Luma Simms is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center; her essays, articles, and book reviews have appeared in a variety of publications including National Affairs, Law and Liberty, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, First Things, Public Discourse, the Institute for Family Studies, and others.

Middle Eastern Christians Feel Betrayed By American Christians

On January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting immigration from certain Muslim countries.

Contrary to the mainstream media’s narrative, these countries had previously been singled out by the Obama Administration as terrorist risks. The text of Trump’s executive order provides for exceptions for those who are “religious minorities” in their country of origin. Trump said in an interview that he wants to make persecuted Christians a priority; he wants to help them.

Many Christian conservatives I follow on Twitter were quick to cry out, “What about the Muslims?!”

The New York Times jumped at the chance to tell the world that Christian leaders have denounced the president’s plan to favor Christian immigrants.

The reaction of American Christians betrays Middle Eastern Christians; they are exhibiting a simplistic understanding of loving your neighbor, and a disregard of one of God’s commands.

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