To be sure, the comparison makes sense because Mary was, in many ways, a refugee. She needed a place to give birth to Jesus, but she was in a foreign land, and no one wanted to help. Eventually, as the story goes, someone gave them shelter in a manger.
That backdrop is lost on the folks at FaithWire. It also piqued the attention of FOX News darling Tomi Lahren, who claimed it was an example of “When Libs try to use the Bible to justify illegal immigration.”