Jesus Was Not a Refugee

It’s Christmas so Democrat politicians and media figures are trotting out their usual “Well Jesus was a refugee so therefore you conservative so-called Christians are dumb and now you have to support open borders,” canard:

Mayor Pete Buttplug–I mean Buttigieg–got nearly 30k likes for repeating this lie. If he and his Media Fan-People had any familiarity with the Bible at all they’d know this claim is a lie. Usually I’m never inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt and chalk their BS up to ignorance (as opposed to evil), but this is one of the rare exceptions. These people hate Jesus and the Bible

Mary and Joseph were not refugees when they traveled to Bethlehem for the birth of Baby Jesus. The Bible plainly gives the reason the young couple traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Luke 2:1-2:7:

“2. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”

There is nothing about them being refugees or fleeing for better economic opportunity. The cause of their journey to Bethlehem was to be taxed by Augustus Caesar, the Roman emperor at the time. They were traveling within Roman Judea. There was no border crossing.

They were simply obeying the law.

The image up at the top explains it all: the liberals that repeat this lie aren’t religious themselves, but instead hope that they can cynically manipulate the Bible to guilt us into supporting Open Borders schemes.

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