Paula White Faces Theological Backlash After Saying Jesus Never Broke the Law

By the Web Editors 7-11-2018
Children are escorted to the Cayuga Center, which provides foster care and other services to immigrant children separated from their families, in New York City, U.S., July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Paula White, Florida pastor and one of President Trump's spiritual advisors, defended her support for zero tolerance border control, stating that Jesus might have been a refugee but did not break any laws, according to The Christian Post.

After praising a child detention center in Virginia, White responded to immigration advocates, saying, "I think so many people have taken biblical scriptures out of context on this, to say stuff like, 'Well, Jesus was a refugee.' Yes, He did live in Egypt for three-and-a-half years. But it was not illegal. If He had broken the law then He would have been sinful and He would not have been our Messiah."

Faith leaders quickly rebuked White's statement on Twitter:

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