U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children

Michael Paulson, New York Times, July 24, 2014

After protesters shouting “Go Home” turned back busloads of immigrant mothers and children in Murrieta, Calif., a furious Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, sat down at his notepad and drafted a blog post detailing his shame at the episode, writing, “It was un-American; it was un-biblical; it was inhumane.”

When the governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, said he did not want the migrants in his state, declaring, “We can’t accept every child in the world who has problems,” clergy in Des Moines held a prayer vigil at a United Methodist Church to demonstrate their desire to make room for the refugees.

America’s response to the arrival of tens of thousands of migrant children, many of them fleeing violence and exploitation in Central America, has been symbolized by an angry pushback from citizens and local officials who have channeled their outrage over illegal immigration into opposition to proposed shelter sites. But around the nation an array of religious leaders are trying to mobilize support for the children, saying the nation can and should welcome them.

“We’re talking about whether we’re going to stand at the border and tell children who are fleeing a burning building to go back inside,” said Rabbi Asher Knight, of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, who said leaders of more than 100 faith organizations in his city met last week to discuss how to help. {snip}

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The backlash to the backlash is broad–from Unitarian Universalists and Quakers to evangelical Protestants. Among the most agitated are Catholic bishops, who have long allied with Republican politicians against abortion and same-sex marriage, and leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, whose adherents tend to lean right.

“This is a crisis, and not simply a political crisis, but a moral one,” said Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. On Tuesday, Mr. Moore led a delegation of Southern Baptist officials to visit refugee children at detention centers in San Antonio and McAllen, Tex. In an interview after the visit, Mr. Moore said that “the anger directed toward vulnerable children is deplorable and disgusting” and added, “The first thing is to make sure we understand these are not issues, these are persons–these children are made in the image of God, and we ought to respond to them with compassion, not with fear.”

Also on Tuesday, a coalition of evangelical organizations sent a letter to members of Congress, opposing proposals for expedited deportation of the migrants. A similar letter is being prepared by a wide range of mainline denominations, including the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. The Catholic Church also opposes any effort to make it easier to deport children; last week, the archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis E. George, said he had offered facilities in his diocese to house some of the children, and on Monday, bishops in Dallas and Fort Worth called for lawyers to volunteer to represent the children at immigration proceedings.

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Various religious groups are trying to assist the migrants directly–by offering food, shelter, and legal services. The Episcopal Church is providing hygeine and nutrition packets; the United Methodist Church is offering showers and clothing; the United Church of Christ has started a nationwide fund-raising appeal. Catholic Charities USA has opened seven “welcome centers” along the border.

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Attitudes among evangelicals are changing, particularly at the leadership level, according to the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

“I remember when my fellow evangelicals said deport them all, they’re here illegally, end of story, but the leadership now supports immigration reform,” Mr. Rodriguez said. “There’s still angst in the pews, but if they listen more to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John than to Rush Limbaugh, they’ll act with compassion towards these children.”

The Rev. Larry Snyder, the president of Catholic Charities USA, said the charitable work has not been welcomed in every community.

“Some city authorities are intimidated by the hate talk that you hear, and I even talk to some pastors who say they have to be careful because their parishioners aren’t behind us,” Father Snyder said. “If Jesus said anything, it was that your neighbor is everyone. I wish people would embrace that a little more than they do.”

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Some political leaders have cited religious or moral arguments in offering support for the migrants. Last Friday, Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts tearfully cited the Bible and declared, “I don’t know what good there is in faith if we can’t, and won’t, turn to it in moments of human need,” as he suggested that migrant children could be temporarily housed at military bases in his state. And on Monday, briefing reporters in Rome after meeting with a top Vatican official, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York praised Pope Francis’s support for the migrant children, and said, “I emphasize that New York City agrees with the position of the Holy See, that we have to embrace all immigrants.”

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  • MekongDelta69

    When I was growing up, religious institutions were one of the groups who used to be ‘conservative.’

    Now? Forget it. They’re just as leftist as the media, academia, judiciary, entertainment, sports, etc., etc.

    • Publius Pompilius Quitus

      It shouldn’t be particularly surprising that churches are blabbering about immigration; lest we forget that churches are businesses, so they must be liked by the establishment. If publishing hyperbolic nonsense (a la Dolan) gets them that approval, then they’ll do that. Furthermore, since Westerners are increasingly atheistic, it is in their best interest to replace us with illiterate foreigners who’ve not likely read “The Descent of Man.” In the end, whether God exists or not, churches are only amoral businesses that are out for their own interests.

    • Luke N

      Now all the religious groups are fighting for more converts to donate more money. The Mormons are actively recruiting negros from the ghetto, in hopes of getting some of the welfare money. Catholics just want more Hispanics. They are just like the politicians. No one cares about whites anymore.

      • Ella

        Society treats whites like we have already died off, and everything of value is up for grabs. The government knows that retired older whites will cost them dearly in healthcare and pension funds.

        • Sick of it

          Probably because we haven’t done anything to the savages who are setting us up for extinction.

    • The All Seeing Bry

      A lot on nondenominational churches are still good.

      • Long Live Dixie

        Don’t the non-denominational churches tend towards fundamentalism?

        • The All Seeing Bry

          Depends on the church. Many non-denominational churches are not part of a large coalition. Many just have 5-10 churches in their “family”. So it really varies.

          As a general statement though, I wouldn’t deny what you have proclaimed.

        • Alexandra1973

          What’s wrong with fundamentalism? All that means is that you believe what the Bible says.

          I am a fundamentalist.

          • Long Live Dixie

            More power to you, but it’s not for me. I think the High Church tradition best reflects original Christianity.

          • The All Seeing Bry

            Fair enough. I have strayed from the catholic church myself for many reasons. The main one being “my way or the highway attitude” of the CC. The non-denom that I go to is very individualistic. Almost to the point of eliminating themselves (Although they are doing very well). They preach you don’t need OUR church to gain a strong loving relationship with God, that’s between you and God. Whereas the CC preaches you must come to church every Sunday and worship, for the CC is the only “real” church.

            The bible describes a church as a group of people joining together to worship and praise God. My non-denom does just that. I get no satisfaction out of the old grown-pointless traditions of the CC. They mean very little to me, I’d rather be taking the time to learn more about the bible.

            Just my opinion.

          • The All Seeing Bry

            As am I

      • White Knight

        Plenty of non-denominational churches pander toward minorities and mexicans, the one my family used to go to now has Spanish classes and takes trips to the ghetto.

        The old private school i went to would take trips to haiti and the holocaust museum….

        I cannot support this nonsense.

    • willbest

      That is what happens when you move women into administrative positions.

    • Katherine McChesney

      My church is a true conservative church. No political correctness at all. And it’s glaringly White.

      • Long Live Dixie

        I’m just curious, what’s your denomination?

        • Katherine McChesney

          Presbyterian Church in America, not to be confused with the Presbyterian Church USA. The latter is disgustingly liberal.

      • Bossman

        I wish you and your church the best of luck. Continue to enjoy good fellowship.

      • LACountyRedneck

        Same here. White, Conservative, and against illegal immigration. What should we expect from an N.Y. Times article and who owns that paper?

        • HE2

          I am well pleased with the Buddha’s teachings on self defense as quoted in the following:
          “In fact, the importance of upholding one’s personal well being is so great that the Buddha emphasized “one must not give up one’s own welfare for the sake of other people’s welfare, however great.”
          I absolutely agree. Though raised a Christian, defected as soon as away from home and able to think rationally and critically on the matter.

          • Sick of it

            “Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.”

            That’s why I never took Eastern religions seriously.

        • bilderbuster

          The same tribe who murdered God’s son and 2000 years later would be happy to do it again.

      • Alexandra1973

        Mine’s an independent fundamental Baptist. And glaringly White as well. 🙂

  • “Cardinal Timothy Dolan”

    A native St. Louisan. Shame on us.

    • Publius Pompilius Quitus

      Thomas Jefferson on churches: “[T]he purest system of morals… has been adulterated and sophisticated by artificial constructions to filch wealth and power.” [January 19, 1810; a letter to Samuel Monticello]

    • Erasmus

      Dolan should stick to wearing silk dresses and diddling altar boys. He has a lot of gall imposing on Americans demands, he and his fellow bishops should be making to the governments of Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.

      But, let Dolan and the rest yammer. They’re only losing credibility.

  • JohnEngelman

    I do not feel hostility for these children. Nevertheless, we do not have use for them; we do not have room for them; it is not our fault that their societies have failed. They are likely to bring with them the social dysfunction they are escaping from. Some races do not respond as well as do others to the requirements of civilization.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Also, by not deporting these “children” (many of whom are over age 18) it only encourages more illegals to supposedly “risk their lives” crossing the border.

    • Bossman

      That is so hopelessly naive of you to say that. Small children are very impressionable and malleable and can be raised to be good solid American citizens.

      • JohnEngelman

        * sarcasm on *

        I guess that is why black babies turn out so well.

        * sarcasm off *

        • Bossman

          Mainstream white American culture is still very hostile to Blacks.

          • Huh? Quite the contrary! Mainstream white American culture tries to emulate black culture. There’s a virtual negro-worshipping culture in full-force within the U.S. There’s a whole lot of foolish whites who adore blacks and their low-life ghetto culture.

          • Erasmus

            The American worship of Martin the magic negro has been an invitation to embrace mediocrity and a cultural barbarism that is destroying this country.

          • Long Live Dixie

            Can you name even one example?

          • Oil Can Harry

            Bossman, there are blacks in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America.

            In every country with a black population they have the lowest IQ/test scores and the highest crime rates.

            Is that all the fault of other races? Are blacks responsible for any of their problems?

          • Diversity Fatigue

            Blacks rape, rob, and murder whites at mind-boggling rates which the media keeps a lid on as much as possible. google “black racism and race hatred” for a website cataloging the daily murders of whites at the hands of blacks. Be sure to look at all the photos. Let them sear into what is left of your brain.

          • Wholly Unconvinced

            Not nearly hostile enough.

        • Garrett Brown

          Bossman and Engleman arguing, that’s pretty hilarious.

          • Wholly Unconvinced

            It’s kind of fun though, right? Like watching a coin flipping through the air waiting to see if it lands brown or yellow side up.

            Although I’d have to vote for Engelman, if we were taking bets. As much as I dislike and disagree with him, Brownman is quite obviously less intelligent/eloquent than Engelman, so he’s at an inherent disadvantage.

          • Garrett Brown

            Engleman has autism, Bosskid is just a good troll. I dislike both.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            They’re both automatons.

          • Wholly Unconvinced

            Just to be 100% clear, I agree completely. (I honestly almost feel bad for Engelman though, I have this vision in my mind of this sickly, wheezing 90lb weakling in a dimly lit attic apartment somewhere in NY, clicking away at his keyboard fighting the good fight for Jews and Asians everywhere, taking a break only occasionally to eat some saltines and cough bloody sputum into a hardened rag which is crumpled on his cobbled together desk.) I could go into more detail on that, but he really just seems like a sad, scared little man. I wrote a rather cruel breakdown a couple… weeks ago? I think?

            But I feel like… Frodo towards gollum almost. He’s sickly, broken, deranged and cowardly, and at the same time, dangerous. Yet I think maybe there used to be a white man there, God knows how many years ago, before he was beaten down by whatever beat him down. Maybe just being overly optimistic, but deep down I kinda hope he might drop his China/Jew tinted glasses, before it’s too late. (For what? I don’t know)

            Again I digress, I dislike… no, despise them both.

          • Garrett Brown

            No words can express how amazing this comment is. Oh to have the power of giving a thousand up votes. I would bestow it upon thee my good sir.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Possibly Bernie Goetz or David Berkowitz?

          • Wholly Unconvinced

            Hahaha that’s crazy, but Goetz kinda fits, even the appearance, tiny nervous and disheveled even before the aftermath of shooting those thugs… feelings of self guilt, failure for not killing them instead of merely crippling them, and financial ruin from the insane settlement against him leading to the attic fortress of solitude and retreat from the world… but the love for Asians… maybe his landlord is an Asian lady, who, seeing this pitiful ruin of a man, has always been kind to him, and he’s grown a psychotic affection for her, and by extension all Asians as a result.

            I mean wow, it really all kinda fits… is Bernie still alive? Time to do some Googling.

          • JohnEngelman

            Pay attention. You might learn something.

          • Garrett Brown

            Like giving lectures on Celtic culture, right? Peeeeeeehehehehe

          • LACountyRedneck

            Like finding out who our traitors are.

          • JohnEngelman

            How can I be your traitor when I was never on your side?

        • Wholly Unconvinced

          Holy cow Mr. Engelman, not that my kudos mean anything to you, but this is probably your best post of all time. Upvote for you!

      • Alexandra1973

        I really wonder if the mods keep you around so you can be a shining example of someone who just doesn’t get it.

    • Erasmus

      It is not hostility toward anyone that makes me demand we secure our borders and not reward law-breakers with anything but deportation, but love for my family, friends and community that does.

      I have a duty to my children, my grandchildren and my fellow Americans to bequeath to them a country in as reasonably good a shape, (if not better), than when I was born into it, and doing that means I’m going to fight tooth and nail to make sure soft-headed clergymen and leftist sob-sisters don’t flood it with illegal aliens.

      What I do feel hostility toward clergymen and American “leaders” who giddily trash the US and sell it out for political and personal gain.

  • Marxist priests and church leaders. They’ll be the death of us yet.

    • Valmont

      When the Gray Lady’s bodice starts heaving passionately to describe the policies endorsed by Christian churches, you can bet something rancid is in the works.

  • dd121

    I don’t see how any race realist or conservative could remain a Catholic. I know many are horrified at what their church is doing.

    • Pro_Whitey

      I have been making my disgust known by a dramatic reduction of donations, and have let them know that they could be getting more from me if they stopped trying to screw the American people like this.

      • dd121

        I certainly wasn’t trying to single out the Catholics. For many of them they have a multi-generational attachment that makes a break hard. The mainstream Protestants endorse our displacement too. I haven’t been a member of any church in 25 years.

      • Erasmus

        Good on you. I hope everyone else does the same.

    • Long Live Dixie

      Just Catholic? What denomination wasn’t mentioned in that article?

      • The All Seeing Bry

        Nondenominational’s the way to go

      • Spikeygrrl

        The Mormons.

    • Oil Can Harry

      If you read the article you’ll find the Protestant clergy are just as bad.

      The article also correctly states that most churchgoers oppose their liberal fake-Christian “leaders” on this issue.

      • Katherine McChesney

        The churches that are suspect are those in the ecumenical movement and are member of the World Council of Churches.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          Is there a single mainstream Christian denomination that speaks out against miscegenation, liberal egalitarian dogma, third world immigration and multicultural diversity? Didn’t think so…

          • Katherine McChesney

            Can’t answer that question for you but my church is glaringly white as I said on another post. Occasionally a few blacks wander into church but they don’t join and don’t participate in church activities. But, there are members that I know who are pro-White and against miscegenation. The majority have voted Republican. There are NO obama voters there. And it’s a congregation of about five thousand members.

          • Long Live Dixie

            Do you think we should have schools? I don’t know of a single school that speaks against miscegenation, etc.

            The churches, like every other institution of influence in society, have been almost completely captured by the enemy. That doesn’t mean the churches are bad in any context.

          • Einsatzgrenadier

            Well, the churches are an extremely “bad” influence if they are just mouthpieces of the anti-white, Cultural Marxist establishment, pumping out their message of white genocide 24/7.

          • Bossman

            How can they speak out against those things when the Bible itself is all about egalitarianism, which in itself implies miscegenation, multicultural diversity and free migration. Christians are all supposed to be brothers in Christ.

          • You’ve misunderstood the NT’s concept of ‘Christian brotherhood.’ Also, egalitarianism is not a NT teaching. The Bible clearly recognizes distinctions and different roles between men and women. Women, for instance, were not allowed to serve as pastor-elders and they were to be in subjection to their husbands.

          • Alexandra1973

            Spiritually Christians are equal. But in the physical, not so much.

          • Wholly Unconvinced

            If the Bible is “all about egalitarianism…” then what was the purpose of the tower of Babel dispersion? Why would God create so much variation in the races? Babel isn’t the only tale putting the lie to your claims, but it’s one of the simplest to refer to.

    • LACountyRedneck

      I don’t know what church you go to and I rarely go. But the one I go to denounces illegal immigration. You’re generalizing.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    This is a major reason why I will NEVER be a Catholic. Moreover, a lot of whites are going to turn against Catholics when they wake up to who’s been aiding and abetting the ongoing genocide against them.

    • Anti Zionist

      “Moreover, a lot of whites are going to turn against Catholics…”

      That wouldn’t quite make sense given that mainstream Protestantism supports exactly what the Catholic Church does.

  • [Guest]

    >>>U.S. religious leaders…

    A more precise designation would be “generation of vipers.”

  • Pro_Whitey

    If they want to help them, then they can go help them in their countries. They have no right to impoverish Americans and make my children less safe. Yes, Dolan, you piece, you are asking us to aid the very gang bangers who would rob, rape, and murder us. Some shepherd you are.

  • Long Live Dixie

    Don’t confuse traditional Christian universalism with support for multi-racialism and white genocide. The religion has always been for all people, but centuries ago the churches in Europe stood for their people. They did not advocate their dispossession. The Christian clergy were behind the uprisings in the Balkans against the Turks, for example.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Unfortunately, it is precisely this traditional Semitic universalism that has allowed mainstream Christianity to wholeheartedly embrace white genocide and the destruction of western culture. This satanic, murderous, sick religious cult must be either reformed or eradicated, otherwise the white race will eventually cease to exist at some point in the near future.

      • Long Live Dixie

        The universalism didn’t stop Christians from repelling Islamic incursions, conquering Jerusalem, throwing Jews out of nearly every European country, or supporting racial caste systems in Dixie and South Africa.

        The current interpretation of universalism is untraditional. In ages past, it was typically cranks and fringe elements (like New England Congregationalists) who supported the understanding of universalism that is now mainstream.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          Yes, but there was a very good reason for that. Medieval Christians did resist foreign intruders, but only because the religion had absorbed many of the pagan elements of the ancient world. The worst elements of the Christian faith, such as its pacifist cowardice and Semitic universalism, were kept in check by a Church that had taken over the administrative functions of the Roman state and served as an inheritor of ancient Greek thought, especially that of Aristotle. There is, of course, a big difference between ante-Nicene Christianity, with its pacifism, extreme asceticism and love of martyrdom vs. the Christian faith of the medieval warrior-monk, who worshiped a war-like, blood-stained Christ.

          St. Thomas synthesized Aristotelianism with Christian theology and this new synthesis became the official medieval church orthodoxy. Aristotle believed in the great chain of being, the importance of hierarchy, the naturalness of slavery, and women’s status as a nonrational creature. He also acknowledged that man was a political animal, disparaged democracy and believed that war was a noble enterprise. It was only when medieval Christianity was stripped of its pagan accretions, especially by way of the Protestant Reformation, that the worst elements of the Christian religion were allowed to resurface once again. The Protestant doctrine of “Sola Scriptura” and Calvin’s idealization of primitive Christianity opened the door to the bastardization of medieval Christian ethics and theology, leading to their subsequent transformation into the genocidal peace-and-love cult of today.

      • Bossman

        Sounds like you’ve read the works of Friedrich Nietzsche. But the big question is what shall the white man replace Christianity with? Remember, before Christianity Europeans had Greco-Roman culture. And what was that? It was almost constant warfare, brutality, slavery, worshiping pagan gods who never existed, homosexuality was the order of the day. If Christianity disappeared, then the white man will have lost his moral high ground and that will just hasten his demise.

        • John

          These aren’t pagans? “Kapparot (Hebrew: כפרות‎, Ashkenazi pronunciation, Kapporois, Kappores) is a Jewish ritual practiced by some Jews on the eve of Yom Kippur. ……..

          In the Jewish religious practice of Kapparot, a cockerel [chicken] literally becomes a religious and sacred vessel and is swung around the head and then sacrificed on the afternoon before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
          The purpose of the sacrifice is for the expiation of the sins of the man as the chicken symbolically receives all the man’s sins,”. “Practiced by some Jews” implies that this is an obscure and little used ritual. The fact that PETA complains every year about the 50,000 chickens brought into Brooklyn each year for this practice alone puts this claim into the “typical lies” category.

          • John

            Here you go.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Do they eat ’em?

            Oi veh! Swing that chicken around and kill it for our sins. Then let’s eat the messiah bird.

            Peta can eata hot dog.

        • Keep in mind that after Christianity was well established in Europe, the almost constant warfare continued. We need not introduce the Bolshevik question during the Second World War, as World War One was bad enough to make my point. The southern part of the Western Front – the Argonnes – saw Catholic Bavarians fighting Catholic French. Farther north, in Flanders, Lutheran Germans fought Anglican English, Presbyterian Scots and Methodist Welsh. On the Eastern Front, it was the same Lutheran Germans, plus Catholic Austrians, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, Croats and Slovenes fighting Orthodox Russians.

          Even the Napoleonic wars killed about five million people, and the Thirty Years War 150 years before did the same. This was a religious war that pitted Protestants against Catholics. Just after that one, the Swedes destroyed most of Poland and killed another five million during the Deluge.

          Don’t expect Christianity to save us from ourselves.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Even in the Middle East, among the “Semites”, there is an interesting division, genetically speaking.
        Jews, Assyrians, and many other Levantine Semites (almost exclusively followers of non-Muslim faiths or eclectic and Muslim-persecuted heretical sects of the religion…
        Are from a different type of genetic population than the Semites who are mainline Muslims. The closer to standard Sunni Islam one gets, the closer one gets to Africa – genetically as well as culturally. The term

        • Sick of it

          If they supported the New Testament, they would be against female preachers and feminism in general.

  • Long Live Dixie

    When will people wake up and stop supporting the churches that support their genocide with their time and money? I understand the desire to go to church (ideally, I’d like to go also), but how can church membership be reconciled in this day and age when every single mainstream denomination is captured by our enemies? Unless there is a traditional, independent church out there (which there is not in my area), I’d just as soon stay home and not be berated with white guilt every Sunday morning.

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    Not trying to be deliberately controversial or anything but, Christianity is not really a ethno-nationalist religion and tends to be more universalistic. What these organizations are doing is completely consistent with Christianity.

    • Long Live Dixie

      I don’t agree. If it’s completely consistent with Christianity, then why did it take so many centuries for Christians to behave like this as a norm?

      • Daniel Schmuhl

        I am not saying that Christianity is necessarily pro-immigratiom either, there isn’t an official position as far as I’m aware. People in the past were more ethno-nationalist for certain, but I have seen no proof that this is due to Christianity.

      • Bossman

        Because a lot of those Christians did not take time to really understand what the Bible was saying.

        • Long Live Dixie

          So, Biblical understanding is at its highest in our age of secularism? That’s the theory you’re going to go with?

          • Holden

            Best reply ever.

        • On the contrary! It’s because they recognized that the Bible didn’t call for any nation to commit national suicide by inviting hordes of racial and cultural foreigners into their land. They new the Bible much better than you imagine.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Only the ones who are New World Order religions in the ecumenical movement.

  • Oil Can Harry

    But Christian leaders didn’t believe in racial or national suicide for the first 19 and a half centuries of the history of their faith.

  • I like pickles. Anyone in the world can like pickles. That I like pickles puts me under no obligation to let the whole world’s population flood into my country.

  • willbest

    If you want a Christian argument, it is against God’s command to disobey the laws of nations unless those laws conflict with Gods. The immigration laws do not violate any law of God. They should therefore be obeyed.

    • Bossman

      Yes they do. That is if you believe in the Bible. Here’s a quotation from the Old testament: Cursed be anyone who deprives the alien, the orphan and the widow of Justice and all the people shall say Amen (to that). (DEUTERONOMY 27:19)

      • willbest

        That is an awfully big distortion of the word justice.

      • Nonsense! The alien refers to the passing or traveling alien in the land of Israel who is deprived of basic justice, including that of an orphan and widow (the latter, presumably in context, Jews).

        God wanted the temporary alien of foreigner treated with dignity and justice. This does NOT mean that He wanted the land of Israel to be filled with pagan invaders who would forever corrupt the people of God.

      • Oil Can Harry

        And yet for 2000 years practically no Christian interpreted that passage to mean God wants open borders.

        And though Deuteronomy is part of the Torah not a single rabbi claims that same passage calls for Israel to adopt a policy of open borders.

        • Bossman

          Israel has open borders for Jews. Any Jew from anywhere can go to Israel. There are over 42 passages in the Bible commanding the ancient Hebrews to be kind to the aliens in their midst.

      • Alexandra1973

        King James version (accurate English translation)

        19
        Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

        See why different “versions” are dangerous?

        • Bossman

          I prefer the version that I quoted. In Hebrew, charity (tsedka) also means Justice. The Biblical laws do not just consists of warnings; they do not just prohibit hating, wrong-doing or oppressing foreigners. They include a genuinely positive commandment to love and to be kind to foreigners.

      • Sick of it

        Indeed. These murderers/rapists/thieves have yet to be shown justice. We must give them their due.

      • The Bible is just a book. I have lots of books, but I don’t believe everything in them is the complete truth.

  • RisingReich

    People keep telling me to go back to church to find a marriageable woman and I keep scoffing and laughing at the idea and this article explains why.

    No way is a woman marriageable if she has been listening to this kind of crap masquerading as faith for most of her life. For me to even suggest this cardinal or the pope himself is killing our country would be me akin to dumping on her religon and might even be deemed ‘satanic’.

    Nevermind trying to broach other topics such as race, genetics, IQ, raising kids right, etc., with any level of truth.

    Its really true, most people live in some “other reality”.

    • Holden

      You could try and find a religious Eastern European woman. They tend to be more traditional, and less inclined to believe Marxist garbage.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    Just more ignorant dupes to put their money in the basket on Sunday. If the politicians don’t sell us out for votes organized religion will.

  • Anglo

    The Vatican is working toward the New World Order. The Vatican dominates world affairs and is seeking to unify the world’s religions, aided by the apostate Protestants. The Catholic Church operates by great deception, manipulation, and even mass hysteria. The Brown masses of humanity are particularly susceptible to the spell of Catholicism.

  • Conrad

    These churches fit into one of the following groups.
    1. Those that ordain homosexuals.
    2. Those that are under the sway of Communist propaganda.
    3. Those that hate whites.
    4. Catholics that want as many of these dedicated Catholics in the US to thwart the Protestant base of the US. – http://www.youtube(dot)com/watch?v=hM9fcuaVF8U
    5. Those that have sided with the NWO / Satan against God. (Mixing the races biologically is an act that destroys God’s creation. Putting the nations back together is fighting God’s purpose at the Tower of Babal.)

  • WR_the_realist

    I didn’t know the Bible said it was a sin to enforce immigration law.

  • CJ Haze

    I’m not kidding, or trying to be outlandish. After reading this, I felt physically ill.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    The Catholic Church sees dollar signs when they see these children. Getting them into various parishes ensures generations of $$$ flowing into the church, courtesy of Federal dollars and Catholic school enrollment. The parish priests see the young boys as welcome relief for their right hands. The Jews see lots and lots of extortion loans, everything from sub-prime car loans to check cashing/pawn shop businesses.

  • Bossman

    The Romans fed the Christians to the lions because those early Christians refused to obey laws that they felt were unjust and perverse.

    • Alexandra1973

      Almost right.

      They refused to accept Caesar as God.

  • Paleoconn

    Hey Rabbi Asher Knight, how about you go lecture your Likud buddies on border policy.

  • JJCULLEN

    The Roman Catholic Church has disappointed me all my life, no surprise here..

  • Truthseeker

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan is nothing but a phony who wants to look good for the cameras. He cares nothing for his supposed flock. I’m reminded of Frank Borzellieri’s book Crucified by the Catholic Church, where he said that he personally appealed to Dolan for help in his time of need and didn’t even get an acknowledgement. Shows you where that guy’s priorities really are.

    I’m a Christian as well as a nationalist, and I have no use for anti-White messages that people attempt to justify as religious doctrine. I love my neighbor by respecting the fact that he’s different and supporting his right to self-determination in his own separate country.

  • 4321realist

    “U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children”

    Well, they had to.

    I mean when tithes were reduced to crisis levels due to a drop in attendance the churches became multicultural.

    Besides the pastors were probably getting impatient with losing donors who no longer believed they would go to hell if they didn’t pay 10%.

    This new group is a lot dumber and easier to control.

    • Holden

      Why did attendance drop? I think after they embraced feminism, started singing love ballads in church, and began chiding men for not being as spiritual as women.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        There are also the rapid advances of science and undeniable popular acceptance of the scientific method, which do make a faith based higher power creed suspect or untenable for many.

  • Valmont

    Cultural Marxism driving the immigration policies of the Catholic Church?

  • LACountyRedneck

    An article out of the N.Y. Times. Shocking. How often do they relate our immigration problems to Zionism?

    This whole open border thing has nothing to do with religion. At one time our government was enforcing immigration laws. Now because they don’t, others want to jump on that wagon. Who’s running the country and responsible for enforcing immigration laws. The church?

    You can blame the church, you can blame employers that hire illegals, you can blame Zionists, you can blame liberals, you can blame La Raza and other wetback supporters but bottom line the number one responsibility goes to our government leaders.

    If our leaders enforced immigration laws, we wouldn’t be talking about the church here.

  • Reverend Bacon

    This proves what I’ve always said: Catholics forbid birth control not for any higher moral reasons, but because they want their flock to make more Catholics. And of course it goes for all of them. They aren’t getting enough new flock from the birth rate alone, so they want to grow their ranks from immigration. Nevermind that it’s illegal, and these people are not rendering unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      The Catholic Church has always been in cahoots with the State, especially where immigration is concerned. After Vietnam they pushed through Laotian and Vietnamese refugees like nobody’s business. They will follow the State’s propaganda straight down the line. The few exceptions include the Roe vs. Wade decision and the anti-gay agenda.

      • Reverend Bacon

        Well, at least the Church is consistent: they always want more Catholics. Since the State wants more Democrat voters, and a bigger economy, their interests are often, but not always, aligned.

  • Alexandra1973

    I also noticed that in his book “Carrie” he specifically states that the nutcase mother has a King James Bible.

    I’m one of the “King James Only” types.

    • LACountyRedneck

      And to think I read this idiot’s books.

  • Eddie

    The church/churches need to stay out of this fight. And it would seem that they need to lose their tax exempt status.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      It’s not a fight. It’s a recruitment drive.

    • WR_the_realist

      No Democrat would try to take away their tax exempt status on this issue. And no Republican would have the testicles to try either, even if he wanted to in his heart of hearts.

  • IstvanIN

    Didn’t Paul travel TO the heathens rather than have them brought to him???

  • IstvanIN

    We shouldn’t turn this into Catholic bashing. The Catholics, the mainstream Protestants and the Mormons all support the invasion. Not to mention the Jews. Truly incredible.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Citation, please, for Mormon support of this hostile invasion. Thanks.

  • Spikeygrrl

    Anyone who stayed home in 2012 rather than vote for Romney please take note: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) is conspicuously absent from this list of knee-jerk, bleeding-heart denominations.

    Just sayin’.

    • 1. Romney is open borders at “heart”

      2. So is the leadership of the Mormon Church.

      • Spikeygrrl

        Citation, please? Thanks in advance.

        • neverevrland

          The mods tend to block hyperlinks in the comments section. Just do a search for “mormons immigration” in your favorite search engine and you will find all the information you could want about LDS supporting amnesty.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Thanks, I’ll do that. I have never had nor heard of any problems posting URLs here…but as the old saw says, “There’s a first time for everything.”

    • Holden

      No, they’re too busy trying to atone for their earlier exclusion of blacks.

      • Spikeygrrl

        Am I to infer that you think exclusion of blacks is a BAD thing?

    • WR_the_realist

      Romney was wishy washy on immigration just like everything else. It was impossible to know what you were getting if you voted for Romney.

      • Spikeygrrl

        Exactly.

  • “A rotting fish begins to stink at the head.” –Italian proverb

  • Adolf Verloc

    Nietzsche was a great philosopher, one of the few to come to grips with all of the implications of evolution. He preached the Overman and made no bones about it. He was tragically cursed with weak physical and mental health and went mad just as he would have been able to do his best work.

  • Garrett Brown

    Just another fantastic reason to not be religious in any way what so ever now a days.

    • [Guest]

      By that reasoning, if the “New York Times” published an article mentioning all the secular groups that “embrace the cause of immigrant children,” that would be a fantastic reason to be religious.

      • Garrett Brown

        I would wager they are definitely less in number than the religious groups. Plus, that’s the beauty of secular groups, they can believe in whatever they want with however many people joining each specific group. Judging by the national outrage of this proposed amnesty bill, the largest secular group is AGAINST amnesty and illegal invasion, so I’ll stick with them.

  • Diversity Fatigue

    How about all these religious leaders setting up shop in the illegal immigrant’s country of origin? How about that idea? Just close your churches and synagogues here and get the hell out. Sound like a winner? Then you can be close to your new congregations. The tithing won’t be much but hey, you’re a man of the cloth, right?

    • newscomments70

      Many are sent there for missionary activities. Our Irish American priest spent some years in Central America. He was not a flaming liberal or a child molester though…furthermore, he was quite realistic about the culture down there.

  • De Doc

    The Latin American immigrants are de facto Catholics anyway, so this is the way the American Catholic Churches plan to recharge the pews that are otherwise growing a bit bare these days.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      “…Pass the collection plate. A taco?! You can’t donate a taco!..”

      • Erasmus

        Soft-headed clergymen will soon learn that these people remain, at bottom, takers. They’ll gain brown buttocks in the pews on Sunday, but the squatties will go where the money is and who gives them the most.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Amen, brother.

          Sorry, too easy…<;-D

          • Erasmus

            Squatties are takers. They’re not givers.

        • Usually Much Calmer

          Exactly. They are making the same error that corporate America has.
          Lower Wages=Cheaper to Have

          Lack of Critical Thinking=Cheaper to Manage
          Lack of Critical Thinking=Higher Risk of Accidents, No Organic Innovation (Adaptation to Change More Expensive)

          Lack of Altruism, Trust, Buy In=More Expensive

          All these churches have to do is look at American businesses as cases and apply a little bit of analysis to see how ill-advised their outreach is.

  • Ella

    The churches just keep on recruiting for membership.

  • Wholly Unconvinced

    I almost wish I was a bus driver for the traitorous government, hauling a load of illegal mestizo teen thugs, crawling with lice and rife with communicable disease, just so I could suddenly break away from the convoy headed somewhere in America’s still-too-white heartland, and instead head to one of these worthless religious leaders homes to drop the busload of filth on their front lawn.

    I’d have a camera ready to record their reaction as they opened the door and recoiled away from the stench as the clamoring invaders rushed inside. And to hopefully catch them uttering a non-pc cry of outrage. “what?! No! I don’t want them in MY home!”

  • Tony Lafayette.

    I retired to Costa Rica, you don’t see any Ticos fleeing CR for the USA. I also read on a Nicaraguan site that no Nicas are going to the USA and they are the 2nd. poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      You do/can offer some insight here, with your unique vantage point.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    You know things are out of control when Cherrie Greenbaum gets moderated.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Oh, man! Late to the party but thanks for filling me in.
      I literally laughed out loud.

  • White Knight

    Catholic leaders and many churches are jokes for supporting our immigration.

    They are promoting crime and violence in central America in which immigrants are killed, murdered, raped and extorted on a daily basis because of our open border.

    Not to mention we have increased crime and gangs and reduced central America to trash in the last few decades with our immigration.

  • WR_the_realist

    So opposing illegal immigration is neo-Nazi. Who knew that Dwight Eisenhower, who not only fought the Nazis but badly mistreated German prisoners after the fighting was over, was a Nazi himself? He was the last president to actually deport illegal immigrants, in Operation Wetback.

  • Melvin Bonzarelli

    Catholic priests are looking forward to having all that fresh young meat to rape, fondle and molest. Obama won’t disappoint them.
    In the words of Cardinal Dolan himself: “Ten year old little boys. Yum!”

    • newscomments70

      I was about to say something similar. I couldn’t beat your comment though. You hit the nail on the head.

  • Erasmus

    I no longer ask the universalist question: “Is it right?” I now ask: “Is it good for whites?” If blacks, browns, native Americans and Jewish Americans can use that as their primary moral yardstick, not only so can I but so must I.

    When all other players are putting their own self-interest first, for whites not to do the same is suicidal.

  • Erasmus

    I live in the greater metropolitan area of what’s considered one of the most livable cities in the country, and every time I go downtown I see more and more homeless of all ages. I see veterans who aren’t getting the medical care they need. There are Americans who can’t find jobs and can’t get the education they need. Yet, the clergy, many of whom will never have to worry about meeting the actually physical needs and well-being of a spouse and children, have the temerity to demand we let the country be flooded with illegal aliens.

    As an ex-Catholic Dolan makes me want to puke. I went to his website, and they’re selecting only positive comments to post. But I hope Dolan and the rest of the clergy keep up their hypocritical stance. It only discredits them.

    To those of you who belong to a church: If the church is supporting amnesty, make your opposition known. Begin withholding funds if necessary.

    When/if the time comes for me to meet my maker, I will go to him/her/it with a clear conscience, knowing that I actually worked for the good of others, instead of emptily flapping my gums like a self-centered clergyman.

  • Katherine McChesney

    It’s important to make the distinction, isn’t it? There are several ‘brands’ of Presbyterianism, but the PCUSA is dying and it’s Conservative, true Bible believing members are leaving it in droves to join those who are NOT liberal.

  • Paleoconn

    Day 1 of the Sessions-Kobach regime: begin to deport all illegals, put the army on the border. Day 2: eliminate all funding to these pseudo-religious organizations.

  • Providing assistance to an illegal alien is a federal crime.

  • bilderbuster

    This South American Pope is really a piece of work.
    Can any White Catholic imagine any of the Popes of old standing on the shores of Europe and preaching that the Black and Brown Muslim and Pagan invaders must be welcomed to our lands?
    Then there’s Catholic Charities along side Mormon Glen Beck with Welcome Centers on our border not to mention the all volunteer US military volunteering to risk their lives to protect South Korea’s border while the US is being invaded?

  • saxonsun

    The “love your neighbor” crap is impossible in NYC.

  • Sick of it

    “Rabbi Asher Knight, of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, who said leaders of
    more than 100 faith organizations in his city met last week to discuss
    how to help.”

    If they bow before Christ-hating Jews, it is hard to call them Christians.

  • Sick of it

    Funny thing about that…the apostles spent their time amongst various white peoples. Why don’t we?

  • Long Live Dixie

    First, the ‘wake up dude’ is unnecessarily rude.

    Second, your statement is wrong. Many Islamic countries have never had more than Christian minorities in the past and were never actually Christian countries.

    Third, what specifically do you claim is wrong in my post?

  • mobilebay

    Like the Middle East, there will always be turmoil and drug wars in Central America. Why weren’t the children taken to South America? It was much closer and less dangerous to the kids. How many are enough for the religious organizations? Do we take the few people left in Mexico, then start on Central and South America, bringing them here? What happened to the law that we admit people who are good for this country (although we need a moratorium on all immigration). These people are impoverished, poorly educated, not aligned with the American culture and will be a drain on our society for the rest of their lives. Our own government has deserted us in the name of cheap labor and to appease the pro-illegal traitors. Illegal immigration is very profitable to its backers.

  • DelmarJackson

    here is a nice T shirt to wear at your next church picnic
    Whose Job
    Would Jesus Steal?
    Immigration
    Moratorium
    Now!