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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:29 AM

The nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist church:

The nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist church.
HT Rev. Karen Clark Ristine.





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Reply The nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist church: (Original post)
demmiblue Dec 8 OP
ChubbyStar Dec 8 #1
tblue37 Dec 8 #2
Shrike47 Dec 8 #3
demmiblue Dec 8 #4
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 8 #25
Shrike47 Dec 8 #27
SCVDem Dec 8 #46
NewJeffCT Dec 9 #51
FailureToCommunicate Dec 8 #35
magicarpet Dec 8 #5
Tree-Hugger Dec 8 #6
keithbvadu2 Dec 8 #7
CaptYossarian Dec 8 #10
catrose Dec 8 #31
StarryNite Dec 8 #8
Farmer-Rick Dec 8 #9
CaptYossarian Dec 8 #12
Tanuki Dec 8 #11
iluvtennis Dec 8 #15
bronxiteforever Dec 8 #13
iluvtennis Dec 8 #14
Upthevibe Dec 8 #16
zentrum Dec 8 #17
Nature Man Dec 8 #18
PatrickforO Dec 8 #19
Hekate Dec 8 #20
demmiblue Dec 8 #21
UniteFightBack Dec 8 #22
soldierant Dec 8 #36
Mersky Dec 8 #23
TruckFump Dec 8 #24
Ligyron Dec 8 #26
SergeStorms Dec 8 #28
SCVDem Dec 8 #47
stopdiggin Dec 8 #29
barbtries Dec 8 #30
Demovictory9 Dec 8 #32
ronatchig Dec 8 #33
democrank Dec 8 #34
Karadeniz Dec 8 #37
Joinfortmill Dec 8 #38
wnylib Dec 8 #39
Rhiannon12866 Dec 8 #48
wnylib Dec 8 #49
cp Dec 8 #40
a kennedy Dec 8 #41
BuffaloJackalope Dec 8 #42
Ferrets are Cool Dec 8 #43
Rebl2 Dec 8 #45
burrowowl Dec 8 #44
NurseJackie Dec 9 #50
Nature Man Dec 9 #52

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:31 AM

1. Haunting and powerful

K&R

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:32 AM

2. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:33 AM

3. Are you in Claremont? I lived there a long time ago. Nice town, loved it.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:35 AM

4. No, I am on the other side of the country (MI).

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:15 PM

25. Where is it? Seems missing in tweet

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:25 PM

27. Well, I was thinking of Claremont, California, east of LA. Small town with several colleges.

Pomona, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna colleges. When I went to Pitzer, the Harvey Mudd and Pomona football team (it took both colleges to muster up a team) played CalTech in the Rose Bowl in a regular division game. There were maybe 300 spectators in a 100,000 seat arena.

At that time, all students were required to live on campus so the town wasn’t overwhelmed by students.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:41 PM

46. Harvey Mudd

Not to be confused with Harcourt Fenton Mudd!

If you know what I mean, you get it.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #46)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 08:53 AM

51. Harcourt Fenton Mudd!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:36 PM

35. Claremont, California, believe it or not. Even though it is home to five colleges, it is

a fairly conservative area, except for particularly one part of town where many retired missionaries and ministers live. THAT part is a hot bed of liberal progressives. (One townie was getting in to his Humvee, and quipped "I look at the signs on the lawns over in THAT neighborhood, and then vote for the other guy!" )

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:35 AM

5. I like the barbed wire,...

.... at the top on the chain link fence,...

...that is such a nice touch.

Are there machine gun towers with snipers and assassins too ?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:40 AM

6. Wow

Powerful

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:52 AM

7. Where are the Three ICE Men?

Where are the Three ICE Men?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:00 PM

10. The Brown Shirts are picking up more brown people.

For Der Fuehrer.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:24 PM

31. Duzy

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:55 AM

8. kick!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:59 AM

9. It took me awhile, but I get it.

At first I thought they were trying to protect the statues from vandals and angry atheists.

But then I remembered how Dumpy Trumpy and his Slovenian sex worker like the concentration camps for children.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:02 PM

12. The Slovenian sex worker doesn't care. Do you?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:01 PM

11. This was the nativity scene last Christmas at St. Susana's Catholic Church in Dedham, Ma:




Father Stephen Josoma is the pastor.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:12 PM

15. Wow, another good one.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:06 PM

13. Kick and recommend.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:12 PM

14. Spot on. thanks for this post.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:13 PM

16. Kick....:-( n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:17 PM

17. Powerful. About time.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:18 PM

18. Amen

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:31 PM

19. Excellent. Thanks for posting. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:31 PM

20. Excellent. Back in Sept a Virgin of Guadalupe icon was posted:arrested by ICE, baby in cage...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:38 PM

21. A couple of their previous nativity scenes:

Claremont United Methodist Church features #TrayvonMartin in a nativity scene.Hoping to stir convo about gun violence






Claremont United Methodist Church #NativityScenes Artist: John Zachary @UMNS @CalPacUMC @jahnzaq @UMCommunication







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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:38 PM

22. Doesn't this just fill me with ideas as what to do with my Russiapublican sisters nativity scene. nt

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 03:58 PM

36. Pics please.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:53 PM

23. Crushing. Poignant. Whoa.

Stark, visual truth telling.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:59 PM

24. Bravo!

KnR for the truth!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:17 PM

26. As far as I'm concerned...

It's fine w me if that particular church can continue to avoid paying taxes for ..
oh, say ... an 3 extra years no matter how they change the tax code.

There really are a few good eggs here and there in those institutions.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:55 PM

28. Now THIS is religion with which I have no problem.

Evangelicals and the "prosperity gospel" assholes can go take a running jump.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:44 PM

47. Perfect!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:02 PM

29. Thank you. If that doesn't hit you in the gut ...

no soul.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:25 PM

32. wow

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:31 PM

33. Powerful as it is

It would be even more so with 3 ICE agents ,with nightsticks, standing guard ready to give out some Trump justice. .

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:32 PM

34. Gut-wrenching

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 04:37 PM

37. A church teaching what it's supposed to teach.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 05:10 PM

38. Whoa

That makes quite a statement.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 05:40 PM

39. Fantastic!! Gonna recommend it to my church.

I went to a committee meetng today about how our local congregation can help the church' s national body with its legal and humanitarian aid st the border. Longer range hope is to work with other.progressive denominations in the community whose national bodies also have refugee and immigration aid programs to increase effectiveness.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #39)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 10:33 PM

48. Excellent idea! We all should!

This is a powerful and effective message well worth spreading! Here's hoping that others see this and it takes off. Kudos!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #48)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:13 PM

49. if the various churches raise awareness among their members

and get informed, they can make a difference. Besides legal and humanitarian aid, we want to start a letter writing campaign to senators and House representatives.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 05:42 PM

40. Wow

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 05:52 PM

41. OMGawd........

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 05:57 PM

42. But try and tell those RW "Christians" that Christ began him life as a refugee...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 07:53 PM

43. One of the most powerful statements I've ever seen. nt

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #43)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:32 PM

45. Yes indeed

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 08:49 PM

44. Excellent social commentary

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:22 AM

50. OMG! A gut-punch. Anger and tears... it got the right reaction from me.

Well done!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 09:53 AM

52. Trumpsuckers

jerk off to this kind of imagery.

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