Jesus, Mary and Joseph put in 'ICE detention' by Indianapolis church

Jesus, Mary and Joseph put in 'ICE detention' by Indianapolis church

Jesus, Mary and Joseph put in 'ICE detention' by Indianapolis church

An Indiana church on Tuesday placed statues of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus inside a barricaded fence as a way to protest President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Democratic voters will support Republicans because of ICE criticism Coney Barrett, Kavanaugh among candidates who met with Trump: report Trump administration recommends against allowing China Mobile access to U.S. market MORE's immigration policies. The image calls attention to idea of The Holy Family as refugees seeking asylum from Egypt.

A church in Indianapolis made quite a statement Tuesday morning in protest of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

Carlsen said that this isn't the first time the church has taken a stance on social and political issues.

To send a message about family detentions on the US border, an IN church chose to lock Jesus, Mary and Joseph inside a cage. A sign placed near the cage reads #EveryFamilyIsHoly. The church has taken a strong position against the separation of families at the USA border.

The Department of Justice recently announced that it will no longer separate immigrant families - but rather detain them together.

Carlsen said the church puts out a crèche - the Nativity scene that often includes the Holy family, shepherds, the star of Bethlehem and angels - every year around Christmas as a "symbol of a homeless family with nowhere to go and where Christ was born".

"We must not be divided by race, language or culture, but reach out to care for our neighbours-because every family is sacred". He said he has never done anything like this before, but felt the display was important to make.

"On our lawn tonight we placed The Holy #ICE detention", the church tweeted. President Donald Trump issued an executive order meant to stop the separation of families.

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