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(RNS) At a teleconference Thursday (July 10), faith leaders asked Congress for emergency funds to help children who have entered the United States without lawful immigration papers and without a parent or guardian.


  1. See?

    Left anf right alike totally sack the public treasury for their pet project. Of course helping people is a worthy cause, but have you seen the debt clock?

    You are already broke. And flipping thay bill to unborn american “fetuses” is immoral if yoy believe they represent more than the modern terminology legally implies.

  2. For someone who complains about “fascist government”, you don’t seem to have a problem with a concentration camp full of children or deporting them to certain peril.

  3. The headline is misleading.Many Christian leaders are advocating deporting the children immediately and securing the border.
    For example, Bryan Fischer: ‘Our Southern Border Is There By God’s Design’
    and Pastor Jeffress:Pastor Robert Jeffress tells Fox: Jesus would have wanted a border fence

    • The Great God Pan

      Misleading headlines are par for the course at RNS, where people of faith are progressive and cuddly despite all the evidence to the contrary (including comments from its own religious readers such as Lles Nats).

    • I find calling Bryan Fischer or Pastor Jeffress Christian leaders to be greatly misleading. :)

  4. Chaplain Martin

    Many religious groups have had a long history of not asking for any government support of social causes. Baptist is one of the main ones. Baptist children’s homes probably receive DFCS payments for the children committed to their care but these a independent from the denomination, as a rule.

    My point is don’t ask government to fund any church’s efforts. Any federal or state fund must be to a cooperation that is secular in nature.
    Please my church friends turn to the faithful in your own flocks. Come together across denominational and even religious lines and reach out with your hearts. As Bob the builder says: “You can do it.”

    • Agreed and good comments. Don’t accept gov money if you want your mission to remain your own.

  5. People won’t stand by and watch children suffer.
    It is impossible. It doesn’t matter what religion does or does not do.

    Religion wants to take credit for everything – but it is an empty claim because they cause worse pain to children than they alleviate!

    Atheists are working hard to relieve these problems
    Not only for today’s crisis on this border but all around the world.

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