Saturday, May 1, 2010

Arizona’s SB 1070 is a Social and Racial Sin

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." - Statue of Liberty

"You are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt." - Deuteronomy 10:19

"Imagine being a Native American and hearing Americans talk about Immigration. Talk about illegal immigration." - Brian McLaren

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that, some have entertained angels without knowing it." - Hebrews 13:2

"It was called 'nation-building' when European Americans moved to the US, but it's called 'illegal immigration' when Latin Americans move here." - Sara Klosterboer

"Advocates of Free Market Capitalism call the flow of money 'profit,' while they call the flow of people 'illegal.' I guess deregulation has it's limits even for people who support deregulation." - Brian Brandsmeier

"When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. 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." - Leviticus 19:33-34

"Nothing can be done to restore Native American lands or history. Many traditions have been lost to colonialism. But we still have the capacity to find new solutions that rely on inclusion and respect. A great place to start is by including First Nation people's perspectives and needs in the economic and immigration policy debates." - Marta Donayre

"I am convinced [the Gospel of] Matthew included the flight to Egypt by Jesus and his family to show that Jesus' own story was part of the ancient story of Israel. They, too, fled to Egypt, suffered persecution, were redeemed by God, and then were empowered to live lives in solidarity with sojourners and aliens wherever they encountered them. Likewise disciples of Jesus throughout history pick up the same ministry of solidarity with displaced people. Jesus was an illegal alien and that ought to shape how we enter the current debate." - Shaun Casey

"Arizona’s SB 1070 must be named as a social and racial sin, and should be denounced as such by people of faith and conscience across the nation. This is not just about Arizona, but about all of us, and about what kind of country we want to be. It’s time to stand up to this new strategy of “deportation by attrition,” which I heard for the first time today in Arizona. It is a policy of deliberate political cruelty, and it should be remembered that “attrition” is a term of war. Arizona is deciding whether to wage war on the body of Christ. We should say that if you come after one part of the body, you come after all of us." - Jim Wallis

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5 comments:

  1. Ya this is a real problem in the people they didnt even see any thing they just jump in to this hell thing




    Nice sara and brian this is a real issue you both have high lighted Weldon keep up good work :)

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