Bishop Ough on Refugees and Immigrants

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, has issued a statement addressing the recent executive order on refugees and immigrants. He was blunt:

The biblical witness is clear and unambiguous.
Walls are unbiblical. Hospitality is biblical.
Denying one’s neighbor is unbiblical. Welcoming the stranger is biblical.

He’s correct. We may not want to hear it, but God has been quite clear. To give just one example, Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me” (Matthew 10:40).

You can read the whole statement here: