Jim Wallis, the far-left founder of Sojourner Magazine and beneficiary of George Soros donations who has built a career out of subverting constitutional liberty in America by quoting the Bible out of context, is at it again.
In his latest effort in transparent left-wing propaganda, Wallis extends his love for open borders from the huge populations of Middle East and Africa to the United States to all of Europe.
At The Huffington Post, the self-proclaimed “Christian leader for social change,” preaches to both sides of the Atlantic. “In Europe and in the U.S. — we must welcome the stranger,” he writes.
In the United States, that means, Wallis—acting in his capacity as a self proclaimed divine prophet on earth—commands us to open our borders to illegal aliens from every country on earth.
His command to European countries is clear: They “must welcome … between 360,000 and 500,000 [Syrian] refugees.”
But several evangelical leaders are calling Wallis out for his distortions of the Bible that promote a left-wing “pseudo-Christian” theocracy.
“It is curious to me that these refugees are almost entirely Islamic even though Christians are the ones in most mortal danger by Islamists,” Kelly Monroe Kullberg, founder of the Veritas Forum and author of Finding God at Harvard, tells Breitbart News. “The ‘refugees’ are not mostly sweet children, but adult Muslim males who are unscreened,” she said, adding Islamizing America [and Europe] is cultural injustice and suicide, not stewardship, beauty and progress.”
“Hijrah (pronounced: Hish-ra) is the Muslim doctrine of migration to spread Islam throughout the world,” Kullberg says. “By the Hijrah,” Kullberg explains, “ Europe and America are to be conquered demographically as well as politically. This strategy appears in the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Memorandum” on “civilization jihad” of 1991 and elsewhere.”
“At this point, it should not be a secret unknown to us. The vast majority of sensible human beings do not want to leave Sharia law to their grandchildren. We do not want the USA to become the ISA, their goal of an Islamic States of America,” Kullberg, who founded the ad hoc group Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration, says.
Wallis reverts to form by citing a Bible verse out of context to justify his recommendation that European countries sacrifice their sovereignty to hundreds of thousands of immigrants, many of them likely supports of Sharia and the Islamization of Europe.
“Matthew 25 teaches us that how we welcome the stranger into our midst is literally how we treat Christ himself. So the response by Christians here and in Europe must become more in line with the welcoming tone of hospitality called for by Pope Francis,” Wallis writes at the Huffington Post.
Mark Tooley, President of the Institute of Religion and Democracy, has seen Wallis try this trick before. “As usual, Jim Wallis asserts that public policy can be decided by a few out of context Bible verses that affirm politics of the Left,” Tooley tells Breitbart News.
“So immigration policy is all about Matthew 25 and Christian hospitality, with skeptics of open borders motivated only by bigotry and greed,” Tooley says of Wallis’s argument. “This view is simplistic and sanctimonious,” Tooley says.
“The Bible doesn’t articulate details of modern immigration law. And Christians can extend love and generosity for refugees without obligation to open national borders to whomever,” Tooley notes.
Kullberg also criticizes Wallis for presenting false theology as political propaganda.
“In the actual Bible, we find teachings about kindness to the well-meaning foreigner who comes lawfully as a blessing and convert, such as Ruth or Rahab. Jesus himself highlights the good Samaritan, to be honored,” she says.
“We also find in Scripture the book of Nehemiah (the Left is silent about this book), about a Godly leader leading Israel in the project of rebuilding the walls around Jerusalem to cultivate the good and protect the people from harmful foreigners. God does not call us to cultural suicide, but only to wise welcome. Breaking down boundaries for foreign faiths and customs was not a commandment, but a curse,” Kullberg notes.
Wallis goes beyond citing Matthew 25 out of context in his latest Huffington Post article. This time, he resorts to flim-flammery that would make that fictional religious con man Elmer Gantry blush.
“Yesterday, in that spirit and in recognition of the pope’s impending visit, a broad coalition of allies representing both secular and religious organizations released a Unity Statement, rededicating ourselves to the fight to pass comprehensive immigration reform. We are calling for a national day of prayer for immigrant families, Congress, and for our nation to take place on Sept. 24, in conjunction with the pope’s visit,” he writes.
Wallis disingenuously fails to inform readers that the press conference held by this “broad coalition of allies representing both secular and religious organizations” was organized by a highly partisan left-wing group, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, that is founded, led, and funded by LaRaza and the SEIU.
And that purported broad coalition of “more than 234 prominent faith, civil and immigration rights organizations” primarily consists of political organizations, such as “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Council of La Raza (NCLR), The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA).”
There are very few “faith organizations” in that long list of sponsoring groups. In fact, it includes only 16 that have any reference to a religious order in their titles, and almost all of these are “fringe.” One in particular, the Gamaliel Network, was run for decades by Greg Galuzzo, the mentor who trained Barack Obama in Saul Alinsky’s community organizing techniques.
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Franciscan Action Network
Franciscan Peace Center
Jewish Community Action
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity
National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)
School Sisters of St. Francis
Shadow Rock United Church of Christ
Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill
Sisters of Mercy
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Universal Life Church
The only group on this list of 16 “faith organizations” that routinely gets national coverage is Reverend Sammy Rodriguez’s National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, which claims to represent 16 million Hispanic evangelicals.
The participants in that press conference Wallis references were a rogue’s gallery of far-left activists:
NCLR’s Janet Murguia, SEIU’s Eliseo Medina and Jaime Contreras, DREAMer and Mi Familia Vota’s Cristian Avila, Sojourner’s Jim Wallis, and CCC’s Sulma Arias were joined by Cardinal McCarrick who was a respondent to The Unity Statement.
Notably, Cardinal McCarrick is “emeritus” and was merely a “respondent” to the Unity Statement.
Evangelical leaders such as Kullberg and Tooley have grown tired of Wallis’s act.
“It is hard for me to listen to the self-described ‘prophetic voice’ of Jim Wallis with fresh ears, knowing the long, predictable career of usefulness to his atheist, globalist funders including George Soros,” Kullberg says.
“Jim Wallis serves the function of a community organizer in a clerical collar,” Kuhlberg adds.
Wallis tried this trick with some more credible evangelical leaders back in 2013 when they formed the Evangelical Immigration Table, a group funded by George Soros, to back the Gang of Eight pro-amnesty bill that failed.
Notably absent as a signatory to his “Unity Statement” and press conference was Richard Land, editor of the Christian Post and former head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
Land is a founding member of the Evangelical Immigration Table.
Kullberg is unsparing in her critique of Wallis and his clear politicization of the Bible to advance a far left agenda.
“Wallis is paid to teach God-words or what he calls ‘the faith narrative’ to non-Christian politicians. This helps them push through liberal policies and politicians. This is how they split the Christian vote first for John Kerry and then for Barack Obama. Hillary, Joe or Bernie will likely be next. Wallis uses selective Bible passages, decontextualized from the whole counsel of Scripture, for the Left’s political projects including open borders, amnesty and apparently now Islamizing America. Sadly he skews the gospel of Jesus Christ that our world so desperately now needs,” Kullberg tells Breitbart News.
“Since at least 2002, Wallis (Sojourners) has been funded by atheist billionaire and liberal puppeteer George Soros and other ‘progressive’ foundations to give ‘the faith narrative’ to Obama and the Left for, it seems to me, political power and their goal of a Permanent Progressive Majority. Soros began funding Sojourners (Wallis) in 2002 for amnesty ‘faith’ advocacy and for ‘messaging and mobilizing’ churches into the Progressive cause. Wallis then organizes coalitions to give the Left public voice and spectacle using God words.”
Kullberg points out Wallis’s public deception when it comes to Soros.
“When questioned in 2010, Wallis infamously denied the Soros money — until he was caught. His reply? ‘I forgot.’ Imagine a ‘minister’ taking an atheist culture-wrecker’s money to de-Christianize America. Imagine trying to sleep at night. God help Jim Wallis and the religious Left.”
The Institute of Religion and Democracy’s Tooley has his own question that cuts to the essence of Wallis is really about.
“Why is Jim Wallis social justice, supposedly Bible based, almost never concerned about fellow Christians, who are the most tormented of Mideast groups, and who are often persecuted even by fellow refugees who are Muslim?” Tooley asks.