For those in the refugee resettlement industry, theirs is a sense of entitlement.
Social justice evangelicals and church leaders across the United wrote a letter to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence asking that the executive order implementing extreme vetting of individuals traveling from jihadist breeding nations and the 90-day moratorium on Syria be rescinded.
More than 500 evangelical leaders from all 50 states signed a letter to President Trump asking him to reconsider his controversial executive order. The letter included the likes of Ann Voskamp, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin, and Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry.
While they acknowledged the order could prevent bloodshed on American soil, America should still be a nation of compassion….
The letter points out that thousands of churches have welcomed and sheltered suffering refugees through the Refugee Resettlement Program[…]
“thousands of churches….”
Pope Francis once said that many Christians are Christians in name only, “People who go to church on Sundays, but spend the rest of the week cultivating their attachment to money, power and pride are pagan Christians…“
For obvious reasons, the social justice warrior in the Vatican who has labeled the rejection of refugees “an act of war” overlooks those organizations under the umbrella of Christianity receiving hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars from the refugee resettlement program beginning with his own U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The USCCB received $80,733,062 in federal grants (2015) and $79,590,512 in federal grants (2014) which accounts for more than 90& of their revenue stream but they’re not alone.
Many of the organizations who partake in the refugee resettlement programs are Christian in name only and for the love of financial gain have no problem quoting parables from the Bible and demanding compassion for refugees whose sole agenda is to convert infidels and/or chop off the hands that feed it.
As Christian pastors and leaders, we are deeply concerned by the recently announced moratorium on refugee resettlement. Our care for the oppressed and suffering is rooted in the call of Jesus to “love our neighbor as we love ourselves.” In the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), Jesus makes it clear that our “neighbor” includes the stranger and anyone fleeing persecution and violence, regardless of their faith or country.
As Christians, we have a historic call expressed over two thousand years, to serve the suffering. We cannot abandon this call now. We live in a dangerous world and affirm the crucial role of government in protecting us from harm and in setting the terms on refugee admissions. However, compassion and security can coexist, as they have for decades. For the persecuted and suffering, every day matters; every delay is a crushing blow to hope….
World Relief (full name: World Relief Corp. of National Association of Evangelicals) is a social justice
organization corporation whose survival and existence is SOLELY dependent upon a steady revenue stream of taxpayer dollars.
For the year ending 2015, World Relief’s “most recent Form 990 …had a total gift/grants income of $58,487,081 and $42,589,050 was provided by you, the US taxpayer, making their federally-funded share of their budget 73% taxpayer funded….” See: Ann Corcoran’s post entitled, “Federal Refugee contractor World Relief (Evangelicals!) has a new Prez.”
As confirmed by the chart below from Charity Navigator:
Notice the lack of fundraising in the graph above? Namely, that tiny slither of orange in the second graph under “Expenditures Breakdown 2015.” Theirs is a sense of entitlement.
Private foundation supporters include the Vanguard Charitable Foundation, Mustard Seed Foundation, Soros Fund Charitable Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, Global Impact and many others. [Source: CapitalResearch.org]
In addition to World Relief Corporation and US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) mentioned above, below are the major refugee resettlement businesses who receives tens (if not hundreds) of millions of taxpayer dollars for their doing their part in the Hijra with the blessings of Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama and Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.
- Lutheran Immigrant Aid Society (LIRS) [Total revenue for 2015 was $59,862,898. $55,341,275 of the revenue comes from federal grants]
- International Rescue Committee (IRC), [FYE 2015 total revenue was $688,920,920. 66.5% of that sum, i.e., $453,916,856 was obtained through federal grants] See chart below of the contribution and expenditure breakdown courtesy of Charity Navigator:
Again, notice the lack of fundraising in the graph above? Namely, that tiny slither of orange in the second graph under “Expenditures Breakdown 2015.” Simply put, theirs is a sense of entitlement
- Immigrant and Refugee Services of America (IRSA) [FYE 2015 revenue stream totaled $50,858,70. 91% of the revenue – $46,550,452 came from the federal grants]
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) [FYE 2014 total revenue is $39,923,260, while 59.5% – $19,531,773 came from government grants – Source: Charity Navigator]
- Church World Service (CWS) [FYE June 2015 had a total revenue stream of $77,745,307. 66.6% of the revenue – $50,116,190 came from federal grants – Source: Charity Navigator]
- Domestic and Foreign Missionary Service of the Episcopal Church of the USA,
Ethiopian Community Development Center (ECDC) [ Episcopal Migration Ministries] [where are the financials?]
What all of the above businesses have in common is that while collecting exorbitant sums of taxpayer dollars, they do very little fundraising. After all, who needs to fund raise when one’s business is on the government welfare without threat of Congressional oversight and demand for accountability?
Those opposing Donald Trump’s executive order under the guise that it is a Muslim ban and “because that’s not who we are” selectively omit that more than half of the refugees being brought in are Muslim.
Theirs is a sense of entitlement as with all corporate elitists and the individual who has become addicted to the government dole, social justice refugee businesses (not charities, nothing charitable about them) fear a decrease in revenue under the Trump administration and are now holding fundraisers. How dare the president put them in such a position (sarcasm).
In December 2015, a George Soros financed group, the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT) held a conference call with journalists (organized by Jenny Yang, vice president of advocacy and policy for World Relief). During the call, EIT released a letter addressed to Congress seeking an increase in the number of refugees from Syria and other nations (dog whistle for “more money”).
In addition, the letter called for Congress to nudge state and local governments into cooperating with refugee resettlement industry. Dog whistle for “do our bidding,” “refugees first” and “more money.”
- Work with governors and local communities to welcome refugees. The U.S. refugee resettlement program is a federal responsibility that depends on the cooperation of local and state governments, as well as churches and volunteers. We urge you to work with state and local elected officials to ensure that states continue to fulfill their responsibilities...Our faith inspires us to respond with compassion and hospitality to those fleeing violence and persecution….Compassion is not in conflict with national security.”
“Compassion is not in conflict with national security…” certainly depend on whom one asks.
In response, Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy who today opposes the president’s executive order’s response stated:
“The statement also ignores the issue of entrance to USA of persons who may not be directly violent but who support theocratic and jihadist ideology, which obviously is at odds with democratic principles. Immigration and refugee resettlement for our nation is about more than Christian hospitality.”
In the same Breitbart article, Kelly Monroe Kullberg, founder of Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration like many non-social justice Christian organizations are “shocked that Christian charities are accepting so much money from the federal government to bring Muslims refugees into the United States. Imagine the wickedness of using Christians to permanently de-Christianize America. Imagine the suffering that will follow with Sharia law or more advanced Progressive ideology.”
These Soros financed refugee resettlement businesses such as World Relief and their social justice colleagues speak of compassion when in fact, the only compassion that they seek is the bottom line of their check books fed by a never-ending assembly line of refugees irrespective of their ill intent toward Westerners.
The office of Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) last week released the following statement supporting President Trump’s executive order.
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), who has been a leading critic of America’s United Nations (UN)-led refugee resettlement program, issued the following statement today in support of President Trump’s executive order on extreme vetting:
“I commend President Trump for delivering on his campaign pledge to put a common-sense pause on a broken refugee program and immigration system that has serious national security gaps and is in desperate need of repair….
“As I have been saying for nearly two years, the refugee resettlement program poses a clear and present danger to the American people. We were told by President Obama’s own DHS, FBI and DNI Directors that U.S. intelligence officials cannot properly vet or screen refugees coming from Syria and other terrorist hot spots. We have seen the deadly consequences in Europe as ISIS has already successfully infiltrated its refugee population. Why repeat the same mistakes here?
“As a compassionate Christian, I believe we can and should help displaced refugees by caring for them in safe zones near their own countries. In fact, for the cost of bringing one refugee into America, we can help at least twelve refugees in safe zones….
“Safe zones,” what a novel idea and one that would threaten the check books of USCCB, HIAS, World Relief and their colleagues in the refugee resettlement industry.
How about we blunt the siphoning of taxpayer dollars for purposes that would undermine the Republic courtesy of the true Pagan Christians in the refugee industry.
Just last week, Tucker Carlson interviewed Kevin Appleby, a pro-refugee advocate from The Center for Migration Studies, a lobbying group for those in the business of refugee resettlement.
Appleby’s talking points which Carlson immediately destroys is that by accepting more Syrian refugees, “I would argue it makes us more secure than less secure.” [Good grief. Who writes his material!]
During the discussion, Carlson questions Appleby as to how a church can say that it is our duty as Christians to take in refugees and then force taxpayers to pick up the tab for that which the likes of Appleby “thinks is virtuous.” Appleby has no answer nor can he respond any of Carlson’s challenges. Excellent interview.
Progressives have been lying to Americans for so long, and getting away with it. If they disapprove of the line of questioning, they ignore it and move on but not with Carlson who is relentless.
While they almost always refuse to answer the questions, Carlson is sure to put them on record. Quite refreshing.
The following night Carlson interviewed Mark Hetfield of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), one of the top nine social justice businesses indicated above. As you can see further up in this post, HIAS is also dependent upon the American taxpayer.
During the discussion, to make his point (fail), Hetfield invokes the Holocaust along with American moral values and like Kevin Appleby, refuses to answer the questions.
Progressives and their con games, used to silence dissent while holding its hand out for taxpayer dollars under the illusion of having compassion for others. All around, theirs is a sense of entitlement.
Planned Parenthood claims that it is “a visible and passionate advocate for policies that enable Americans to access comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care.” THEY lie. PP received by the 2015 fiscal year end $553.7 million in taxpayer dollars. while at the same time decreasing the services, it boasts about providing and increasing its number of abortions.
Anyone who objects are accused of being sexist and waging the war on women while PP snuffs out the lives of the unborn.
Teachers’ unions are never satisfied. There is no room for anyone else in their honey pot and they’re always demanding more because after all, “it is for the children.” THEY LIE as proven by their disdain for school choice, charter schools and school vouchers. On top of it all, they do not educate, they indoctrinate.
Big labor. Again, never satisfied and there is no room for anyone else in their honey pot. Again, theirs is a sense of entitlement.
No different than their fellow Progressives, those in the refugee resettlement industry have no conscience about wielding parables and calling for “compassion” as a weapon to guilt trip and manipulate one towards the desired end just as the grievance industry invokes the race card and then holds their hands out for a payoff for theirs is a sense of entitlement. Anyone who responds otherwise are labeled Islamophobes, racist, etc.
Aware of what is at stake, how Christian and how compassionate is it to ignore the agenda of incoming refugees which is to replace Christianity with Islam as the dominant religion in the United States (although Islam is not a religion), to dominate through jihad. Theirs (refugees) as well is a sense of entitlement.
For more on the refugee resettlement scam, I direct you to Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch. See RRW’s latest post: Total chaos in US refugee flow; United Nations depends on US to take lion’s share every year