Jewish woman and Baptist minister unite to protect immigrant family from ICE
By Gabe Ortiz
By Gabe Ortiz
"Since the 2016 presidential election, the sanctuary movement has seen a resurgence. More than 800 congregations pledged to protect immigrants and “more than 2,000 congregations have trained in rapid response across the country, most of them in California,” according to CNN. “The network of safe houses has dozens of undocumented immigrant families who are hiding from ICE at any given time. The goal, says Hoover, is merely to keep families together.” There is very real fear of the government’s reprisal, the reverend says, but it won’t stop him. "We are asked to love our neighbors as ourselves. Ripping children away from their parents under the pretense of community safety when these are our neighbors and churchgoers? No.”
====================================================God is surely smiling down on those two fine people and many others who are doing the work that He said should be done on Earth to help one's fellow man. Would Jesus Turn Them Away? It is often those who purport to espouse religious teachings that appear to be almost totally devoid of them and do not actually follow them. If they did they would find a way to help those who seek help in a sanctuary in our country rather than go against them and try to castigate them by sending them back to a country they may not know and are in danger of being hurt in or worse.
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