O'Malley: Jesus was a refugee

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley invoked the name of Jesus as he decried the plan by the Obama administration to deport hundreds of illegal alien families.

The Hill:

Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley says plans to deport hundreds of illegal immigrants in a series of raids are not befitting of the Christmas season.“

A Christmas Refugee Roundup sounds like something [Donald Trump] would concoct,” O’Malley tweeted Thursday. “Remember: Jesus was a refugee child who fled death gangs.”

O'Malley's comments come hours after reports emerged that the Department of Homeland Security is planning a push to deport hundreds of immigrants from Central America who fled violence in their homelands.

Huh?  Jesus fled "death gangs"?  Recall that an angel appeared to Joseph when Jesus was an infant to warn him of Herod's decree that all male Jewish children two years old and under [not necessarily "firstborn," as a previous draft alleged – ed.] be put to the sword.  This was an organized, systematic effort to kill by Herod's soldiers.  Where O'Malley came up with the notion of "death gangs" – the sort of gangs that roam central American countries – is a mystery.

And we should also realize that Jesus was part of one single "refugee" family.  There was no mass movement of Israelis to Egypt.  So the idea there is any parallel at all to modern-day refugees from Central America is absurd.

Why is it that every time liberals want to hit back against conservatives, they use some exaggerated point about what Jesus would have done?  In this particular case, O'Malley has made himself look and sound foolish by stretching the point about the Holy Family's escape from Herod's paranoia.

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley invoked the name of Jesus as he decried the plan by the Obama administration to deport hundreds of illegal alien families.

The Hill:

Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley says plans to deport hundreds of illegal immigrants in a series of raids are not befitting of the Christmas season.“

A Christmas Refugee Roundup sounds like something [Donald Trump] would concoct,” O’Malley tweeted Thursday. “Remember: Jesus was a refugee child who fled death gangs.”

O'Malley's comments come hours after reports emerged that the Department of Homeland Security is planning a push to deport hundreds of immigrants from Central America who fled violence in their homelands.

Huh?  Jesus fled "death gangs"?  Recall that an angel appeared to Joseph when Jesus was an infant to warn him of Herod's decree that all male Jewish children two years old and under [not necessarily "firstborn," as a previous draft alleged – ed.] be put to the sword.  This was an organized, systematic effort to kill by Herod's soldiers.  Where O'Malley came up with the notion of "death gangs" – the sort of gangs that roam central American countries – is a mystery.

And we should also realize that Jesus was part of one single "refugee" family.  There was no mass movement of Israelis to Egypt.  So the idea there is any parallel at all to modern-day refugees from Central America is absurd.

Why is it that every time liberals want to hit back against conservatives, they use some exaggerated point about what Jesus would have done?  In this particular case, O'Malley has made himself look and sound foolish by stretching the point about the Holy Family's escape from Herod's paranoia.