Is it just us, or is it not that often that CNN pays attention to what’s going on in America’s churches? The network is making an exception Tuesday to feature a church in Indianapolis that has put the baby Jesus in a cage to protest President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border.
Besides, you’ve got the Nativity scene in storage from Christmas … might as well drag it out in the summer and get some use out of it.
A church in Indianapolis has put up a display that shows the statues of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in a cage to protest the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy https://t.co/h7yxGVcjEt pic.twitter.com/ZaTIUHx74n
— CNN (@CNN) July 3, 2018
CNN was certainly impressed, putting two reporters on the story:
The nativity statues at the Christ Church Cathedral are enclosed in a chain link fence lined with barbed wire. It’s meant to resemble an immigration detention center, the church said.
The White House’s “zero-tolerance” prosecution policy has resulted in the detention of families caught crossing illegally at the border.
Members of the church say the journeys of immigrant families are similar to that of the Holy Family.
The Bible says that Mary, Joseph and Jesus were homeless and fled to Egypt. When they needed a place to stay, they were welcomed, said the church’s dean and rector, Steve Carlsen.
“That family is every family who are seeking safety for their children,” he told CNN.
We have to wonder … was the Holy Family seeking asylum and crossed over at a port of entry into Indianapolis, or did they pay someone to smuggle them across the border from Kentucky?
Considering how many progressives feel about religion — just look at how they’re treating the “very Catholic” possible Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett — maybe the fence is to keep them out.
My first thought was that the fence was to protect the statues from progressive protestors.
— Andrea E (@AAC0519) July 3, 2018
They did that so the Liberals wouldn't destroy the statutes.
— Mike L. (@Jd2305Mike) July 3, 2018
I would just assume they are trying to protect them from getting stolen.
— Michael Waters (@_MyFathersSon_) July 3, 2018
Are you sure it's not because of vandalism by liberals and progressives ??
— jay ballance (@tennisjay43) July 3, 2018
Considering the violence and damage the left does, I would lock up everything too.. Maybe electrify the fence ?
— ᴊᴏᴇ ᴅpTro (@Joe_DPtro) July 3, 2018
And besides, wasn’t the point that Trump was separating families — directing ICE agents to literally rip nursing babies from their mothers’ breasts?
The point would have been better made by putting the baby in a separate cage on the other side of the church.
— Stéphane Lacoste (@stflacoste) July 3, 2018
He’s not wrong.
Shouldn’t baby Jesus be in his own separate cage?
— mary mckenna (@mmckennakc) July 3, 2018
Wait, why is the baby in it’s mother’s hands? This is not a fair representation, they shoukd have put Baby Jesus in a separate cage on the other side of town.
— Maria PI (@mpinline1) July 3, 2018
Borrowed the idea from obummer, I see. pic.twitter.com/fEAhFmLzX2
— JM (@Just_Mudge) July 3, 2018
Obama separated families and had kids in cages. These people could not have cared less.
— Elux Troxl (@EluxTroxl) July 3, 2018
If they want to be accurate, they should have the baby in a cage in another state and forget which one.
— sberfield (@sberfield) July 3, 2018
If they really wanted to be accurate …
This is dumb and not news worthy. For those who don't know, Mary and Joseph were both legal taxpaying citizens of the Roman empire who traveled from one Roman state to a different Roman state. It's like they had crossed from Louisiana to Texas.
— Gobnick (@gobnick) July 3, 2018
Not the same. They will try anything
— Cynthia k anderson (@Cynthiakanders2) July 3, 2018
The context is flawed but most peeps seem unaware of the differences.
— M Pohl (@Maelvampyre) July 3, 2018
wow can't even compare the 2
— @MrKleptonic (@MrKleptonic) July 3, 2018
— Champ (@_Champ223) July 3, 2018
That is the dumbest thing I’ve seen all day.
— Georgia Girl (@09GeorgiaGirl) July 3, 2018
— Tariq Nasheed jr ? (@TariqqnasheedJr) July 3, 2018
Virtue signaling is all the rage
Ever wonder why no one goes to church anymore
— HeAteGertrude (@CountSaknussemm) July 3, 2018
cnn and religion ?
— john washburn (@johnwas70733910) July 3, 2018
Best question of the day:
Did they call you for a photo op? Or did you guys ask them to set this up for a photo op?
— Rebel Alliance (@TheRebelUSA) July 3, 2018
— El Deplorable (@steven55112078) July 3, 2018
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Looks like NBC News has picked up the story as well — if only the March for Life could get this much coverage.
Indianapolis church "detains" Jesus, Mary and Joseph in a cage in protest over Trump admin.'s zero-tolerance immigration policy. https://t.co/2iJ6q826XZ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 3, 2018
Hot new DACA take: Baby Jesus was the original DREAMer, you guys https://t.co/f9Y2uAFsHF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 11, 2018