This is only sort of new. In the summer of 2018, big names like CNN were fascinated by an Indianapolis church’s nativity scene staged inside wire fencing to protest the detention centers at the southern border. It was kind of lazy, really, but it grabbed the media’s attention.
Admittedly, it’s nice that the media notices the work of churches every once in a while, and the New York Times, People, and others have been eager to cover a similar setup this year at Claremont United Methodist Church in California. Except this time the church went the extra mile and separated Jesus, Mary, and Joseph and put each into their own cage, complete with barbed wire at the top.
This is the Nativity display outside the Claremont United Methodist Church in California.
It's making some people very upset. And it should.
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) December 8, 2019