In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris we have seen fortitude, courage, tragedy, grief, resilience, and a stunning display of anti-Christian social teaching.
No, I don’t mean ISIS. I mean the two dozen state governors (including one Democrat) who have said that they will not accept refuges from Syria; the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s suggestion that we “take a pause” in refugee aid programs in order to ensure that terrorists are not infiltrating the ranks; and Ted Cruz’s suggestion that we should accept only Christian refugees.
Cruz isn’t alone in thinking that we should prioritize Christian refugees. Jeb Bush agreed that “our focus ought to be on the Christians who have no place in Syria anymore.” And Ben Carson, presumably drawing on his years as a brain surgeon, argued that bringing refugees “from that area of the world…is a huge mistake.”