Diverse Group of Faith Leaders Urges ...

Diverse Group of Faith Leaders Urges Senators to Protect Refugee and...

There are 10 comments on the Freshnews story from May 8, 2013, titled Diverse Group of Faith Leaders Urges Senators to Protect Refugee and.... In it, Freshnews reports that:

On the eve of the Senate's first markup of the bipartisan immigration reform bill, S.744, a wide array of faith leaders is urging legislators to ensure that comprehensive immigration reform upholds the United States' proud history and tradition of protecting and welcoming refugees, asylum-seekers, and those fleeing persecution.

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#1 May 9, 2013
The best positions that I have heard and read to date are generally being presented by Sen. Marco Rubio.

There is and has always been an orderly system for accepting legal immigration into this country.

But, that is NOT what is happening today.

Control the borders first.

Then,... Document the people who are already here and put them on the road to either American Citizenship or legal temporary visitor status - OR - put them on the boat with a one-way ticket.
Let that be their choice.

We're not talking religion here. We are talking legal immigration and responsible conduction of government operated human services.

Give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's.

Rev. Ken
To The Faith Leaders

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 9, 2013
Then the Church Donations can support them and quit sticking it on the hard working taxpayer who is already having a hard enough time supporting their own family. Usually they find a way to get them here and then send them right down to the local Welfare Department. Don't we have Enough in the Country already. Maybe those faith group leaders should send their weekly checks to whatever country they are concerned about. I doubt that would happen.

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#3 May 9, 2013
To The Faith Leaders wrote:
Then the Church Donations can support them and quit sticking it on the hard working taxpayer who is already having a hard enough time supporting their own family. Usually they find a way to get them here and then send them right down to the local Welfare Department. Don't we have Enough in the Country already. Maybe those faith group leaders should send their weekly checks to whatever country they are concerned about. I doubt that would happen.
Your doubts are well-founded!
spud

Bangor, PA

#4 May 10, 2013
Preachers should stick to preaching and forget about politics.

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#5 May 10, 2013
spud wrote:
Preachers should stick to preaching and forget about politics.
An impractical idealism.

Jesus made a theoretical distinction between that which was due Caesar and that which was owed to God.

Nevertheless, the human being does live in both worlds, simultaneously, and therefore, must make decisions to guide and reconcile behavior at the interface between them.

Remember the Roman Coin that had Caesar's image. Then, compare it to any American coin and note the words imprinted next to our fearless leader - "In God We Trust."

This is more than a simple statement of American culture and its foundation in faith. It is an acknowledgment of the practical reality of the demonstration of personal conscience under the Constitutional Laws of the republic.

There will always be a political undercurrent present in the pulpit.

But, in this case, I reiterate, the FIRST order of business is to secure the borders. The integrity of the republic is at stake.

Rev. Ken
spud

Bangor, PA

#6 May 10, 2013
RevKen wrote:
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An impractical idealism.
Jesus made a theoretical distinction between that which was due Caesar and that which was owed to God.
Nevertheless, the human being does live in both worlds, simultaneously, and therefore, must make decisions to guide and reconcile behavior at the interface between them.
Remember the Roman Coin that had Caesar's image. Then, compare it to any American coin and note the words imprinted next to our fearless leader - "In God We Trust."
This is more than a simple statement of American culture and its foundation in faith. It is an acknowledgment of the practical reality of the demonstration of personal conscience under the Constitutional Laws of the republic.
There will always be a political undercurrent present in the pulpit.
But, in this case, I reiterate, the FIRST order of business is to secure the borders. The integrity of the republic is at stake.
Rev. Ken
Preachers shouldn't teach defiance of laws under any circumstances. My church, the Methodists, was harboring that illegal alien in Chicago 3 or 4 years ago and when I asked the church leadership if it was the churches position that breaking immigration laws is OK. They couldn't give me an answer so I haven't given them any money since. I'll give directly to those I feel need help but I certainly won't trust anyone with my money, even a religion, who is willing to blatantly disregard the law.

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#7 May 10, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>Preachers shouldn't teach defiance of laws under any circumstances. My church, the Methodists, was harboring that illegal alien in Chicago 3 or 4 years ago and when I asked the church leadership if it was the churches position that breaking immigration laws is OK. They couldn't give me an answer so I haven't given them any money since. I'll give directly to those I feel need help but I certainly won't trust anyone with my money, even a religion, who is willing to blatantly disregard the law.
You'll find no argument with me on that point.

Rev. Ken

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#8 May 17, 2013
This is where the pro-life crowd becomes a joke, proving they are only pro-fetus.

All life is precious, ALL life....
Dee Dee Dee

East Greenville, PA

#9 May 17, 2013
Funny how the "faith leaders" support the pro-choice politicians when it means being able to add millions of ignorant people to thir "flocks". I guess like any other business they put profit ahead of morality.
spud

Bangor, PA

#10 May 17, 2013
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
Funny how the "faith leaders" support the pro-choice politicians when it means being able to add millions of ignorant people to thir "flocks". I guess like any other business they put profit ahead of morality.
I think that definitely has something to do with it.

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