Megachurch pastor: God isn’t really an ‘open borders’ kind of guy

According to megachurch pastor and Trump “spiritual adviser” Robert Jeffress, God is all in favor of a preemptive attack on North Korea. Now Jeffress wants people to know that God is pretty far to the right when it comes to immigration too.

In an appearance on Fox & Friends this Wednesday, Jeffress reassured viewers that God approves of President’s Trump’s immigration policy, saying that God is “not necessarily an open borders guy, as a lot of people would think that he is.” Jeffress’s comments came in response to an open letter penned by a group of pastors imploring Trump to use his “Christian compassion” to reconsider his immigration stance.

“While Christian compassion is one consideration, it’s not the only consideration in the immigration problem,” Jeffress said. “I mean, the Bible also says that God is the one who established nations and its borders. God is not necessarily an open borders guy, as a lot of people would think that he is. And thirdly, the Bible says God has ordained government to protect its citizens. So when you are talking about a biblical solution to immigration, yes, we need to talk about compassion, but we need to balance that with government’s real responsibility to protect its citizens.”

Watch the clip below via Media Matters:

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Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.