Church puts Holy Family in cage to protest 'zero tolerance'

06 July, 2018, 00:24 | Author: Carlos George
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A church in Indianapolis, Indiana, put figurines of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in "detention" to protest the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

"The campaign's icon of The Holy Family, held in detention, is now on the Cathedral's lawn facing Monument Circle". Lee Curtis of Christ Church Cathedral, a self-described "progressive" Episcopal church, tells the Indy Star.

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Fred Andrews, a sexton at Christ Church Cathedral, said that he hoped the demonstration would bring people to the polls in the next election.

A church in IN is making headlines after placing a statue of the baby Jesus with Joseph and Mary inside a chain-link cage to protest President Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy.

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In addition to the display, the church placed a banner on their grounds that reads #EveryFamilyisHoly and the equivalent in Spanish, #CadaFamiliaEsSagrada. The strong stance taken by the church shows their adamant opinion against the separation of families at the USA border. "This is a family that resonates with a lot of people".

The Rev. Stephen Carlsen, the church's dean and rector, said the news prompted the church to create a display showing a "detained" holy family.

"I think our faith tells us where we need to be". If at first, people are upset by it, that might just be God trying to move their hearts.

But thousands of children had been separated from their families by the time the president signed the order and many lawmakers have pressed the president's administration on how parents and children will be reunited.

"We must not be divided by race, language or culture, but reach out to care for our neighbors - because every family is sacred", Carlsen said. He said he has never done anything like this before, but felt the display was important to make.



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