Republicans who continuously stand on a platform that is being held up by the King James Bible. I scroll through Bible verse after Bible verse on Facebook and at the same time there’s a constant effort by Republicans to ban abortion because “All Lives Are Precious”. The same people who post about how great God is (and He is) are the same ones who post about Muslim hate. Now, is this how Jesus would want you guys to behave? Is this how Jesus himself would behave? According to factcheck.org, when it comes to Syrian refugee demographics: women outnumber men AND children 11 years old and younger (male and female) make 38.5% of all refugees. Are all lives still precious or just the ones that are American and only hit their knees in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost? Shouldn’t the ones who have the most faith in our Lord and Savior be the ones reaching out to the ones with the least amount of faith?

I am someone who is all for bringing awareness to the homeless problem in this country, but the posts that read like the following one are starting to piss me off:

Musings with Merrie J | www.bxtchesbeblogging.comReally? We can only have one? How about we fix the homeless problem then.  Are Republicans introducing new legislation that is going to begin bringing aid to the homeless? Yeah, I didn’t think so, either. Let’s stop exploiting a group of people to get your point across and maybe start reaching out to both, I believe we are capable of multitasking.

This should not be a political issue. This is a humanitarian issue. If you really have faith in the word of God, can’t you trust that he will take care of the ones who look after his children? And if you’re a parent, shame on you. Wouldn’t you do anything to give your kid(s) a better life? Those Syrian’s are no different from you and me. We’re really going to judge them because they pray differently? This is our chance to show the world how a true Christian practices their faith, but I guess if you are “anti refugee”, you’re not a true Christian. Let these words sink in:

“No one puts their children in a boat, unless the water is safer than the land.”

I will leave you with this. You cannot have it both ways. You cannot tell the voting public that Jesus dictates your decisions but then turn around and without any compassion, deny entry to these children of God. When the day comes that you come face to face with Christ and his one question to you is:

“Remember when I needed a safe place to go and someone to spread the word of our Father, but you denied me because you were afraid?”

Then you will have some explaining to do.

Matthew 25:35-36 New International Version (NIV)
“For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited Me in, I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me, I was in prison, and you came to Me”

Merrie Musings Pic

Link #1 (Vetting Refugees: here)
Link #2 (Fact Checking on Syrian Refugees: here)
Link #3 (Governor Power over Refugees: here)

 

 

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