Real-life comic book villain Rupert Murdoch emerged from the algae-encrusted slime cave he dwells in on Monday to give his sage musings on the news of the day.
After the deadly attacks in Paris that left 129 dead and hundreds more injured, politicians from at least 30 U.S. states have announced that they do not want to harbor Syrian refugees within their borders.
The Australian businessman and chairman of News Corp. suggested that “proven Christians” be admitted into the U.S., implying that non-Christians should be barred.
Obama facing enormous opposition in accepting refugees. Maybe make special exception for proven Christians.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) November 16, 2015
“The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil,” reads the Bible that Christians ascribe to. Surely Murdoch, a man whose greed knows no bounds, could never himself even be included in the category “proven Christians.”
Other politicians have said similar things in the past few days. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that Muslims fleeing ISIS should be moved to “majority Muslim countries.” But if they’re Christian, according to Cruz, they can come to the U.S.:
“On the other hand Christians who are being targeted for genocide, for persecution, Christians who are being beheaded or crucified, we should be providing safe haven to them. But President Obama refuses to do that.”
Jeb Bush made a similar statement, while other candidates have argued against letting in any refugees. President Obama reacted by saying that the government does not “have religious tests to our compassion.”
“When I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims, when I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which person who’s fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution, that’s shameful.”