But the political issues, [refugees Anwar and Daleen] said they knew only from television. Their closest interactions with Americans have been largely with the members of Johnson Ferry Church, like Mr. Stocks. It was members of the church… who outfitted their tiny apartment and showed them how to navigate America’s cavernous grocery stores. They also steered Anwar through the health care system as he prepares for heart surgery.
Excellent case study of people disadvantaging themselves for the advantage of others, especially those who might be perceived as political “untouchables.”
The title the NYT gave to article — “Evangelicals Ignore G.O.P. by Embracing Syrian Refugees” — betrays the mistaken view that church ministries should somehow be beholden to a particular political platform.