Sunday, January 29, 2017
We demand that the US government create a Lutheran registry
We demand that the US government create a Lutheran registry. Just saying.
I’ll just leave this right here:
"As Lutherans, many of our ancestors faced the pain of having to flee our homes and the joy of being welcomed in new communities across the United States. As we have done throughout history, I urge our elected officials to honor our biblical witness as well as the best of our nation’s traditions of refuge and stand firmly against any policies that result in scaling back the refugee resettlement program." - The Rev. Elisabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Retrieved Jan. 27, 2017
I am a Matthew chapter 25 chaplain to give voice to those often without a voice, to give form to my love of "other,” because I hate bullies and bullying, because God has called me as a chaplain to be welcoming and showing hospitality and mercy to all.
Leviticus 19:34: The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
Washington Post: Judge halts deportations as refugee ban causes worldwide furor By Jerry Markon, Emma Brown and Katherine Shaver January 29 at 2:19 AM http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2017/01/washington-post-judge-halts.html
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Emergency Motion for Stay of Removal January 28, 2017
In New York, lawyers for two Iraqi men detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport — one of whom served the U.S. military mission in Iraq — filed a federal lawsuit challenging the order as unconstitutional.
[Read the complaint] http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/local/petition-for-writ-of-habeas-corpus-on-behalf-of-iraqi-refugees-detained-at-jfk-airport/2311/
Case 1:17-cv-00480 United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Emergency Motion for Stay of Removal January 28, 2017
One of the men, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, was released Saturday afternoon without explanation from federal officials. “This is the humanity, this is the soul of America,’’ he told reporters. “This is what pushed me to move, to leave my country and come here … America is the land of freedom — the land of freedom, the land of the right.’’
"First they came for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time no one was left to speak up."
Pastor Martin Niemoeller, German clergyman (1892-1984)
who opposed Nazism.*****
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