A nativity scene erected this Christmas season by a Massachusetts church known for its political stunts has put a controversial left-wing twist on an age-old biblical scene.
Instead of featuring the three Wise Men visiting Baby Jesus in the dead of night, Saint Susanna’s Parish’s nativity scene depicts Baby Jesus trapped in a cage and the Wise Men separated from him by a wall. Why? To protest the child separation scam.
“When the people were seeking refuge in a safe place, our government was separating families from their children. It doesn’t seem to be the message of the person whose birth we celebrate,” Fr. Joseph Josoma said to local station WSVB.
Earlier this year the Trump administration briefly separated illegal immigrant children from their parents as per an Obama-era policy. The separations had been permitted in part because without them, immigration authorities would have been forced to release illegal families into the U.S.
Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson shocks media, admits they separated migrant families: ‘We believed it was necessary’ https://t.co/cqaQwSCisQ
— Catherine 🌟🌟🌟 (@Gngerbrdgrl) September 7, 2018
“The refugee problem, it’s all over the world. The number is 65 million people, either internally displaced or in refugee camps,” parishioner Pat Ferrone added.
And apparently, both she and Josoma believe it’s America’s obligation to import every needy refugee, migrant and illegal immigrant into the country.
While the pros and cons of such ideas certainly remain up for debate, many argue that these debates shouldn’t be occurring at church.
“This is where you come to pray. This is not where you come to be preached at about what you should think about politics,” one local said to station WBZ
Listen to her remark and additional remarks from church officials below:
Included among the detractors is conservative commentator Dan Bongino, who has a message for churches who “exploit” nativity scenes to promote Democrat talking points: “Leave Baby Jesus alone!”
“Liberals, do you have to be a blowtorch to everything?” he asked incredulously during a discussion Wednesday evening with Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
“They’ve destroyed Halloween. “Halloween now — every costume, every parent has to worry if it’s cultural appropriation. You couldn’t wear the Black Panther costume apparently if your kid wasn’t black. This was an actual controversial. They blew up Thanksgiving for colonialism or whatever.”
“Can we just leave Baby Jesus alone?” he furiously added. “Friends don’t let friends mess with Baby Jesus. Just leave Baby Jesus alone. Let us enjoy Christmas. I’m begging you. Just give us one holiday.”
Listen to the full discussion below:
Some parishioners appear unfazed by the criticism and have argued Jesus himself had been political.
“Christ was political. He was hung on a cross for making political statements and bucking the authority, and that’s exactly why he died,” parishioner Phil Mandeville said.
What remains unclear but many social media would like to know is whether the church ever erected a similar nativity scene during former President Barack Obama’s time in office.
@StephenJosoma 1st of all Baby Jesus should not be placed in the Nativity until Christmas Day 2nd putting a cage around baby Jesus is horrendous Did you put the cage around baby Jesus when Obama was President You’re aware it was Obama who started it Such disrespect to Baby Jesus
— Frances ❌ (@FrancesSpinell2) December 6, 2018
@StSusannaParish Why didn’t you put up your baby Jesus in a cage when Obama was in office? He’s the one who put kids in cages. He teargassed AND pepper sprayed immigrants at the border dozens of times and you said NOTHING. And btw, Jesus would advise following a country’s laws.
— Time Foolery (@TimeFoolery) December 6, 2018
Baby Jesus not Hesus is in a cage. It is literally 5 years too late. Remember the initial kids in cages photos were for sure from the Obama admin aka El deporter in chief . He did do something correct. Illegals criminal illegals. They broke theLAW crossing then broke the law pic.twitter.com/exs8IP1ke3
— MichaelTrevorNaughtonNRA+USA=Safe spaces4all (@MTNaughton83) December 6, 2018
Massachusets where else, Baby Jesus in a Cage & its Trumps Fault.
Just Like Obama did with those Mexican kids!https://t.co/NV3xPX0RL8
— PatriotM1A (@PatriotM1A_) December 5, 2018
St. Susanna Parish’s in Dedham Ma shows a nativity scene with a cage around baby Jesus and a fence separating the holy family and three wise men.This is about Trump following the law that Obama put in place.The Parish should be ashamed of themselves. pic.twitter.com/KpDcwnjajP
— CG (@44672722c) December 5, 2018
How hypocritical and sickening! More than half of THESE “church” liberals either don’t believe in Jesus and identify as atheists!! Where was this caged nativity when your boy Obama CAGED children?? You ppl shame the Church!!
— wano51 (@wano51) December 5, 2018
@StSusannaParish With all due respect to your church and the Nativity. Obama did the same exact thing as Trump is doing but yet never heard a word out of you. I do believe politics has got a lot to do with your concerns. Opinion Only.
— Russell Jones (@Russell40507562) December 6, 2018
Last year Saint Susanna’s Parish’s reportedly put up a nativity scene that depicted the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. Again it’s unclear whether the church took a similar stand vis-a-vis the fourteen mass shootings that occurred during the Obama era.
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