Church Nativity Shows Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Separated By Cages

A California church is using the Christmas season, a time we remember and celebrate Christ’s birth, to make political statements. Claremont United Methodist Church has set up a nativity scene depicting Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus separated by cages.

The church hopes the nativity will show people “How they may have been treated if captured at the US-Mexico border.”

The church’s senior minister Karen Clark Ristine asked on Facebook: “What would happen if the family sought refuge in America today?”

Ristine wrote about Mary and Joseph fleeing Israel for Egypt after Jesus’ birth and added:

“In a time in our country when refugee families seek asylum at our borders and are unwillingly separated from one another, we consider the most well-known refugee family in the world. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the Holy Family.”

“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 as more than 5,500 children have been the past three years.”

The church shows figurines of the family separated by cages on the church’s front lawn, inside the building the family is reunited.

Image result for illegal immigrant nativity scene

To read more about Christmas nativity scenes, click here.



A CALL TO ACTION

Bringing you discernment news and commentary from a biblical, polemical perspective means it is tough out there on social media. We’re constantly getting kneecapped and constrained by tech companies who find our fidelity to the scripture and pursuit of truth to be intolerable, resulting in our reach being severely throttled.

For this reason, we ask you please consider supporting us a few different ways. The first, by liking and following our new Facebook page, our home where we share new posts and interact with our members. The second, by following and retweeting our Twitter page. The third, by signing up for our newsletter below.

And last, through direct support. You can catch our free weekly episodes of the Polemics Report by subscribing at BTWN. If you like what you hear and desire to to hear more, you can get the VIP full-length version for only $5.95 per month on Patreon. Also, you get other freebies for additional monthly pledges.

Subscribe to us on Patreon here and support our ministry.

God bless!


***
Stay informed. Subscribe Today.

When you subscribe, please add newsletter@pulpitandpen.org to your contacts to ensure that your newsletter doesn’t go into your spam folder.

Enter your email address below…



Contact Us Donate

Facebook Comments