32. Do you think Christian refugees are more deserving of American assistance than non-Christian refugees?
Unlike, Hawkins, I don’t put a higher priority on Christians over non-Christians, but with that being said, Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world1,2. Most of the refugees are not being persecuted, but are simply being bombed out of their homes and have no place to go. That doesn’t mean they all are, but it also doesn’t mean we should just be letting people in without being vetted.
I also think that Christians are going to assimilate more to surroundings in the United States, or any country for that matter, more than non-Christians, i.e., Muslims. Why? There’s nothing in the Christian religion that says not to assimilate. Certainly, there are worldly things that we need to stay away from, or partake in moderation, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fit in with our neighbors. Islam is more opposed assimilation, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. I have coworkers that are Islamic, and we get along just fine. That doesn’t mean all Muslims think that way, and one simply has to watch the news to see that there are a large number that absolutely will not assimilate. In fact, they believe we need to assimilate to them.
|Clark, Kelly James. "The Most Persecuted Religion in the World". HuffPost News. Web. 4 Jan 2013. Accessed: 12 Apr 2017.|
|Burns, Peter. "Christians are the world’s most-persecuted religion – here’s how they react under fire". Washington Examiner. Web. 18 Sep 2017. Accessed: 20 May 2018.|