Scripture distorted to promote amnesty; Dr. James Edwards clarifies truths

What better time than Sunday to explore biblical scripture as it relates to the issue of illegal immigration? It was just days ago that the amnesty pushing Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) ran a front page, above-the-fold article titled “Embracing migrants.”  To the newspaper, following the April 2013 AP Stylebook guidelines, the acceptable words are “immigrants,” “undocumented” and “migrants” — ditching the very precise term “illegal immigrant.” Here at Seeing Red AZ, fixated on meticulous definitions, we will continue to use the clearly definitive term “illegal alien” which is, according to the daily’s dictates, verboten.

In December 2010 Seeing Red AZ reported that the liberal word police of the Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists also called on news reporters nationwide to stop using the term “illegal immigrant” in their news coverage.

But we digress. Friday’s article told of “Evangelicals pushing Republicans to embrace immigration reform” — code for amnesty — a word that clearly defines the act of granting a pardon for illegally entering the sovereign nation of the United States of America in violation of our laws. Forgiving the criminality also entails ultimately creating a new group of voting citizens. Many have already been on the receiving end of taxpayer supported social benefits (shocking video) for years.

This past week Valley Evangelical pastors have united in purchasing radio spots flooding regular programming on conservative talk radio and local Christian stations. Such ads are also being broadcast in 13 other states to drum up support of Barack Obama’s amnesty scheme — strongly promoted by Arizona Sens. John McCain, Jeff Flake and their “Gang of 8.” This massive amnesty will provide a pathway to citizenship for illegals, whose numbers have consistently been under-reported.

During his testimony before the House Immigration Subcommittee on “Ethical Imperative for Immigration Reform,” James R. Edwards, Jr., Ph.D made compelling arguments against misusing the concepts of Christian mercy and compassion, instead using relevant principles from scripture that actually relate to U.S. immigration policy. His theological understanding is far more perceptive than that of the Catholic, LDS and Evangelical clergy who insist on rewarding millions who have thumbed their noses at our Rule of Law. The sympathetic approach of the churches also conceals the pew filling aspect, as church attendance in mainstream faiths plummets. 

Many national faith-based leaders are lobbying for mercy (amnesty) for illegal aliens. But that mercy would create injustice for innocent law abiding Americans — especially the unemployed.  Governments are called on to provide justice, not sympathy.

Read the entire text of Dr. James Edwards remarkable congressional testimony.  It’s in large type and won’t take long. You’ll be wiser for setting aside the few minutes to acquaint yourself with this rational, scripture-based response sans agenda.


9 Responses to Scripture distorted to promote amnesty; Dr. James Edwards clarifies truths

  1. Matt DeGennaro says:

    The newspaper also wants American citizens to assume the role of the guilty parties when illegals are injured or even die in the desert. Completely omitted from the equation are the choices the invaders (my preferred descriptive term) made. I’m also tired of hearing of the families who are separated. More choices. They could all go home together.

    Never do we hear of the men who left families behind when they come here to work. They send money back for a while until they start a new family here. Then the ones in Mexico or Central American countries suffer while dad has forgotten them.

    Why don’t we ever hear that these people create their own problems? Sorry, but my sympathy is for hardworking American citizens displaced from jobs and higher education by the so-called “migrants.” They need to migrate back to where they came from and try the legal route, as so many others who actually wanted to acclimate and become Americans have successfully done.

  2. eubykdisop says:

    The United States made immigration laws to protect America and Americans. One of the most serious risks of illegal immigration is the spread of deadly communicable diseases.

    “Illegals bringing drug-resistant TB to U.S.”

    “Once-defeated disease now surging, lethal for 60 percent of those infected”

    “by Jack Minor, 03/02/2013”

    “A member of Congress who for more than 30 years worked as a doctor says the baggage that illegal aliens are bringing into the United States now is killing people.”

    “Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, told WND that it’s not suitcases, clothes or the like – it’s the highly infectious cases of drug-resistant and lethal tuberculosis that are walking across the Mexican border.”

    “By default, we grant health passes to illegal aliens,” wrote Madeleine Peiner Cosman, author of the report. “Yet many illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue, and Chagas disease.”

    “Many illegals who cross our borders have tuberculosis. That disease had largely disappeared from America, thanks to excellent hygiene and powerful modern drugs such as isoniazid and rifampin. TB’s swift, deadly return now is lethal for about 60 percent of those infected because of new Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR- TB). Until recently MDR-TB was endemic to Mexico.”

    If an illegal alien has TB, who provides treatment? The United States does because it is now a U. S. public health issue. How much does it cost to treat TB? Normally, it costs about $2,000. With multi drug resistant TB, however, the cost of treatment is about $250,000 per person treated. Multi drug resistant TB was endemic to Mexico UNTIL illegal immigrants began flooding across our borders.

    So not only are we being exposed to multi drug resistant TB, which has a 60% mortality rate, but for every case of multi drug resistant TB treated, U. S. taxpayers are shelling out $250,000.

    So those who seek to justify embracing illegal aliens with Scripture are actually asking us to embrace a deadly Biblical plague. Not only that, but they are asking us to spend our money on treating a Biblical plague instead of making contributions to our churches. The $250,000 per person required to treat MDR-TB is paid for with our tax dollars. Higher taxes means less money to contribute to religious institutions.

  3. delilah says:

    I think a few of us have been saying the same things for the last 6 years. Finally someone putting the idiotic Senators in their place. Not long ago John McLiar said we are a christian nation we can not enforce our immigration laws. I guess we all see what kind of Hypocritical Christian he really is, along with the other fool McFlake.

  4. LEO IN TSN says:


    Start bombarding the AZ4 with calls, emails (if you are in their district) and faxes to make it crystal clear that they SHOULD NOT SUPPORT ANY AMNESTY. It is time to melt down their switchboards and faxes, and stuff their email boxes with the expectations of their constituents.

    Let it happen with McAmnesty & his evil son McFlake also. Those traitors couldn’t care less about the little folk in AZ, but let them know anyway. If there are any “R” senators who seem to be on the fence, let it happen with them too.

    Here is the contact info (to email, go to the Congressional website):
    Trent Franks phone: 202-225-4576 fax: 202-225-6328
    Paul McGosar Phone: (202) 225-2315 Fax: (202) 226-9739
    Matt McSalmon Phone: 202-225-2635 Fax: 202-226-4386
    David McSchweikert Phone: 202-225-2190 fax: 202-225-0096
    SENATE (ughhh):
    Juan McAmnesty ph: (202) 224-2235 fax: 202-228-2862
    Jeffie “Blonde Boy” McFlake ph: 202) 224-4521 fax: 202-228-0506

    God bless America.

    • Orion says:

      Thanks for this information, Leo. I intend to call each of their offices Monday morning. The problem is I doubt any of them care. Franks was quoted in the article in the AZ Repugnant sounding very weak. It’s clear Schweikert is waffling. Salmon is probably in line with his church, and I honestly have no idea where Gosar stands. Going to their web pages and looking for their positions is worthless since they have not even a passing acquaintance with the truth. it’s all about the next election.

      Jeff McCain and John MeFlake (oops…did I confuse these evil twins?) are two weasels who lied to get elected and their staffers will lie to constituents on their behalf. Besides, they are leading the amnesty charge with the other 6 gangsters. This shafting of American citizens should be unthinkable, but our regal reps think they own the world. We need to show them they don’t

  5. Night Owl says:

    Over 22 million Americans are out of work or underemployed and wages remain depressed, yet McCain, Flake and their “bi-partisan” allies advance the notion that the cure-all for our economic woes is amnesty and vast expansions of guest worker programs. Rather than enforcing our immigration laws and securing our borders, they choose to put illegal invaders and their advocates ahead of the American people. We all need to ask them “WHY?”

    Pick up the phone and let them hear from you. Silence is regarded as consent. Time is short!!

  6. Brandy Baron says:

    The open borders crowd can spit out several verses in scripture to defend their illegal friends but they always forget one of the most important parts in the scriptures… the Ten Commandments. Ten rules to live by if you want to cross God’s borders.

  7. Jane says:

    Thank you SR for providing this transcript!

  8. Veritas Vincit says:

    According to the words of the Rabbi from Nazareth, the issue of Caesar’s ordained borders and health care from the treasury of Caesar are the rightful domain of Caesar and should be rendered unto therefore.

    Neither issue is the domain of God and therefore, in keeping with the teaching, the religious community has no place in shouting for Caesar to open his borders and open his purse.

    In reality, these faux social justice christians should abide and obey their Messiah and they are doing exactly what he admonished them not to do; mixing Caesar’s business with that of saving souls for God.

    If their churches are growing empty perhaps its because their faith and faith traditions have grown hollow. He has asked, “Will I find faith when I return?”