"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Friday, August 18, 2006

Illegal Immigration: Let’s Talk About Separation of Church and State

This is akin to the Cindy "Sheehanization" of the church. The minister uses his pulpit as a political soapbox or bully pulpit, and that my friends is sauteed in all sorts of wrong sauce.

I can take the idea of the church taking Arellano in as an offer of some type of selfless, giving, or Christian caring way, but not in a blinking broadway billboard activist way.

Or members of the congregation taking the battle on, but the "ordained by a Trade School found on a matchbox ad," minister activist is egregious.

The people that flip out about crossing the Church/State line don't seem to be piping up on this one do they.

Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica:

Since when is the church, of any denomination, in a position to tell us which governmental laws we are to obey and which laws we are to deem unfair, thus giving us the clear conscience to ignore them?

Jesus stated very clearly: "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's" ~ Matthew 22:21

The church is supposed to support its members spiritually, giving assistance to the poor when necessary, and to teach its members to become more like Christ. Christ taught humility, humbleness, meekness, and obedience. Jesus never taught disobedience or that you can pick and choose the laws you wish to obey.

We have watched as, sadly, churches became the sanctuary for pedophiles. Is the church now willing to shelter all forms of illegality? They will if this is allowed to continue or if activists have their way because the Chicago Tribune is reporting:

In a sign that immigrant leaders hope to elevate Arellano's situation, the group that has helped organize major street marches in Chicago urged immigrants all over the country Thursday to follow Arellano's example and seek sanctuary in their local churches.

Yes. The leftists and illegal immigrant activists are all over this one, suddenly adopting the belief that perhaps there shouldn't be a separation of church and state after all. At least, not when the church can serve their agenda.

The Church is supposed to be a place where people can go to acknowledge, confess, repent, and turn away from their sins, not a place to hide from them.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**


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