TRIPLE AMPUTEE VET LOVES MAGA, STARTS GOFUNDME PAGE FOR TRUMP WALL
Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. He’s that son of God guy who epitomized sacrifice and promoted humility and generosity to all. But most especially to those with the least. Many of the people who love the idea of the racist Trump Wall identify as Christian. But somehow the gospels never seem to overcome their xenophobia and/or racism. Sure, this is nothing new. But the fact that an American hero who gave and lost so much supports it is appalling. A triple amputee vet started a GoFundMe page in support of the Trump Wall.
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MOST SEVERELY INJURED AIRMAN IN US HISTORY USES PLATFORM TO CLOSE BORDER
His name is Brian Kolfage and he is an Air Force veteran who lost two legs and an arm while serving in Iraq in 2004. No other airman in US history has been so severely injured and survived. Kolfage has spent several years working as a motivational speaker. But he’s a long-time Trump supporter. So he started a GoFundMe page, “We The People Will Fund The Wall.” He hopes his personal platform will help it raise $1 billion. So far, people donated $5 million. As someone who did more than read the gospels, I find that appalling. But sure, it is only .05% of the total. Yet it is still appalling. More than 78,000 people donated so far.
FOR SOME, THE GOSPELS ARE JUST WORDS, EVEN AS CHRISTMAS APPROACHES FAST
Kolfage believes in Trump and the whole MAGA message. But especially the wall. So this American who lost so much said, “As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today. Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of the United States taxpayers with no means of ever contributing to our society.” Reading that just takes some of the wind out of my Christmas sails. He has every right to his opinion. And he has every right to express it. But I have every right to completely disagree as an American citizen and as a Christian.