Poll: Large number of Protestant pastors fear refugee resettlement plans
Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 7, 2016
Two major federal contractors, World Relief and World Vision, paid for a poll in January and were probably not thrilled to learn that 44% of pastors surveyed have “a sense of fear about global refugees coming to the United States.”
World Relief*** and World Vision are both quasi-government agencies. World Relief received just short of $300 million from government grants and sub-grants since 2008, while World Vision gobbled up nearly $900 million in the same time period. Go to USASpending.gov for the compilations.
They probably paid for this poll on your dime so they would have a feel for how much more propaganda they need to get out to your local churches! Maddening isn’t it!
From Christian Today:
A new survey indicated that many Christian churches in the United States are more than willing to lend a helping hand on refugees but at the same time are afraid to risk engaging them.
The telephone survey of about 1, 000 Protestant pastors conducted by LifeWay Research showed that 44 percent of church congregations have “a sense of fear about global refugees coming to the United States.”
By contrast, only 27 percent of the church congregations have gotten themselves involved in helping the refugees.
Although 98 percent of the pastors said they are “at least somewhat informed about the Syrian refugee crisis,” just 35 percent have addressed the issue from the pulpit.
The survey showed that the respondents mostly agree that “Christians have a responsibility to care sacrificially for the refugees and foreigners” with more than eight in 10 (86 percent) agreeing on the matter, according to the report.
Help overseas is the sensible and truly charitable answer for those who want to help Syrian refugees!
But the survey showed some disconnect in agreeing that churches need to do more. One in five pastors in the U.S. said their church is helping refugees overseas and one in three have addressed the Syrian refugee crisis from the pulpit.
Only 8 percent of the pastors consider it a privilege to care for refugees.
The survey sponsored by the humanitarian organisations World Relief and World Vision….
So, to our Protestant readers, it looks like you are having some impact in your local churches already as many pastors are skeptical.
People ask me all the time: what can I do? You can head off the propaganda campaign coming your way from these phony “humanitarian” organizations! They will be taking this poll information and crafting a PR push on your ministers/pastors. Make sure your pastors understand who World Relief is planning to bring to your town!
Photo: 99% of Syrians resettled in US in first three months of FY2016 are Sunni Muslims, see here.
***World Relief is one of nine major federal refugee resettlement contractors. I don’t know why World Vision gets all that government cash.
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