Jesus in a cage: California church uses Nativity scene to attack U.S. border security

This is why mainstream religion has tanked.  Attendance is down, giving is down and folks are either moving away from religion or toward evangelicalism.  This Methodist Church has put Jes, Mary and the Christ child in separate cages as a tribute to the birth of Christ.  If an atheist did this, there would be an out roar.  Yet, the official Methodist Church has said nothing.  Its’ silence shows its support of using Christmas to make severe political state

“In a statement accompanying the photos on her Facebook page, the Rev. Karen Clark Ristine called the three “the most well-known refugee family in the world.”

“What if this family sought refuge in our country today?” she wrote. “Imagine Joseph and Mary separated at the border and Jesus no older than two taken from his mother and placed behind the fences of a Border Patrol detention center.”

A separate Nativity scene inside the church has Jesus, Mary and Joseph reunited.

“In the Claremont United Methodist Church nativity scene this Christmas, the Holy Family takes the place of the thousands of nameless families separated at our borders,” Ms. Ristine said.

I am not a Christian—but I am embarrassed and horrified by his abuse of Christ by a Minister.  If this is what a church believes, it is not a place for believers—it is a place for Democrats to promote ideology, not theology.

Jesus in a cage: California church uses Nativity scene to attack U.S. border security

By Victor Morton – The Washington Time, 12/8/19 

A Southern California church is using its Nativity scene to attack U.S. border security measures.

The senior minister at Claremont United Methodist Church posted photos of her church’s Christmas-season display, showing Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus in three separate cages each topped with barbed wire.

In a statement accompanying the photos on her Facebook page, the Rev. Karen Clark Ristine called the three “the most well-known refugee family in the world.”

“What if this family sought refuge in our country today?” she wrote. “Imagine Joseph and Mary separated at the border and Jesus no older than two taken from his mother and placed behind the fences of a Border Patrol detention center.”

A separate Nativity scene inside the church has Jesus, Mary and Joseph reunited.

“In the Claremont United Methodist Church nativity scene this Christmas, the Holy Family takes the place of the thousands of nameless families separated at our borders,” Ms. Ristine said.

The display was occasioned, she said, because this is “a time in our country when refugee families seek asylum at our borders, and are unwillingly separated from one another.”

According to U.S. immigration officials, because of incentives in U.S. laws and court decisions, many of the Central American families claiming asylum at the border after traversing through Mexico over the past two years are not families at all. Rather, immigrant smugglers tell them to pose as one to ensure a quick release into the U.S., where they can disappear into the larger illegal-immigrant population.

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Comments

  1. The excuse is that Mary and Joseph were fleeing an oppressive King.

    The fact is they were obeying the law for census taking.

    The Pastor of this church needs to re-read the Bible.

    Another shot at Trump with questionable at best justification.

    Oh, and this is another nail in the coffin of the Methodist Church … which I will no long attend because of their radical moves in the past decade.

  2. Barry Johnson says

    What happened to separation of Church N State??

  3. Unfortunately they say nothing regarding the families that have been torn apart by the loss of a loved one at the hands of an illegal alien. They will forever suffer permanent separation from their loved ones.

  4. Steven Davis says

    Let’s here it for Claremont got placed on the map of current events. But hey, I may live here, along with 35,000 others, but we’re not with stupid, whose display on Foothill Boulevard is a public embarrassment.

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