Republicans often take pride in rubbing their Christianity right in your face. They have recently been the loudest voices against allowing the Syrian refugees fleeing from ISIS into the United States. This is not surprising because in the last few years the Republican Party has become increasingly xenophobic.
The problem is that they use the Bible as their guide to governing, which makes many wonder if the Bible actually agrees with their crazy. If you are in that group, grab the nearest conservative and read the following verses that prove they’re just following their religion when it’s convenient.
1. “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2)
Many Christians will inform you that they wholeheartedly believe in angels. This verse of course means that conservative Christians are either willing to be evil to angels, or they don’t actually believe in angels as they are depicted in the Bible. I actually believe that most Christians are unaware that this is even in the Bible.
2. “No stranger had to spend the night in the street, for my door was always open to the traveler.” (Job 31:32)
This verse is without a doubt something completely foreign to those against allowing refugees in. The former Gov. of Florida Jeb Bush and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are both 2016 GOP hopefuls who have said they would only allow in Christian refugees, that doesn’t sound like it fits with this passage.
3. “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Galatians 5:14)
Last time I checked leaving 3-year old orphans in a war zone is not loving your neighbor, but that’s just my interpretation.
4. “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Hebrews 13:16)
I may be giving conservatives too much credit with this one. I mean are they trying to please God or push their own bigoted agenda? I don’t even think they know the answer to that.
5. “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” (Ezekiel 16:49)
Without a doubt this verse is going to get your conservative pals or family members all worked up. The reason is that they like to blame the destruction of Sodom on homosexuality, while Jewish tradition holds that the city was destroyed for their lack of hospitality. But conservatives tend to ignore facts, that’s pretty much their motto at this point.
6. “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?” (1 John 3:17)
Honestly how can Christians justify their hatred with verses like this being so clearly stated? Their bigotry runs deeper than they even realize.
7. “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.” (Leviticus 19:33-34)
This comes from the same chapter that, without a knowledge of historical context, seems to condemn homosexuality. At this point conservatives should become cherry farmers, because their cherry-picking skills are on point.
8. “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 needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’” (Matthew 25:25-36)
Jesus himself just put the last nail in the conservative’s coffin. But I bet that if Jesus were to come back today that he would be killed or rejected from entrance into America by the conservatives. How many modern conservative Christians would welcome a Middle Eastern with a “foreign-sounding” name like Yeshua? I’d say probably none.