This representation causes controversy, at the entrance of the Methodist church in this area of ​​the Los Angeles area

Birth in Claremont shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages

The figures of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, placed in separate cages at birth that caused controversy.

Karen Clark Ristine.

A church in Claremont unveiled this weekend a birth that represents Jesus, Mary and Joseph as cage refugees, remembering a scene Similary which have suffered thousands of people who seek refuge in the United States. The birth, with life-size figures and placed outside the temple on the occasion of the season of Christmas, has raised controversy as an image that criticize immigration policies of the government of Donald Trump.

“At a time in our country when refugee families seek asylum at our borders and their members are separated against his will, we consider the best known refugee family in the world, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the sacred Family". So commented Karen Clark Ristine, leader of the Claremont United Methodist Church.

"What would happen If this family seeks refuge in our country today?“, Added the leader, remembering that, according to the history of the Christian tradition, the Holy Family had to leave their homeland fearing persecution and death. “Imagine Joseph and Mary separated at the border and Jesus less than two years old, separated from their mother and placed behind bars in a detention center how have you been 5,500 children last three years".

Finally, he clarified that inside the temple, the family is reunited in a much more traditional birth.


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