President Trump’s travel ban may not have passed an appeals court, but a church group in North Carolina isn’t mincing words about why it’s needed.
The North Carolina Pastors’ Network put up a billboard along an Interstate which says:
“Why support President Trump’s immigration ban? 19 Muslim immigrants killed 2977 Americans. September 11, 2001.”
It blares its message loud and clear for residents of Claremont and Catawba, through which the interstate runs. Dave Kistler, who heads the group,told CNN the billboard isn’t meant to incite religious animus saying:
“This isn’t about hate. The issue we’re trying to make is the problem with Islam and its ideology.”
Kitlas says he has Muslim friends but most of them have converted to Christianity. He says he’s not worried about what they think saying:
“I’m not worried about offending them. I don’t hate them. This is not a slight against any individual.”