Top Trump Evangelical Advisor Ruthlessly Mocked for Bashing Immigrants by Claiming Jesus Didn't Break the Law
Pentecostal televangelist pastor Paula White is the chair of Donald Trump's White House Evangelical Advisory Board, and she's being mocked by actual faith leaders for her claim that Jesus never broke the law. “Yes, he did live in Egypt for three-and-a-half years,” Pastor White told Pat Robertson's CBN News. “But it was not illegal.” “If he had broken the law, then he would have been sinful and he would not have been our Messiah,” White insisted.
That's totally false. "In fact," Talking Points Memo notes, "Jesus was famously crucified specifically for breaking the law by claiming to be the son of God. Before that, he was persecuted by religious leaders and the Romans for violating laws like resting on the Sabbath." White made her remarks to support President Trump's theft of infants and children, separating them from their parents and siblings, and losing track of them. There are currently thousands detained, some in concentration camps, where conditions have been described as horrific.
She told CBN the experience the children have in the concentration camps is "life-changing," which it is, but not as she described. "Not just three square meals, psychiatric care, clinician, medical care, chapel, events, schooling, language, and love." That's been proven to be false. Several actual Christian leaders and many others attacked White for her false interpretation of the Bible.
If we don’t help people name & condemn #SlaveholderReligion, they are left to believe this is the teaching of the c… https://t.co/qUHQbbpxls— Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (@Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II)1531309515.0
Incorrect, @Paula_White. Jesus broke the law all the time, both religious and civic ones. For this he was crucified… https://t.co/xNM91eIj8a— Rev. Decatúr (@Rev. Decatúr)1531274601.0
This is so angering. @Paula_White is saying, if Egypt had immigration laws, Jesus should have been left 4 slaughter… https://t.co/W9GcEyP6ls— Kurt Eichenwald (@Kurt Eichenwald)1531314611.0
This is the obscenity of faux Christians. @Paula_White says Mary and Joseph should have ignored the angel and staye… https://t.co/zYU10k3D4f— Kurt Eichenwald (@Kurt Eichenwald)1531313914.0
No. Jesus "broke the laws," both religious and civic, several times, which is one of the reasons he was crucified.… https://t.co/i9x8lCAPCN— James Martin, SJ (@James Martin, SJ)1531268082.0
.@Paula_White - who commits theological malpractice with nearly every word - advises the president of the United St… https://t.co/fENIikHAOg— Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie (@Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie)1531277932.0