Church protests immigration policy, 'detains' religious figures
Jul 06 2018
An Indianapolis church detained the Holy family on its front lawn on Tuesday night to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy on immigration. "We've been working pastorally and also raising our voices on behalf of families who have come to our country seeking safety and seeking a future for their children".
The church, based in IN, said the scene was in response to the "humanitarian atrocities from our nation's "zero-tolerance" immigration policies" adopted at the United States border.
It was unclear how long the display would remain in place, but church officials suggested it could remain up as long as families continue to be detained. If at first, people are upset by it, that might just be God trying to move their hearts.
"According to the Golden Rule, we're supposed to love our neighbors as we love ourselves", he said. Curtis also noted that the biblical refugee family was seeking asylum in Egypt shortly after Jesus's birth. Having taken other progressive stands - they joined March For Our Lives, marry same-sex couples, work with immigrant advocates - and with many immigrants in their congregation, "This is an easy one for us", says Carlsen.
Trump's detention policy at the US-Mexico border has received backlash from leaders across the globe. Hundreds of thousands of people are likely to see the display Wednesday as they congregate downtown for the city's annual Independence Day fireworks show. "We want border security".