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'It's a moral crisis': Families Belong Together rally in Little Rock takes stand on treatment of children at border

By Francisca Jones

This article was published June 30, 2018 at 5:30 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette moral crisis illustration.

Area faith leaders who have strongly opposed the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border will be among those pushing for additional change today at the Families Belong Together rally in Little Rock.

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dana72023 says... June 30, 2018 at 5:47 a.m.

Why weren't they protesting when Obama was doing it?

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Jfish says... June 30, 2018 at 6:36 a.m.

Why don't all of these churches just open their doors and house and feed them all? There, problem solved.

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Dero says... June 30, 2018 at 9:05 a.m.

If Little Rock's First United Methodist Church want’s to express genuine concern they may sponsor all the individual’s they care to import…and be responsible for…while they await the immigration process.

If Rabbi Barry Block of Congregation B'nai Israel wants to quote from the Pentateuch, attempting to apply these laws to Gentiles, will he next advocate death for those not observing the Sabbath?

Finally, no one and no law prohibits either of these churches to sponsor these individuals into this nation. They can pay, themselves, and import all of these people they choose to bring in legally but please don’t besmirch my Lord and Savior’s church or His chosen people with Hypocrisy. PLEASE!

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mrcharles says... June 30, 2018 at 10:06 a.m.

Oh ye of little faith and knowledge.

Dero, besmirch! Your deity , huh? Of course ignore exodus but follow jesus, the one who his family thought was mental and later said hate family but love your neighbor. If the immigrants were midianites, you could join in the rape and slaughter.

Cossack! Conquistador!

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23cal says... June 30, 2018 at 10:54 a.m.

dana...The Obama administration did not have a policy which separated families and caged children. The Obama policy dealt with UNACCOMPANIED MINORS who came to the border unaccompanied.
The Trump administration policy CREATES unaccompanied minors by separating families. You need to seek a better and more honest source of information.
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It's a pretty simple difference. If you can't comprehend the difference, you're trying very hard not to.
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JFish......good call. And while they're at it, why don't the churches "just open their doors and house and feed " all of the homeless and the hungry? Problem solved.
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If Trump hadn't created this problem, there wouldn't be one which needed to be solved. You know, the one where he said he couldn't do anything, and then he did something? Yeah, that problem.
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Love they neighbor as thyself.
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Jesus wept.

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Dero says... June 30, 2018 at 11:05 a.m.

For those that THINK they know The Bible or Exodus please inform me of the law that was broken in "The Exodus". I am not against immigration. I believe we should help those seeking Asylum, legitimately. I am merely asking "If you WANT to support these people, why aren't you stepping up to your words?" I am merely pointing out there is a legal method. Our government moves slowly but YOU COULD STEP UP and sponsor people personally if you mean what you say. Don't preach to me what you are unwilling to do yourself....or recognize that you are a Hypocrite.

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RBear says... June 30, 2018 at 7:05 p.m.

Dero I'm not sure how much you know about immigrant sponsorship, but a church cannot sponsor an immigrant. The USCIS code clearly states it MUST be an individual and there are other requirements as well, including minimum income levels. So, that must be some meme running around the right wing sites but it's false information.

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GeneralMac says... June 30, 2018 at 7:39 p.m.

You don't want your kids separated?

Don't enter the US ILLEGALLY.

Sounds simple enough.

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mrcharles says... June 30, 2018 at 8:26 p.m.

Dero, I would be your huckleberry!

Point being that boss of bosses said you shall not oppress a stranger...something about be a stranger in Egypt. Dont think separating kids is "not" oppressing.

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sjmays says... June 30, 2018 at 8:50 p.m.

GM - your humanity is overwhelming.

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