Jesus and his fam were refugees, so it's only fitting that the folks at Claremont United Methodist Church decided to put its nativity figures in cages behind razorwire.
As Rev Karen Clark Ristine said, Jesus, Mary and Joseph were "the most well-known refugee family in the world. What if this family sought refuge in our country today? Imagine Joseph and Mary separated at the border and Jesus no older than two taken from his mother and placed behind the fences of a Border Patrol detention center."
A separate nativity inside the church reunites the family. Nearly 70,000 children were imprisoned by the US government for seeking asylum in 2019.
The nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist church.
HT Rev. Karen Clark Ristine. pic.twitter.com/YRIl8me63y
— Matt Rindge (@mattrindge) December 8, 2019
(Thanks, Kathy Padilla!)