Holy Family Institute Hosting Child R...

Holy Family Institute Hosting Child Refugees From Central America

There are 21 comments on the CBS Local story from Jul 17, 2014, titled Holy Family Institute Hosting Child Refugees From Central America. In it, CBS Local reports that:

They're kids, some as young as 5- and 6-years-old, who say they've fled poverty-stricken and gang-invested Central America for the chance of new life in the United States.

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Joe Dunmire

Altoona, PA

#1 Jul 20, 2014
SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on you for taking in these children when we have so many children in PA suffering from poverty/hunger and lack of health care. The Central American children should all be deported back to their homes ASAP. That would be the humane thing to to for them because these 5 and 6 year old children who do not want to be here. Is the United States going to take in the whole world's children at the detriment of our own?

You need to refocus your efforts.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#2 Jul 20, 2014
Joe Dunmire wrote:
SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on you for taking in these children when we have so many children in PA suffering from poverty/hunger and lack of health care. The Central American children should all be deported back to their homes ASAP. That would be the humane thing to to for them because these 5 and 6 year old children who do not want to be here. Is the United States going to take in the whole world's children at the detriment of our own?
You need to refocus your efforts.
It takes a Christian to turn their backs on starving children and send them back to a life of violence, poverty and death.
Mike Anthony

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Jul 20, 2014
I'll take a few of them to do work around my house and yard.
Criminologist

Hanover, PA

#4 Jul 20, 2014
These criminal children are mostly current or future MS13 gang members. The violent crime rate in America is gonna skyrocket if we don't ship these little gangsters back to their Central American hoods.

“Comfort the afflicted”

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#5 Jul 20, 2014
Criminologist wrote:
These criminal children are mostly current or future MS13 gang members. The violent crime rate in America is gonna skyrocket if we don't ship these little gangsters back to their Central American hoods.
Scary gang members. Who can't reach the Fruity Pebbles yet. Gotcha.

That's life on Planet Teabag.
truth

Greensburg, PA

#6 Jul 20, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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It takes a Christian to turn their backs on starving children and send them back to a life of violence, poverty and death.
The majority of these immigrants are not starving; so cut out the hyperbolic crap on that point. Violence and repression in their home countries is most cited cause. "Coyotes" can't make money from people who can't even afford food. Perhaps the true cause, based upon interviews with the children is the perception US Immigration law now favors their entry. The US needs comprehensive immigration reform. Stick to criticizing the right on their actual sins, for they are quite ample enough!

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#7 Jul 20, 2014
truth wrote:
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The majority of these immigrants are not starving; so cut out the hyperbolic crap on that point. Violence and repression in their home countries is most cited cause. "Coyotes" can't make money from people who can't even afford food. Perhaps the true cause, based upon interviews with the children is the perception US Immigration law now favors their entry. The US needs comprehensive immigration reform. Stick to criticizing the right on their actual sins, for they are quite ample enough!
Do you have ANY evidence to support your assertion that these children are not starving? And what's the difference if the reason is poverty, starvation, violence or repression? How can a follower of Christ turn their backs on them and still claim to be a follower of Christ? But I would bet anything that 99 percent of those holding their rallies against them claim to be. If you can find me one atheist that has stated they want these kids shipped back to suffer, I will retract my statement entirely. They will all say they're Christians. All of them (or claim some relationship with a magic deity).

Sick, twisted delusional hypocrites that I can only hope will face their imaginary god someday.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#8 Jul 20, 2014
truth wrote:
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The majority of these immigrants are not starving; so cut out the hyperbolic crap on that point. Violence and repression in their home countries is most cited cause. "Coyotes" can't make money from people who can't even afford food. Perhaps the true cause, based upon interviews with the children is the perception US Immigration law now favors their entry. The US needs comprehensive immigration reform. Stick to criticizing the right on their actual sins, for they are quite ample enough!
And that US immigration law that now "favors their entry" and prevents their immediate deportation - guess who signed it?

Yep, the admitted international war criminal - Bush.
Criminologist

Hanover, PA

#9 Jul 21, 2014
This manufactured "crisis" is just a modern day version of the Trojan Horse. They've already found a number of very young MS13 gang members mixed in with these children. Powerful Central American gangs like MS13 created this entire situation on purpose to get their members into the United States. Liberals are so gullible that they refuse to see what this is all about. These kids are future terrorists in the making.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#10 Jul 21, 2014
Criminologist wrote:
This manufactured "crisis" is just a modern day version of the Trojan Horse. They've already found a number of very young MS13 gang members mixed in with these children. Powerful Central American gangs like MS13 created this entire situation on purpose to get their members into the United States. Liberals are so gullible that they refuse to see what this is all about. These kids are future terrorists in the making.
Any evidence of your claims, or did you just read it on your teabag news site/survival store?
truth

Greensburg, PA

#11 Jul 21, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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Do you have ANY evidence to support your assertion that these children are not starving? And what's the difference if the reason is poverty, starvation, violence or repression? How can a follower of Christ turn their backs on them and still claim to be a follower of Christ? But I would bet anything that 99 percent of those holding their rallies against them claim to be. If you can find me one atheist that has stated they want these kids shipped back to suffer, I will retract my statement entirely. They will all say they're Christians. All of them (or claim some relationship with a magic deity).
Sick, twisted delusional hypocrites that I can only hope will face their imaginary god someday.
Bullsh*t is still bullsh*t; don't try to obfuscate it. A clear devotion to the truth must be maintained in battling the right, or we fail to differentiate ourselves from them in opposing them.
nobody cares bubba

Greensburg, PA

#12 Jul 21, 2014
resident wrote:
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Telling me "that's the way it is" is disingenuous at best and lazy at its worst..
Quotes? Really? Anyone can view my post and clearly see those words were never used; why do you feel the need to lie so as to further a misrepresentation?

One strong probability: there is little truth in what you write.
Junebug

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Jul 21, 2014
Jnl

United States

#14 Jul 21, 2014
This is nothing new

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#15 Jul 21, 2014
truth wrote:
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Bullsh*t is still bullsh*t; don't try to obfuscate it. A clear devotion to the truth must be maintained in battling the right, or we fail to differentiate ourselves from them in opposing them.
I'm not obfuscating anything. Don't get fancy. We must attack their delusions - from "Iraq will greet us as liberators" to "cutting taxes creates jobs" to their biggest whopper, that they follow the teachings of Christ. They use their archaic books to denigrate huge swaths of the population. When we tear down their lies regarding their "moral" (immoral) compass, the rest tumble easily with facts.

Using their faith against them - like I said, all of those who want to send these kids back are "Christians" - is the BEST CHANCE we have of actually helping these children. If they see and think what Jesus would ACTUALLY DO, perhaps they will follow.

Just because you feel a primitive, sad, societal requirement to pretend that magic men live in the sky and monitor your thoughts doesn't mean I have to live under delusion. Religion is evil and is a direct threat to the survival of civilization, proven in every time and in every place.
Mike Anthony

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Jul 21, 2014
I'll take a few as sex slaves and to make child porn.
resident

Boston, MA

#17 Jul 21, 2014
nobody cares bubba wrote:
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Quotes? Really? Anyone can view my post and clearly see those words were never used; why do you feel the need to lie so as to further a misrepresentation?
One strong probability: there is little truth in what you write.
Wow, how'd your reply jump threads? No, you never said "that's just the way it is". That was a summation of a lot of opinions about ACFD.
There are facts, there's truth, and there's experience. What I wrote about is merely my experience. As far as I'm concerned, you can call BS until the cows come home but it changes nothing.
resident

Boston, MA

#18 Jul 21, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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It takes a Christian to turn their backs on starving children and send them back to a life of violence, poverty and death.
I'll play the devil's advocate role here. There is an established method for entering this country. Do you believe that the end justifies the means here?

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#20 Jul 22, 2014
resident wrote:
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I'll play the devil's advocate role here. There is an established method for entering this country. Do you believe that the end justifies the means here?
There isn't an established method for a starving four-year old seeking asylum from violence. Just get here.
resident

Homestead, PA

#21 Jul 22, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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There isn't an established method for a starving four-year old seeking asylum from violence. Just get here.
Yes, there are established procedures here. Back in the Cold War days people used to escape from places like East Berlin into West Berlin. They were held until relatives came to get them. The problem here is that unlike West Berlin, the relatives of these kids are illegally here as well.
Running away from problems solves nothing. It's the parents' responsibility to make their countries safe for their kids, not to dump them on someone else.
The US is not the world's policeman; it's not the world's babysitter either.
Your answer speaks as if they're in imminent danger. What parent worthy of the word "responsible" would tell their kids to hike from (for example) Florida to Minnesota?
In case you haven't read the news lately, there's a lot of school shootings going on here, too.
You want safe? Antarctica is probably safer than Sandy Hook.
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