Mike Gallagher

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard about a church leader standing up for the criminals who break our immigration laws. Frankly, a number of ministers, priests and rabbis seem to believe that it’s a noble and honorable thing to do.

And I’ve often wondered how these men and women of the cloth can sleep at night.

I’m no religious scholar or anything. I try to attend church every Sunday and pray as often as possible. I don’t claim to be as devout as I should be or have some kind of notable expertise on Scriptural matters.

But it seems to me that church is nothing if not steeped in a foundation of morality. Every Sunday school class I’ve ever attended, every sermon I’ve ever heard, every Bible verse I’ve ever studied, always centers around the moral righteousness that God expects us to embrace. It seems pretty simple, actually: we are expected to do the right thing.

Clearly, obeying man’s law is a big part of that process. People who break the law and defy the authorities in order to achieve their own selfish goals are hardly morally righteous. It’s not likely that any pastor would counsel anyone to flaunt city, state or federal laws.

So how in God’s name can a church leader possibly defend illegal immigrants? Furthermore, what wack job of a minister would literally give one of them sanctuary?

I tried to ask this Chicago minister how he could possibly be expected to lead a church congregation with lessons of morality and righteousness when he is obviously so blind to the immorality of illegal immigration. Naturally, he sidestepped the question and gave some mini-speech about the glories of hard-working “undocumented” immigrants.

Any member of a church whose leader advocates for illegals should ask the same thing. Because there is nothing moral about defending criminals.

Of all people, pastors and priests should know that better than anyone.

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.