Fred W over at The Mad Prophet draws our attention to the pathetic silliness of Tom Tancredo. You remember when Hillary Clinton said that the new immigration bill was un-Christian? Well, Here’s what Tom thinks of that:
TANCREDO: I’m not really surprised that Hillary Clinton doesn’t know the first thing about the Bible. Her impression, her analysis, her interpretation of both the law and the Bible are certainly wrong to say the least. This has nothing to do, the bill we passed out of the House has nothing to do with criminalizing Good Samaritans.
But, as Fred W points out, Tancredo is simply wrong:
According to Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahoney, the proposed provision ‘is so broad that it would criminalize even minor acts of mercy like offering a meal or administering first aid.’ Mahoney has instructed the priests of his archdiocese to disobey the law if it is enacted.
It sure is inconvenient when your version of a religion, which you use to convince voters to elect you, conflicts with the actual religion as described in its founding document. Having read the bible, I can say clearly that the message of the new testament involved a great deal of ministering to others despite their background, country of origin, or religious beliefs. The recent immigration bill criminalizes knowing someone who is in the country illegally, much less offering them any help if they are in need. And that, my friends, is totally un-Christian, if not anti-Christian.