Spartanburg “Refugee” Resettlement Plan Exposed

“EVANGELICAL” RELOCATION A GOVERNMENT-SUBSIDIZED LIBERAL FRONT …  || By FITSNEWS ||  A dubious proposal to resettle dozens of immigrants in Spartanburg, S.C. (using hundreds of thousands of dollars in government funding) is drawing the ire of conservative activists – although “Republican” elected officials appear impervious to the criticism. Former Upstate congressional…


|| By FITSNEWS ||  A dubious proposal to resettle dozens of immigrants in Spartanburg, S.C. (using hundreds of thousands of dollars in government funding) is drawing the ire of conservative activists – although “Republican” elected officials appear impervious to the criticism.

Former Upstate congressional candidate Christina Jeffrey is working hard to change that, though.  And while she’s been a lightning rod in the past, we’re appreciative of her efforts – which appear to be having some success (at least with local lawmakers).

“Our officials don’t care what we think, they just want to pretend to care,” Jeffrey wrote in an email to her supporters, adding that the groups supporting the resettlement “will pull out if we make enough fuss.”

Leading the controversial resettlement effort?  An organization called World Relief – which has ingratiated itself with several local religious groups in an effort to facilitate the resettlements.  Among these local groups?  “Come Closer” – which will be managing the influx of immigrants from, among other places, Syria.  These refugees are said to be fleeing the rapidly expanding Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but do we know for a fact that’s true?

What if they’re these Syrians?  Or these?

Anyway … the impressionable God Squad in the Upstate seems more intent on lecturing us regarding our “Christian” obligations than on delving into the details of this proposed “resettlement.”  Whether we’re talking about the entities funding it – or the costs associated with it – no one is addressing those questions.

“We are called and mandated to care for the poor, the helpless, and the vulnerable,” the group says on its website.  “It is not someone else’s job. It is in great part the responsibility and the privilege of God’s people.”

Oh really?  Then why is World Relief – whose top executive makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year – receiving $38.8 million of its $56.8 million budget (roughly 68 percent, according to 2012 data) from taxpayer-funded grants?

Because that strikes us as government subsidization … not Christian charity.  That’s an affirmative obligation over which we have no choice – not a moral one.

“We feel like Spartanburg is a great place to live,” World Relief’s local leader Jason Lee recently told The (Spartanburg, S.C.) Herald Journal.

Does it?  Then why did “Come Closer” refer to Spartanburg as “home to what has been identified as the 5th most dangerous neighborhood in the United States” on its website?

“We have extremely high rates of unemployment, poverty, and domestic violence,” the group added. “Overall, we were recently listed as the 4th most ‘miserable’ city to live in our country. It does not take long to realize that we are a city in need of transformation.”

Sounds like these do-gooders are talking out of both sides of their mouths …

Jeffrey has specifically cited the public safety angle as well as the costs it could impose on local communities.

“Contractors are well paid by the State Department to settle refugees, but after six months the newcomers are often on their own,” Jeffrey wrote in a recent opinion-editorial published by The Herald Journal.  “If they settle here, the residents and taxpayers of Spartanburg County may be on their own to figure out how to help them, because by then World Relief may be taking care of a new crop of refugees.”

In an email to her supporters, Jeffrey further laid out her case.

“There is not a single place in the United States that has been able to limit the flow of refugees once a contractor like World Relief opens an office,” she wrote. “In other words, once the gate is opened, the flood will pour through and Spartanburg will never be the same. It is one thing to be an ‘International City.’ It is quite another thing to increase the population of a county with people from other cultures and backgrounds who have never lived in the West, are uneducated and lacking in employable skills, who do not speak English and who have children who do not speak English. Our ‘internationals’ are not going to take care of the refugees; our taxpayers will in a multiple of ways. They need to know what they are being signed up for.?”

Adding another layer of intrigue to the mix?  The ideological roots of those propping up these “evangelicals.”

Previous resettlement campaigns couched as “evangelical” efforts have in reality been front groups for liberal campaigns like the National Immigration Forum – a group that’s received funding from organizations affiliated with billionaire liberal financier George Soros.

In fact one of the groups receiving funding from Soros – the so-called “Evangelical Immigration Table” – has a South Carolina presence.

These groups are pumping millions of dollars into promoting these organizations so they can get tens of millions in government subsidies.  Nice racket, huh?

Obviously this wouldn’t be the first time groups affiliated with Soros have preyed on the vulnerability of intellectually incurious “conservatives” in the Palmetto State.  Just look at the campaign we exposed years ago to support U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham – who was the only “Republican” in the entire U.S. Congress to support a massive energy tax pushed by Soros and the far left.

The far left made sure they didn’t leave “Little Lindsey” hanging …

Remember that duplicity?  Here’s a refresher …

One lawmaker is responding to the concerns of the community – even though she’s been a consistent supporter of church missions and has participated in many such missions at the local, national and international level.

S.C. Rep. Donna Hicks says the program “looks like a great opportunity” to help others – but quickly added “we as a community need more time to vet this.”

“We need much more information on this proposal than we’re being provided – and it’s up to those of us whose constituents and communities will be impacted to insist on that information,” Hicks told FITS. “There are serious concerns that have not even remotely been addressed, and until they are addressed there is no way we should subject our communities to unnecessary risk or cost.”

S.C. Reps. Rita Allison and Eddie Tallon have also raised questions about the program and have contacted S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s office seeking information.

Good for them …

Faith-based compassion is a wonderful thing, but just as one’s religious beliefs shouldn’t be imposed on another without consent … neither should taxpayer obligations based on those beliefs.  Especially under such shady circumstances.


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Lateral April 1, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Is relocating these unfortunate people from a poor, war torn region full of religious fanatics to SC really a move up?

Will Folks aka Sic April 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm


CharlieChan April 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Can we relocate refugees from one side of Rosewood to the other?

The Colonel April 1, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Cayce to Columbia, they could build rafts and we could call them “wetbacks”…

Rakkasan April 2, 2015 at 6:02 am

And just yesterday you were touting your Command “bulletin board” anti-discrimination policy. I know, I know. You’re just joking, right? And some of your best friends are Hispanic?

The Colonel April 2, 2015 at 7:26 am

Sarcasm Rak, sarcasm

Rakkasan April 2, 2015 at 7:33 am

I think I hear pedals going backwards

The Colonel April 2, 2015 at 7:41 am

I was over at Brooklyn Cayce High School two weeks ago – I’m sure there are Hispanic students there but I don’t think I saw a single one and I talked to all of the seniors and most of the juniors. Where is this population of Hispanics you think I was referring to?

Rakkasan April 2, 2015 at 7:47 am

I didn’t think you would spell out the details of your backpedal. Wow.

The Colonel April 2, 2015 at 7:55 am


Rakkasan April 2, 2015 at 8:05 am


Same 'ol, same 'ol April 2, 2015 at 10:55 am

Just another old white bigot. Nothing new here.

Birthers For Cruz April 2, 2015 at 9:19 am

He’s also friends with lots of Blacks,Gays etc etc

Indeed,he has that ol Right Wing mantra down pat.

Soft Sigh from Hell April 1, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Consider it a cultural infusion to SC. When do we get to try a Syrian restaurant?

FastEddy23 April 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Gag … patooee

Buz Martin April 1, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Shishkabobed private parts of “blasphemers” a specialty.

one_big_dude April 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Hang on…doesn’t Rita Allison work with Karen Floyd in Spartanburg?? Uh oh….hang onto your wallets!!!!

The Colonel April 1, 2015 at 3:36 pm

World Relief is heavily funded by the, yes you guessed it, “US Gubamint” to the tune of $39 million – if that doesn’t concern you you’re not paying attention. For those of you keeping score, World Relief is an offshoot of the National Association of Evangelicals, an “anti-gay organization” full of devoutly religious Christians.

FastEddy23 April 1, 2015 at 8:03 pm

What a curious mix! Pedophiles driving World Relief refugee buses.

Buz Martin April 1, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Fed g is sponsoring anti-gay groups now, then? Talk about covering all the bases. You got it, we’ll fund it — with YOUR money!

Squishy123 April 1, 2015 at 4:21 pm

As if SC doesn’t already have enough welfare recipients, we’re now importing them.

Rakkasan April 2, 2015 at 7:25 am

You mean like Boeing and Nicky’s drug company buddies from FL?

Squishy123 April 3, 2015 at 1:24 pm

At least those people came here with skills and jobs lined up. These idiots likely can’t speak English, have never shit indoors, will do nothing but use resources and pay absolutely nothing back. Other parts of the country have done stupid shit like this and then wonder why 99% of those people are having gang problems with their kids. Pack them up, ship them back and tell them to stay the fuck out.

ELCID April 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm

This is a really, really, really, bad idea.

The Lutherans brought in a lot of Sudanese and other East Africans into South Carolina, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and etc. And, it has been a disaster.

The refugees turned on our American Citizens.
They have committed murders, robberies, and worse of all; left the country to fight for ISIS. They are a bunch of rotten characters that should never have been allowed into the USA. The entire lot should be deported along with the stupid Lutheran idiots who brought them here.

If they want to come here, then let them get in line with the rest of the world trying to immigrate to the USA.

This feel good crap should be stopped: immediately.

FastEddy23 April 1, 2015 at 8:07 pm

… And now come the teenaged, tattooed gangster wannabes from South of the border.

sparklecity April 1, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Ah,,,,, the statue of Gen. Daniel Morgan standing on his pedistal in downtown Sparklecity!!!!!
General Morgan’s statue has been moved so many damn times he needs to submit a military travel voucher!!!!!

shifty henry April 1, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Lil’ Benito announced this as one of his and his other cockroaches’ goals — he just didn’t explain it…..

BrigidBernadette April 1, 2015 at 6:36 pm

He’s been awfully quiet lately. Too quiet. That is cause for concern.

BrigidBernadette April 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Great research, this won’t be touched by establishment media in the midlands. That money, big money, and effort, if it is to be given to anybody, should be going to the citizens of Spartanburg, not the citizens of Syria. Add all of this together with the hundreds of millions given to the FSA due to John McCain’s insanity and Obama carrying on Bush’s foreign policy of middle east destabilization, in addition to the known unknown amount of moolah that passes through the CIA, along with the Pentagon’s ‘missing’ trillions. Imagine if even a tenth of a tenth of that were ‘invested’ in Spartanburg. Faith-based funding is a disaster, why was it not strictly limited? There are millions passing through these front groups to deal with the collapsed southern border. The Fed just keeps on printing 85 billion a month. I thought Haley said that SC wouldn’t be taking any Central American refugees, ha ha, so what about this?

The Colonel April 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm

She didn’t say anything about “central south west Asia”…

Mac April 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm

About 5 years ago I spent months studying this type of re-settlement. I was defending my hometown.

I was shocked to find out how much money was made by the organizations, venders, contractors, faith groups, etc.

It is financially driven, fueled by liberal groups and organizations, super charged by TAX policy and the US taxpayers and all clocked in the illusion of “faith.”

Spartanburg…run…and run quickly from this mess.

Janet April 2, 2015 at 6:15 am

West Columbia beat the Bantu back when the Lutherans wanted to settle them there. The folks in Spartanburg can beat this lousy idea.

Reese Bobby April 1, 2015 at 8:36 pm

Spartanburg reality: 23 percent poverty rate, declining middle class population in the city, significant crime issues, devepment controlled by a select few, leaders with no vision, high taxes. And the “liberal evangelical” (contradiction) types want to send refugees here? PSSH!

Scooter April 1, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Hell, no wonder. Nearly ever piece of downtown property that has been sold has been bought by Wofford, Converse, First Baptist or another church. This takes the property off the tax roles. Not a brain in the government.

Reese Bobby April 2, 2015 at 7:16 am

And Scooter, don’t forget the medical establishment that buys property and removes it from the tax rolls. Spartanburg Regional is a city unto itself. The city leadership particularly is inept because they let this happen and then foist another tax increase or fee on taxpayers to compensate.

sparklecity April 3, 2015 at 10:58 am

Don’t be so fast there ‘Scooter”:
Lots of nice real estate in downtown Spartanburg bought/owned by investors (especially around Morgan Square where the picture was taken = shit hot brand new buildings have gone up in the last 5-10 years) and as far as I know not a one of them is owned by Wofford, Converse or downtown churches.
Now to be accurate & fair balanced (unlike Fox News), the medical types have bought property and have renovated some old mills and such (to good use I might add) and the Catholic Church did buy up adjoining property adjacent to the existing church and have built a magnificent church but it is towards the eastern side of town right beside the First Baptist Church area. (the two churches have always shared a parking lot BTW).
Most would not consider those properties “ground zero” downtown Spartanburg either

Reese Bobby April 3, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Look around those buildings, new and not so new, and see the empty spaces, vacant lots and blighted structures. Every piece of real estate that sits unoccupied represents less tax revenue ( sales, business license, hospitality), and every parcel purchased by a not for profit represents diminished tax revenue. SRMC, Wofford, the churches, and others continue to screw the taxpayer with their acquisitions. The city, already revenue challenged, has to invent creative new revenue streams (refuse pickup fees, storm water fees, etc) to keep pace with the ever increasing costs of government.

Buz Martin April 1, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Is Sherry Few involved? She is an expert at sucking money from the fed g to fun fundie causes.

truthmonger April 1, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Years back, Columbia City Council brought in Bantu refugees from Africa. Ask them how much THAT cost, and how successful it has been. Crickets.

assimilate April 1, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Will we have foot washing basins at GSP Airport like those of Minnesota?

Dan Ruck April 2, 2015 at 8:32 am

No Syrians, but Italians and Greeks and Germans are OK, right? Just so long as the skin color is Christian white. Oh, wait….Syrians are Jesus-colored, aren’t they!

GrandTango April 2, 2015 at 12:48 pm

If you support all Americans – including Christians – right to freedom…make a donation to Memories Pizza at GoFundMe…

I did…

The Homosexual NAZI Lobby is threatening to burn it down…

Maurice April 2, 2015 at 1:02 pm

The only thing you know about NAZIs are the ones with the voices in your head. Please put your tin foil hat back on–please. Also, you’re a moral insult to the people who really DO know about Nazis, not Limbaugh or Beck Nazis, or the ones in your head. On the other hand, let’ roll with this…
You had better put up some serious concrete walls and put some (more) video cameras outside you house with 24/7 monitoring (better not go to sleep). Now that you have taken on the homosexual NAZIs, they’ll be coming to get you. I read that they have hit squads, but they bend you over before they kill you. And the worst of it is, when you don’t expect it–expect it.

GrandTango April 2, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Squeal PIG…Squeal…LMAO….

Maurice April 2, 2015 at 1:07 pm

From memories pizza web site:

Don’t discriminate.

(It’s not nice.)

Also, in all seriousness, it’s really dumb to not own a domain name for your business. Especially after you spew stupid shit on TV.

(And my web host started getting a lot of abuse reports, and I like them. So.)

GrandTango April 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Your business is HATE…do you own that domain name???…or are you DUMB…as in Dumb@$$…LMAO….

Maurice April 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Holy Pizza! They’ve collected over $165K already. Man, the discrimination business pays a WHOLE lot more than the pizza business. I’m sure they’re saying they would have made their bigotry known a lot sooner if they knew it paid so well. Who knew, except people in the religion industry of course?

GrandTango April 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm

The homosexuals are the HATEFUL Bigots…and the people are showing they SUPPORT freedom for ALL…not just leftwing special interests…

Did you give, or are you a BIGOT????

Batty Pock April 2, 2015 at 11:36 pm

where is Syria? Is that in louisiana? Or is mimississippi?

Will Darnit April 3, 2015 at 6:36 am


Wunie April 3, 2015 at 6:49 am

Hey Batty! Hey Willy!! Lets meet at the Juju for some coffee and put together a comittee of our friends to put together a comittee of their friends that will form a comittee of people that actually get things done to do what we tell them to do.

Batty Pock April 3, 2015 at 7:04 am

Willllyyyyyy!!!! Wwwuuunnnnnnniiiiieeeeeeeee!!!! I’m up for going down on some coff at the Juju!!!! Spartanburg is such a happening place!! There is always something happening!! Now we have a meeting about activity that is adding to the activity!

Will Darnit April 3, 2015 at 7:35 am

I can do the coff thing on the 4th Tuesday after the third Wednesday after I do the coff thing and tell everybody what to do at all my other coff thing meetings.

Virginia June 7, 2015 at 5:14 pm

S C residents, buy and read Ann Coulter’s new book Adios America–The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into A Third World Hellhole. This immigration is a money schandel for the non governmental organizations that pretend to be charities and churches to make millions of dollars dumping the immigrant populations into the U S and onto the taxpayer roles. They are paid by the head, the more they dump the more they make, but the U S taxpayer loses in every way. Each “refugee” instantly becomes eligible for SSI, Medicaid, food stamps, housing and every other welfare program. They must be provided education and ESL benefits, non will speak English. Long story short, the
democratic party gets new permanent voters and America gets destroyed with crime, proverty and immigrants who do not share our culture, language, religion, or love for America. Wake up Spartanburg citizens! Heip your Representatives including Tray Gowdy fight this George Soros funded and sponsored Refugee Resettlement “dump” of thousands onto your tax roles for life. If this is not stopped now, Spartanburg and S C will never recover from the damage this “dump” will cause. Read Ann Coulter’s book Adios America and read American Free Press’s cover page story for May 22, 2015. They tell the truth about what the U N sponsored “Refugee Resettlement Programs” are doing to the U S. This is the designed redistribution of wealth from America to third world nations and the loss of American freedom and fair elections. This is the fundamental transformation that Obama promised you. Call Representative Tray Gowdy. We must stop this destruction of our nation. Also Google Lewiston, Maine and read how Lewiston was bankrupted and forever changed. Lewiston was targeted because it paid the highest welfare benefits in the United States. This is pure evil we are fighting and we are fighting
for our survival as a free nation.


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