Bill O'Reilly Wants To Give The Pope Advice On Immigration And Jesus
O'Reilly: "What I Believe Might Infuriate Jesus Is Politicians" Ignoring Immigration Laws
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From the February 22 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Finally, the Pope. I would very much like to speak with him. And if I can arrange that, I would like to bring the family of Kate Steinle with me. I would explain to Francis the facts about the murder of the 32-year-old Kate. I would tell him that because the U.S. Government will not, will not secure the southern border of the United States, a Mexican career criminal was able to illegally enter America six times after being deported five times. For decades, this man sold narcotics on the streets. And was ultimately protected by the corrupt city and county of San Francisco, which allowed the illegal alien criminal freedom. Result? He shot and killed Kate. Then after all of that, I would point out to the Pope that the U.S. Congress was incapable of passing Kate's law, giving authorities more power to control illegal aliens who commit aggravated felonies in this country. Finally, I would suggest to Pope Francis, that millions of Americans have been harmed economically by our immigration system which desperately needs reform. I think I could persuade the Pope that providing protection and enforcing settled law is certainly not un-Christian. What is against the tenets of Jesus is to allow chaos that harms innocent people, like Kate Steinle and her family. What I believe might infuriate Jesus is politicians who are sworn to uphold laws, ignoring their oaths in pursuit of power and votes. When human beings are being harmed, Christians have a sacred duty to try to stop that harm. Yes, there must be compassion for the poor and oppressed. And no one is better in promoting that than Pope Francis. But social order and justice must be incorporated in to compassionate public policy. If not, harm will follow which, in America, it has.