“Compassion and security can coexist.”
On January 27 Trump signed an Executive Order that bans refugees and people from seven primarily Muslim countries. The ban also gives preferential treatment to Christians in the Middle East.
Because of this action by the President, people all across the country and around the world have taken to the streets to protest. And now, even a group who has firmly supported Trump is speaking out.
100 heavyweight Evangelical leaders, including at least one from every state, has taken out a full page ad set to run in the Washington Post denouncing Trump’s refugee ban. The ad is addressed to Trump and Mike Pence, and it is signed by prominent Evangelical pastors and authors, including some who rarely step into politics.
The ad reads,
“As Christian pastors and leaders, we are deeply concerned by the recently announced moratorium on refugee resettlement. As Christians, we have a historic call expressed over two thousand years, to serve the suffering. We cannot abandon this call now.”
The Evangelicals explained that they want to help the refugees fleeing from persecution. And that includes Muslims.
“While we are eager to welcome persecuted Christians, we also welcome vulnerable Muslims and people of other faiths or no faith at all. This executive order dramatically reduces the overall number of refugees allowed this year, robbing families of hope and a future. And it could well cost them their lives.”