Can you cage Christ?

This is why mainstream religion has tanked.  Attendance is down, giving is down and folks are either moving away from religion or toward evangelicalism.  This Methodist Church has put Jes, Mary and the Christ child in separate cages as a tribute to the birth of Christ.  If an atheist did this, there would be an out roar.  Yet, the official Methodist Church has said nothing.  Its’ silence shows its support of using Christmas to make severe political state

“In a statement accompanying the photos on her Facebook page, the Rev. Karen Clark Ristine called the three “the most well-known refugee family in the world.”

“What if this family sought refuge in our country today?” she wrote. “Imagine Joseph and Mary separated at the border and Jesus no older than two taken from his mother and placed behind the fences of a Border Patrol detention center.”

A separate Nativity scene inside the church has Jesus, Mary and Joseph reunited.

“In the Claremont United Methodist Church nativity scene this Christmas, the Holy Family takes the place of the thousands of nameless families separated at our borders,” Ms. Ristine said.

I am not a Christian—but I am embarrassed and horrified by his abuse of Christ by a Minister.  If this is what a church believes, it is not a place for believers—it is a place for Democrats to promote ideology, not theology.

A Southern California church is using its Nativity scene to attack U.S. border security measures.

The senior minister at Claremont United Methodist Church posted photos of her church’s Christmas-season display, showing Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus in three separate cages each topped with barbed wire.

In a statement accompanying the photos on her Facebook page, the Rev. Karen Clark Ristine called the three “the most well-known refugee family in the world.”

“What if this family sought refuge in our country today?” she wrote. “Imagine Joseph and Mary separated at the border and Jesus no older than two taken from his mother and placed behind the fences of a Border Patrol detention center.”

A separate Nativity scene inside the church has Jesus, Mary and Joseph reunited.

“In the Claremont United Methodist Church nativity scene this Christmas, the Holy Family takes the place of the thousands of nameless families separated at our borders,” Ms. Ristine said.

The display was occasioned, she said, because this is “a time in our country when refugee families seek asylum at our borders, and are unwillingly separated from one another.”

Read the rest at: Jesus Cage

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