(CNS News) -- President Barack Obama said in a primetime address to the nation last night that he will travel to Las Vegas today and meet with an illegal alien whom he intends, unilaterally, to allow to stay in the United States in violation of the nation's immigration laws.
In explaining why he thinks this is the right thing to do, Obama cited an unspecified passage of "Scripture."
Obama said, "Are we a nation that kicks out a striving, hopeful immigrant like Astrid, or are we a nation that finds a way to welcome her in?" said Obama. "Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger--we were strangers once, too."
Both times that Obama was sworn in as president of the United States, he took an oath to faithfully execute the laws of the nation.
Exodus 23:9 says, "Also, thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for you know the heart of a stranger, seeing you were strangers in the land of Egypt."
Maybe Obama hasn't seen the other verses, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told Sean Hannity Thursday night: "You must not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked to be a malicious witness. You must not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. Do not testify in a lawsuit and go along with a crowd to pervert justice. Do not show favoritism to a poor person in his lawsuit," Gohmert translated.
Here are the verses that come before the "heart of a stranger" passage in the Standard King James Version:
1 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
3 Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.
5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
6 Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.