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Republican plainly states view of Afghanistan refugees: Not in my backyard!

By Curt_Anderson
September 17, 2021 9:49 am
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Guess if Matt Rosendale (R-MT) was one of the Republicans bellyaching that Biden didn't get every Afghan who upon the Taliban takeover wanted to leave Afghanistan, out of Afghanistan.

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  1. by HatetheSwamp on September 17, 2021 10:00 am

    "Representative Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) tweeted Thursday he “strongly opposes” the resettlement of 75 refugees from Afghanistan in Montana, arguing it “appears extremely unlikely” the Biden Administration properly vetted the refugees, despite the administration’s insistence all Afghan evacuees are forced to undergo an extensive vetting process."

    If you think he's wrong you're getting all your news fro Rachel and the HuffPo.


  2. by islander on September 17, 2021 4:26 pm

    Curt,

    Knowing their stand on refugees and migrants, I kinda figured those Repubs who were screaming and moaning that we were leaving our Afghan allies behind would be caught between a rock and a hard place after airlifted them out!

    businessinsider.com


  3. by HatetheSwamp on September 18, 2021 4:43 am

    What Joe orchestrated in Afghanistan is a debacle that will plague the whole world for decades at the least.

    As a follower of Jesus, I know well that showing grace and mercy to strangers is a crucial command that we must obey.

    What I'm hearing...which the SwampMedia ain't reporting...is that Christian groups are the first to offer support to Afghan refugees.

    That said, the lack of vetting of the people taken from Afghanistan is a serious issue which must be taken seriously.


  4. by islander on September 18, 2021 5:32 am

    "Harrowing images from the Kabul airport have highlighted the desperation and fear of citizens who, for a variety of reasons, are trying to escape the Taliban. Previously, America was the country that many refugees looked to for help and safety. At least symbolically, we have long been a beacon to the world’s less fortunate. Now, things are changing. Hard-line evangelical Republicans who voted for former President Donald Trump are the group most likely not to want immigrants and refugees coming to the U.S.

    According to a survey last year from the Public Religion Research Institute, white evangelical Protestants were most likely believe immigrants threaten American cultures and values. And 80 percent of Americans who believe the country should be declared a Christian nation also think America should decrease its number of refugees, according to a proprietary dataset measured and compiled by sociologist Samuel Perry and psychology researcher Joshua Grubbs."


    msnbc.com


  5. by HatetheSwamp on September 18, 2021 5:53 am

    isle,

    It's a safe bet that I know many more "evangelicals" than do you.

    And, please, don't think I'm defending evangelicals. I ain't.

    Still, to be fair to them, I don't personally know a single evangelical who opposes LEGAL immigration. Do you?


  6. by islander on September 18, 2021 7:42 am

    ”It's a safe bet that I know many more "evangelicals" than do you” ---Hate

    You seem to forget that I lived in the Bible-Belt for many years. I’ve argued with and debated evangelicals in person, at work, and online for years.

    ”Still, to be fair to them, I don't personally know a single evangelical who opposes LEGAL immigration. Do you?”

    You seem to forget that we are not talking about legal or illegal immigration, we are talking about refugees, Afghan refugees.




  7. by HatetheSwamp on September 18, 2021 7:58 am

    isle,

    You should know that I was a minister in evangelical churches for four effin decades! I worked with them and for them.

    Read your own effin article, isle. YOU are talkin about immigrants, not refugees!!!!!

    According to a survey last year from the Public Religion Research Institute, white evangelical Protestants were most likely believe immigrants threaten American cultures and values.


  8. by islander on September 18, 2021 8:20 am

    "Read your own effin article, isle. YOU are talkin about immigrants, not refugees!!!!!" ---Hate

    I think you had best step back and read the article I posted. I'll post it again here for you. Here is the header from the article;

    Will America's Christians welcome Afghanistan's refugees? It depends

    "Previously, America was the country that many refugees looked to for help and safety. At least symbolically, we have long been a beacon to the world’s less fortunate. Now, things are changing. Hard-line evangelical Republicans who voted for former President Donald Trump are the group most likely not to want immigrants and refugees coming to the U.S."


    msnbc.com


  9. by HatetheSwamp on September 18, 2021 8:38 am

    Yeah, well, I was responding to your recent quote which you used to characterize evangelicals' attitude toward immigrants.

    You entered a non sequitur to your own post. Bahahahaha!

    Based on my many years living amidst evangelicals, they think of refugees very differently than immigrants.


  10. by islander on September 18, 2021 8:54 am

    You forgot this part of the quote you are referring to, Hate,

    "white evangelical Protestants were most likely believe immigrants threaten American cultures and values. And 80 percent of Americans who believe the country should be declared a Christian nation
    also think America should decrease its number of refugees,
    "

    It took you 40 years to see the light. Happily, I think more and more white evangelicals, especially some of their leaders, are finally starting to see the light!




  11. by HatetheSwamp on September 18, 2021 9:43 am

    How about the increasing number of evangelicals of color!


  12. by islander on September 18, 2021 4:03 pm

    Here ya go Hate...
    washingtonpost.com


  13. by HatetheSwamp on September 19, 2021 4:24 am

    Good enough, though the Roy Moore thing is a bit of an outlier. He is one strange fella. Still, you found an article.

    Interestingly, isle, black evangelicals bear an uncanny resemblance to what evangelicalism was 150 years ago when Christians in America were generations ahead of the rest of the culture in ending slavery.

    However,...

    ...the real story in American religion is the explosion in the number of Hispanic evangelicals.


  14. by islander on September 19, 2021 5:06 am

    The Republicans were against slavery 150 years ago as well. Time marches on and things change.


  15. by Ponderer on September 19, 2021 7:56 am

    Come on, Curt. Seventy five???

    Do you realize the odds are that at least a third of them are terrorist sleeper cell bloodthirsty infiltrator terror agents!!!

    Let loose in Montana!?!?!

    Dear GOD it would be 9-11 all over again!!!

    Or what if those seventy five Afghans decide to make Montana an Islamic caliphate?!?!?

    How stupid would you feel for letting those people in here then, eh?


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