During a conversation about the Syrian refugee crisis on Tuesday's episode of ABC's "The View," co-host Whoopi Goldberg criticized Republican politicians' calls for a Christian-only Syrian refugee resettlement program and asserted that Christians can be dangerous because "Hitler was a Christian."
Goldberg, a 60-year-old actress and comedian, began the conversation by stating that Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have called for the United States to only accept Syrian Christian refugees into the country.
"Is this really going to help root out ISIS?" Goldberg asked.
Fellow co-host Joy Behar responded by arguing that calling for the U.S. to only accept Christian refugees is a very un-Christian thing to do.
"The irony of saying that only Christians could come is not very Christian to say that, is it?" Behar asked.
Co-host Candace Cameron Bure, a devout Christian, chimed in by saying that the candidates' dialogue about the U.S. only taking in Christian refugees "didn't appeal" to her.
"Because, you are actually a Christian," Golberg, an atheist, responded.
Bure agreed, saying that Christians are supposed to be compassionate and welcoming to society's most vulnerable.
"I am a Christian, and Christians are of compassion, and that is biblical — to help people, to help the poor, the orphans, the widows," Bure responded. "This country is historically known to bring in, open its arms to displaced people.
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