Liberal Church Erects Jaw-Dropping
Nativity With Baby Jesus in
DEDHAM, MA – St. Susanna’s Parish in Dedham, Massachusetts, has decided to mix politics and social activism with religion — and during Christmas no less.
So they are “…taking a picture of the world and putting it together with a Christmas message????”
If they truly cared for Our Children they would have erected a bunch of mountains of dead, murdered Babys, with rivers of blood, and PPh and Our Law Makers playing money-changers in the Temple, with their MILLION$$$$ stacked in front of them which they make daily selling fetal tissue for research or murdered Baby Body organs sold for transplant to the highest bidder.
These people could care less about these Children, other than their #AntiChildAgenda. What they DO NOT WANT IS THESE CHILDREN LOCKED AWAY WHERE THEY CANNOT GET TO THEM. Then, the next thing you know it will be a replay of January 2016 when Senator John McCain got so upset with Mark Greenberg and CPS, that he walked out of the bipartisan congressional investigation.
Incidentally, the headline read LAWMAKERS SAY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DELIVERED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CHILDREN TO PREDATORS, and there were 90,000 missing Children.
Instead of a traditional Nativity scene that focuses on the reason Christmas is celebrated — the birth of Jesus Christ — St. Susanna’s opted to erect a Nativity with a politically charged message.
The church’s Nativity depicts baby Jesus in an ICE detention cage, with the three Wise Men separated by a border fence with a “Deportation” sign, CBS News reported. Above the display is a sign that reads, “Peace on Earth?”
Some glaring issues — besides the fact that it completely ignores the meaning of Christmas — are immediately apparent with this Nativity to anyone familiar with the Bible. First and foremost is the fact that Mary, Joseph and Jesus were neither migrants nor illegal aliens.
They were ordered to Bethlehem to be counted for a census and to pay taxes. They were legally in the city.
Their only purpose in making their great journey to Bethlehem, particularly since Mary was pregnant, was due to the government order. They were there to fulfill their duty, then they planned on returning home.
Pastor Fr. Stephen Josoma explained the church’s unusual take on the Nativity story to CBS. “We try to take a picture of the world as it is and put it together with a Christmas message,” he said.
Fr. Josoma rejected the notion that the display was a dig at President Donald Trump or his policies, instead calling it “Gospel activism.”
“We talk about Matthew 25 feeding the hungry and welcoming the stranger,” he said.
“Jesus was about taking care of one another. This is not the way to take care of one another,” he said in reference to the current situation at the border.
This is not the first time this particular church has used the Nativity in order to push a political message. According to WMUR, last year’s display “depicted some of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.”
Besides the fact that using the Nativity to push a political agenda is in questionable taste — at best — the comparison between the Holy Family and caravan migrants doesn’t hold up. Joseph and Mary didn’t violently attack any soldiers or other law enforcement officials, nor did they break any laws in seeking asylum.
More importantly, there are more respectful ways of taking a stand that don’t include politicizing and corrupting a story that is so sacred to so many.