Doug Wilson – Conspiracy Theories Involving Immigration

Doug Wilson – Conspiracy Theories Involving Immigration October 25, 2018
Screen cap from a recent NBC News story

Every time you think that Idaho pastor Doug Wilson has reached the depths of his awful opinions he busts out another one in his blog Blog and Mablog. This time he’s talking of the recent migrant caravan.  Does he feel sorry for people fleeing poverty, violence and corruption? No, it’s all about conspiracy theories.

“And Jesus doth saith do not feedeth those of brown skin..”

I’ve been watching this story for days because living here in Central America you see what happens when a populace is deprived of safety, of justice, of food and the basic necessities of living that we all want.  We’ve had a recent large influx of Nicaraguans here, and they are literally running for their lives.

No matter what your thoughts are on the topic of immigration I’m sure most everyone would agree that everyone has a right to a safe environment, something to eat, and a shelter over their heads. That’s what these people are after, not stealing Doug’s job, or going on welfare or any other conservative fantasy of his. There are more mothers and children in this group than anything else.

Mothers and children. I guess Doug figures locking up migrant children is no big deal.

So why is it that many fundamentalist evangelical pastors like Doug Wilson here, would go out of their way to deny desperate people any help at all and proclaim it’s a conspiracy?

First in the unquoted bits Mr. Wilson tries to claim that the nations these people are fleeing just aren’t that bad. He points to the Venezuelans running to Columbia. Not so true now, and there is still horrific drug violence in the regions of Columbia closest to their country. He implies that there is no way that someone from Central America would go anywhere more than two countries away.

First, Doug, Venezuela and Columbia are in South America, not Central America. Second, are you kidding me? People from every country in Central America have been coming to the United States of America for many years, and not just walking either. We joke here that half of New Jersey is Costa Rican.

Port-a-potties? Not true.

The rest of his article is the usual combination of words, words and words that make no sense at all except to say that he really dislikes poor desperate people.

We live in interesting times my friends.

I love this piece by Reverend Jim Martin and his take on migrants on Facebook. It’s the anti Doug.

Edited to add: Does this story sound like the migrants are criminals coming across the border? There are single children fleeing violence as well as families.


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