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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg faced a barrage of criticism on Christmas day, after he suggested that Jesus Christ came into the world as a refugee.

“Today I join millions around the world celebrate the arrival of the divine on earth, who came into this world, not in wealth but in poverty, not as citizens, but as a refugee,” he tweeted.

His tweet came just a few days after the 2020 presidential candidate, released his plan, calling to a significant increase in refugee admissions and recruitment is a entrance examination a minimum of 95,000.

Buttigieg policy paper reminded specifically of the Biblical language to support his vision for immigration. “I was a stranger and you welcomed me,” the paper, refers to a passage from the Gospels.

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But the conservatives had argued Buttigieg, the understanding of the Bible next to it.

“Joseph and Mary went to their ancestral home was in Bethlehem for the census, the” conservative commentator Matt Walsh tweeted.

“[I]n no sense did Jesus come into this world as a refugee.’ There is also no reason to believe that Joseph was particularly impoverished. So nothing of this tweet is correct,” he added.

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He argued that Jesus was a refugee when his family fled to Egypt, either, such as “Egypt became a Roman territory.”

Then-Pope Benedict XVI, even though, allegedly, claimed in 2012 that, because of Jesus’ parents took refuge in Egypt, the “Messiah, the son of God, was a refugee.”

NFL player Benjamin Watson also criticized the mayor’s tweet. “Jesus was a refugee was not born. You read the text,” Watson tweeted. “But, in fact, he is the man was born to become God, in humble surroundings, in fulfillment of the prophecy, on the mission to rescue humanity. Merry Christmas!”

Buttigieg campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. This was not the first time Buttigieg, a Bishop’s seat, to make, in view of the game room for the appeal to Christianity, a policy argument. He previously argued that the Republicans push bill were sacred to biblical values, while also “eat away from Hunger.”

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“I really believe there must be a settlement about this … for the party and the movement, known for hitting other people on the head with your faith or your interpretation of the faith,” said he before MSNBC. He also suggested religious Republicans contradict themselves when they defend the separation of the family at the border.

Conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey proposed Buttigieg is not worth debating.

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“If the person does not believe politicization of Christmas, is not the faith in Jesus necessary for salvation, if you will, the message of the gospel, your insistence should not be the view of the Bible as authoritative, if you articulate yourself, Jesus was a refugee, who tweeted the least of his worries& our,” you.

While Stuckey Buttigieg of name mention, your tweet came in the midst of the controversy surrounding the candidate tweet.

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