Scarborough Shames Pro-Trump Christians: Brown Kids Don’t Mean Less To Jesus

‘No connection to what Jesus taught in the gospels’


SCARBOROUGH: "I remember after Katrina, I remember friends from my church and at Pensacola, First Baptist Church, and friends from across Pensacola and northwest Florida, I remember evangelicals across America sending money to us. We would go over and when we went over to Mississippi and Louisiana, I was moved by the number of evangelical organizations, Catholic organizations, Jewish organizations, religious organizations that were coming together and doing what the government was not doing at that time. It was extraordinarily moving. And as somebody that was raised in the Baptist church, it was something I was very proud of. 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 worshiped like I worshiped, 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. 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 that 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 had let the little children come. And I’m not — listen, I’m not here saying, 'Let the little children and their extended families come to America illegally.' I have always said we are a nation of laws. And the first thing you should do when you come to America should not be illegal. 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.” 

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