Marjorie Taylor Greene Says ‘Satan is Controlling Christians’ Who Help Undocumented Immigrants
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has some rather, um, odd ideas about the Catholic Church and the teachings of Christ when it comes to helping undocumented migrants crossing into the U.S. In a recent interview, she said Christians who help migrants are under Satan’s influence, The Independent reports.
In an interview with far-right Catholic activist Michael Voris, Greene (R-Ga.) said she’d like to see moderate groups like Catholic Relief Services, which aid in resettlement be stripped of federal funding.
“What it is, is Satan’s controlling the church,” Greene, an evangelical Protestant said during the interview, which is featured on Voris’s Church Militant website.
That sounds decidedly un-Christlike to me. But hey, what do I know?
“The church is not doing its job, and it’s not adhering to the teachings of Christ, and it’s not adhering to what the word of God says we’re supposed to do and how we’re supposed to live,” she told Voris.
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Greene however, didn’t cite any references to just exactly what Christ’s teachings are, but this isn’t terribly unusual for her. Some of her more bizarre statements seem to come out of nowhere.
During the hour-long interview, conducted Thursday, the day before testifying in a lawsuit that aims to ban her from running for reelection, Greene belabored grievances about being a victim of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But what she said next was extra special grade AAA absurd.
She told Voris she couldn’t figure out why “God hasn’t destroyed us.”
Well, maybe that’s because many of us try to help the downtrodden instead of harming them. I’m not religious but I’ve always been told Christ dedicated most of his life trying to help others. So I don’t know, maybe that’s why?
But Greene claims Christian groups who help migrants were trying to “destroy” the United States. I guess in her world down is up and up is down.
“We are supposed to love one another, but their definition of what love one another means, means destroying our laws,” she said. “It means completely perverting what our Constitution says. It means taking unreal advantage of the American taxpayer.”
“And it means pushing a globalist policy on the American people and forcing America to become something we are not supposed to be.”
And Voris never questioned her on any of this, but really, on his program, Greene was just speaking to the choir so, of course, he didn’t press her.
Right Wing Watch captured a clip of the interview and in it, Greene goes on to say the U.S. should stop giving aid to nations where undocumented migrants were coming from.
“Oh, I’m sorry Guatemala, you’re not getting a check this year because you’ve sent X number of thousands and tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands and millions of people to illegally invade our country as if they’re an army.”
“They may not have guns, but they’re the numbers of a regiment of an army. We won’t be able to send you foreign aid until you send your people back.
That’s pretty absurd, even by Marjorie Taylor Greene standards. Is she suggesting these countries enact martial law (or maybe “Marshall Law”) on their citizens? Greene may not like the fact that brown people are coming over the border, but you know what might really stop this? If we helped our fellow Americans. In the countries where they live. Because whether Greene likes it or not, these countries are still part of the Americas.
It’s just a thought.
And as for Voris, he’s a former CBS News producer (that’s a scary thought), and his website Church Militant garnered its current name, after previously using the name Real Catholic TV because the Archdiocese of Detroit said it did “not regard them as being authorized to use the word ‘Catholic.'” He’s also been sued for defamation for reportedly smearing the names of members of the Catholic church.
So quite obviously Greene and her evidence-free statements fit right in here.