James Martin, S.J.: Why we should welcome people from the countries Trump just insulted

James Martin, S.J.: Why we should welcome people from the countries Trump just insulted

Fr. James Martin, S.J., answers President Donald Trump's question about why we should welcome people from poor, war-torn countries.

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Genevieve Burns
4 months 1 week ago

James Martin is wrong. His analysis is flawed. His interpretation of Jesus’ and St.Paul’s Gospel are almost always disingenuous and sneaky. I don’t trust the man.


We need to address our own homeless problem first, get our own people off food stamps etc.

There is much work to be done, and I don’t see the jet-setting James Martin lifting a finger. Ever.

We should ask our Inter-faith partners, Israel, South Africa, and Islamic countries why they don’t help, why they reject immigrants. Hmmmm....


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