Posted: Sept. 25, 2015
One of Congress's most notorious anti-immigrant bigots has a new target: Pope Francis.
In his address to Congress yesterday, Pope Francis spoke eloquently about the moral responsibility to welcome immigrants, declaring, "Is this not what we want for our own children?"
But Iowa Rep. Steve King trashed the pope's remarks, blisteringly declaring that immigration would "sink America" and even declaring that the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide "doesn't know what he's talking about."
Right-wing conservatives who tout their faith to get elected are quick to dismiss Christian leaders when they call for moral action on climate or immigration. We need to show that countless American Christians stand with Pope Francis on immigrants and refugees -- not hatemongers like Steve King.
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