Indianapolis church cages Jesus, Mary and Joseph in shameful political propaganda display

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In the latest episode of inane liberals protesting the immigration child separation policy, an  Indianapolis church took things to a whole new level.

Christ Church Cathedral made the decision to take a stand against the administration’s zero tolerance policy, which was rescinded by President Trump last month, by “detaining” statues of baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph in a chain-linked, cage-like fixture on its property.

“The statement with the Holy Family says as much about our policy as any statement would say,” the Rev. Canon Lee Curtis told NBC News.

“We want an end for family detention. Families, all families, every family, is holy, and we hope and pray that families who are seeking out a better life for their kids are afforded that opportunity,” Curtis said.

The display is a direct response to the policy which separates children from the adults accompanying them as they illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, according to dean and rector of Christ Church, the Rev. Stephen Carlsen, NBC News reported.

“I know what the Bible said,” Carlsen told the Indy Star. “We’re supposed to love our neighbors as ourselves.”

“This family is every family, and every family is holy,” Curtis declared as the church launched its #EveryFamilyIsHoly campaign.

“A number of our congregants at the cathedral are first or second-generation immigrants and this situation is not abstract to them and this is not abstract for us,” Curtis told NBC News.

“This is something that we preach and teach about, and we are partnering with other groups in the state in order to see meaningful reform for detention and deportation,” he added. “We walked and supported people through ICE deportation proceedings before too.”

The clergy of the self-described “progressive” Episcopal church also took part in a “Families Belong Together” rally last weekend to protest family detention.

The display has sparked mixed reaction from the community and around the world as the story has been reported.

Some cheered on the church for its strong statement.

Others, however, were clear that using the holy family to further a political agenda was not appropriate.

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