Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter says he chose the wrong word in his recent remarks acknowledging his preference that Christian refugees should be treated as a priority.
Otter, speaking at an Idaho Press Club event Tuesday, said he believes in religious preference, not religious discrimination. When pressed on the difference between the two, Otter said the United States has an obligation to protect groups being targeted for discrimination.
Otter has criticized the nation’s refugee program. However, he took one step further last week in an interview with Idaho Public Television while discussing President Donald Trump’s immigration ban that targeted seven predominantly Muslim nations. Otter said persecuted Christians should be treated as priority in the U.S. refugee program.
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