Joe Scarborough Shames Pro-Trump Christians: Brown Kids Don’t Mean Less To Jesus Than White Kids
Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough delivered a lesson in Christianity Wednesday morning. The MSNBC show focused on the conditions of migrant children in US custody and in one of several poignant moments, Scarborough tried to remind President Trump’s Christian supporters what the Bible said.
Scarborough spoke about the religious community’s response to Hurricane Katrina.
“It was extraordinarily moving and as somebody that was raised in the Baptist Church, it was something I was very proud of, ” Scarborough said.
“It gave me great pride that of all the bad things that were said about my church, about being an Evangelical Christian, that in this time of trouble, it was people from my church, people who worshipped like I worshipped, who along with other faiths were on the front lines to follow what Jesus had demanded of us in Matthew 25.”
“To feed the hungry, to cloth the naked, to give a cup of water to the thirsty, to bring hope to the hopeless,” Scarborough said. “I see these images and then I hear some of those same people saying, well not my problem, they’re coming here illegally.”
“And it’s shocking and these are people that, perhaps they’ve never read about the Good Samaritan in Bible study or perhaps they’ve never read Luke 17:2, where Jesus talks about, that if you do a child harm it’s better than a millstone be wrapped around your neck and you be thrown to the bottom of the ocean or when Jesus talked about when people were pushing children away because they were beneath Jesus. Jesus said let little children come.”
Scarborough stressed that he was not in favor of illegal immigration generally, but strongly criticized Christians who turned a blind eye to the conditions in migrant detention centers.
“But if we now are closing the gates to this country for even those seeking asylum, and then callously saying that because their skin is brown that they mean less to Jesus, they mean less to God than white kids, that is a perverted and twisted faith that has absolutely no connection, no connection to what Jesus taught in the Gospels.”
Scarborough went on to discuss Jerry Falwell Jr’s recent tweet blasting a fellow Christian for calling on Christians to care about migrant children. Scarborough compared Falwell to notorious hucksters Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.
“I don’t have to even say this, that is the antithesis of what Jesus taught,” he said.
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.