Illegal immigration in Georgia: Ameri...

Illegal immigration in Georgia: American-born demonstrators wash immigrants' feet

There are 11 comments on the www.latimes.com story from Apr 22, 2011, titled Illegal immigration in Georgia: American-born demonstrators wash immigrants' feet. In it, www.latimes.com reports that:

Father Jaime Molina reminded the crowd that the Bible was full of people who had wandered far from their homelands: Abraham, Sara, Moses. He told them not to step on anyone's grass, and to pick up their litter.

Activist Anton Flores-Maisonet told the demonstrators — about 450 Latino immigrants, their children and their supporters — that most Georgians really didn't support the Arizona-style immigration bill the Legislature approved last week.

He was most likely wrong: In a poll taken in July, 68% supported such a bill. But no matter. Flores-Maisonet argued that the people on the other side of this debate were likely afraid. And that this group could combat that fear by demonstrating "a perfect love."

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Mona

Seattle, WA

#1 Apr 22, 2011
Ignore! These are all catholics, they play follow the leader...anywhere! Please note that the rest of the community completely ignored them. Ho hum....
Speeders Kill Kids

Roy, WA

#2 Apr 22, 2011
All these idiots who say they support illegals are just actors hired by walmart.
Free is free

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Apr 22, 2011
Please. Modern religion will sell its soul to whomever is tithing.
FLAPATRIOT

Miami, FL

#4 Apr 22, 2011
It's time for Gov Scott to sign a similar bill!!!
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#5 Apr 22, 2011
On a day, when Christians acknowledge and reflect upon Romans identifying and using as slaves every "illegal immigrant" preparing to watch our Lord and Savior viciously murdered by religious scum using the Romans to do so, we need to reflect on how that applies to our modern times, where Stormfront tries to convince people to use Mexicans the same way Jews and Slavs were used to "cleanse" Europe.

It's simply amazing how the current tax collectors also see the benefits of foreign slave labor within our boundaries.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#9 Apr 22, 2011
I wonder how much support the church would have for illegals if it meant that they had to give up their tax exempt status?
FLAPATRIOT

Spartanburg, SC

#11 Apr 22, 2011
spytheweb wrote:
I wonder how much support the church would have for illegals if it meant that they had to give up their tax exempt status?
Well said!!!
Down and Out

New York, NY

#12 Apr 23, 2011
In this nation we attempt to keep the state and the church as seperate as possible, and generally the seperation works rather well.
This issue of illegal immigration is about law - pure and simple. The church should be mindful to respect the laws of the land and refrain from entering this domain.
The church would howl to high heaven if the government stepped over the line and suggested doctrine to the church, so it is also in the other direction.
Don't misunderstand me, the church certainly has a place in the life of the citizenry and the community and I would defend that right - the church needs to be mindful also of steeping over the line in matters of government jurisdiction.
Down and Out

New York, NY

#13 Apr 23, 2011
Oops - Second to last line, steeping should be stepping.
Peanuts

Viola, TN

#14 Apr 24, 2011
Hey, Down and Out, technically you are right about separation of church and government. However, we cannot forget that this country was built on Bibical values which was brought over here from the church back in the colonial days.

The Bill of Rights sets a good example.
Down and Out

New York, NY

#15 Apr 24, 2011
Peanuts - Absolutely, the Biblical values are extremely important to this nation and have helped build this nation. None the less, that is an individual matter - not a matter that government needs to be involved with. I do not want to demean the Bible or the values for one moment, I am asking that government involve itself with government and the church involve itself with souls. The MUTUAL respect for and between both can bring some degree of harmony, the disrespect of either can bring discord and troubles.

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