Christian Woman Spectacularly Shames Trump Supporters for Scapegoating Muslim Refugees
Donald Trump may have swept the Rust Belt, but his opponents in the region aren't backing down anytime soon. In a panel discussion one month into Trump's presidency, religious leaders shared their frustrations with the president, specifically referencing his executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
“I am heartbroken, often,” Columbus, Ohio resident and Clinton voter Christian Tamte told CNN's Alisyn Camerota from the Ohio Statehouse where Camerota held a panel discussion.
"This last month has been heartbreaking, and as a Christian, I‘m offended often by what other people are calling Christian behavior which is — I see it as farthest from that.”
Tamte then explained how Trump supporters' fear of the unknown often leads them to scapegoat Muslims and find solace in extremism.
“There’s so much lack of empathy for anyone that’s different from themselves," she continued. "And oftentimes people that are claiming to be doing this in the name of Christ, in the name of God, it’s offensive to me."
“It’s offensive to me as a Christian because it is so far from what God has laid out as a plan for us,” remarked Rev. Mary Rheiman, who also voted for Hillary Clinton.
Rheiman spoke out against Trump's immigration ban and his discontinuation of the Syrian refugee program.
“If you go to the Gospels, you can look at the story of Jesus and the woman with the well,” she said. “She was a Samaritan, and Jews and Samaritans hated each other. There was a social contract that they did not speak to each other. Jesus’s message was, look, we are in this together, we are one. You can say you’re Muslim, we are Christian, it doesn’t matter.”