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Twitter Deports Pastor Jerry Falwell Jr. To Hell For Defending Trump’s Mistreatment Of Migrant Children

Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. on Tuesday defended the Trump administration’s mistreatment of migrant children in U.S. detention facilities. It didn’t go well.

Falwell, a staunch supporter of President Trump who recently called for a two-year extension of the president’s current term, lashed out at Russell D. Moore, a theologian and president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, for criticizing the administration following reports of detained migrant children held in unsanitary and inadequate conditions.

“The reports of the conditions for migrant children at the border should shock all of our consciences,” Moore said in a tweet Tuesday morning. “Those created in the image of God should be treated with dignity and compassion, especially those seeking refuge from violence back home. We can do better than this.”

In a direct response to Moore, Falwell criticized the preacher, asking him at one point in his tweet: “What gives you authority to speak on any issue?”

“Who are you @drmoore? Have you ever made a payroll?” Falwell, the president of Liberty University, wrote.

“Have you ever built an organization of any type from scratch?” he added. “What gives you authority to speak on any issue? I’m being serious. You’re nothing but an employee- a bureaucrat.”

Falwell’s remarks about the detention facilities come amid a wave of reports highlighting the conditions migrant children face in U.S. custody.

A physician who was called to visit a U.S. border facility in McAllen, Texas, last week after five infants held there were placed into neonatal intensive care due to a flu outbreak compared conditions at the facilities to “torture.”

In her medical declaration, the physician, Dolly Lucio Sevier, wrote that minors at the McAllen facility were forced to endure “extreme cold temperatures, lights on 24 hours a day, no adequate access to medical care, basic sanitation, water, or adequate food.”

Check Russell D. Moore’s tweet and Falwell’s response below.

Falwell’s tweet triggered an avalanche of replies, the bulk of which criticized his comments.

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