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Church Goes Overboard With Immigration Protest

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An Indiana church displayed statues of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus detained in a fenced cage topped with barbed wire, according to AP News.

The display outside of Christ Church Cathedral on downtown Indianapolis’ Monument Circle serves as a symbol of protest against Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Rev. Stephen Carlsen, dean and rector of the church, said the display is part of the church’s “Every Family is Holy Campaign” — part of an initiative that aims to call attention to and denounce the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy that is currently holding migrant families in detention centers.

Rev. Carlsen said that, much like illegal immigrants, the Holy Family was “a homeless family with nowhere to stay.”

“I know what the Bible said,” Carlsen said. “We’re supposed to love our neighbors as ourselves,” he told the Indianapolis Star.

“This holy family is every family, and every family is holy,” said Rev. Lee Curtis, who came up with the idea for the display.