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Franklin Graham on Immigration Ban: It's Not a Biblical Matter

Julie Brown Patton : Jan 30, 2017  Gospel Herald

It's a civic responsibility the government has to protect its citizens.

(Washington, DC)—[Gospel Herald] Franklin Graham, evangelical pastor and president of international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse, said this week President Donald Trump's attempt to protect America from harm is "not a Bible issue." During an interview about Trump's executive orders issued on Friday to impose a four-month refugee freeze into the United States, Graham said there is a difference between showing love and putting lives at risk. (Photo: Franklin Graham/Fox News/via Gospel Herald)

"It's not a Biblical command for the country to let everyone in who wants to come," Graham said in an interview with the Huffington Post.

"We want to love people, we want to be kind to people, we want to be considerate, but we have a country, and a country should have order and there are laws that relate to immigration and I think we should follow those laws," he added. "Because of the dangers we see today in this world, we need to be very careful."

Graham said despite the length of the process for vetting refugees, experience has shown it needs to be better.

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