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.
Who are you @drmoore ? Have you ever made a payroll? Have you ever built an organization of any type from scratch? What gives you authority to speak on any issue? I’m being serious. You’re nothing but an employee- a bureaucrat.
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) June 25, 2019
Falwell’s tweet triggered an avalanche of replies, the bulk of which criticized his comments.
This is the response of a man of god? Sounds like a defense in the Nuremberg trials
— Seth Plotnick (@SethPlotnick) June 26, 2019
Jesus fuck man you’re less Christian than I am and I’m entirely non-religious.
How does anyone fall for your con ‽
— Scott Menor (@smenor) June 26, 2019
How did Jesus treat children
— elizabeth bruenig (@ebruenig) June 25, 2019
Did Jesus ever make a payroll though?
— Matt Christman (@cushbomb) June 25, 2019
— Suzanne Griffith (@SuzanneB64) June 26, 2019
I don't remember reading where Jesus made a payroll for his disciples or built an organization from scratch either but still spoke out against cruelty and I think that's why the Romans executed him, but maybe you know something the rest of don't
— Kathleen Cosgrove (@katcoz) June 26, 2019
The hypocrisy knows no bounds
— fans like Tim (@CheepnisNHL) June 26, 2019
I am dumbfounded by your response to this tweet. Why would you have to build an organization in order to have the authority to feel outraged by the treatment of human beings? Aren’t you pro life?
— Brandy Johnson (@brandykj15) June 26, 2019
That’s right! Remember when Jesus said, “Forget those kids! Get money!”
— Higgins is my homie. (@Netzer_r) June 26, 2019
My Lord! The ratio on this tweet is glorious. Praise be.
— Até (@tweeto_ergosum) June 26, 2019
We know you didn’t build your organization, Junior.
— Jamal Yaseem Igle (@JAMALIGLE) June 26, 2019
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