Trump's Spiritual Adviser: Jesus Was Not An “Illegal” Immigrant While In Egypt

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Pastor Paula White claims Jesus couldn't have been an illegal immigrant, because breaking laws is "sinful".

Numerous Christian leaders reproached President Donald Trump’s head spiritual adviser after she remarked that Jesus could not have been an illegal immigrant, otherwise he would have “broken the law” and “been sinful” – which means he would not have been our Messiah.”

Pastor Paula White was met with rebuke from the Christian community, both for the inaccuracy of her statements and their use in defending the Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from their parents at the border.

Via TPM:

In fact, Jesus was famously crucified specifically for breaking the law by claiming to be the son of God. Before that, he was persecuted by religious leaders and the Romans for violating laws like resting on the Sabbath.

Several Christian leaders weren’t having it with White’s take: