A United Methodist Church in Southern California is displaying a nativity scene that portrays Jesus, Mary and Joseph as an immigrant family separated at the U.S-Mexico border. The figures are in three chain-link cages topped with barbed wire, reminiscent of the plight of thousands of Central American families brutalized under Trump’s “zero-tolerance” illegal immigration policy. The Holy Family is then reunited in a separate nativity scene inside the church.
From NBC News:
In a statement posted by the minister, Karen Clark Ristine, the church said that after fleeing a tyrant king, Jesus, Mary and Joseph became “the most well-known refugee family in the world.”
“What if this family sought refuge in our country today?” the church said. “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.”
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