Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Iowa Churches Diverge On Immigration Issues

The New York Times yesterday posted an article titled An ICE Raid Leaves an Iowa Town Divided Along Faith Lines. The investigative piece explores how an ICE raid at an Iowa concrete plant has generated different responses locally from members of different Christian denominations:
President Trump’s immigration crackdown has been promoted with biblical righteousness by senior members of his administration, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions. And in heartland communities where the president is popular, the crackdown is often debated — by supporters and critics alike — through the lens of Christian morality.