Nowra City Church Preaches Against Asylum Seekers

Some facts for the influential preacher Peter Pilt to consider:

* 43.7 million forcibly displaced people worldwide at the end of 2010;

* Seeking asylum in another country is not illegal;

* Howard’s Pacific Solution didn’t ‘stop the boats’ as the figures do not represent the amount of boats that were either turned back around and sent to Indonesia or sank;

* Peter Pilt has not considered the legality of seeking asylum, or the actual statistics based on what is referred to as the worldwide ‘push factor’.

If you’re given a highly influential position as some kind of minister or preacher in a church, the very least you can do is to get your fucking facts right and avoid pushing scare campaigns on social media.