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Wed Oct 17, 2018, 11:55 PM

Kansas preachers ask politicians to stop vilifying immigrants -- undocumented ones, too

Source: Kansas City Star


BY RICK MONTGOMERY
rmontgomery@kcstar.com
October 17, 2018 05:50 PM

More than 70 Kansas religious leaders and community activists have signed an open letter urging the state’s candidates for elective office to stop the “vilification” of immigrants in campaign discourse.

“Immigrants — including our undocumented brothers and sisters — are a vital part of our community,” said the Rev. Rick Behrens, a Kansas City, Kan., Presbyterian pastor who read from the letter at a Wednesday news conference in Olathe. “They contribute to our economy, they go to school with our kids, they attend religious services with us.

“Despite the fear-mongering, immigrants commit less crime than native born.”

Organizers said the letter will be sent this week to scores of Kansas candidates for state and federal races, Republicans and Democrats.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article220171325.html

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Judi Lynn Oct 17 OP
FiveGoodMen Oct 18 #1
msongs Oct 18 #2
Judi Lynn Oct 18 #3
jberryhill Oct 18 #4

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 01:38 AM

1. THAT is interesting news

Hope it's the start of a trend!

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 01:55 AM

2. the nazis effectively neutered german churches, suprisingly quickly. concentration camps will

have that effect

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 02:04 AM

3. Unexpected, for sure, especially in a state which has been dominated by the GOP anti-immigrant,

Trump ally, and Republican candidate for Kansas governor,









Krazy Kris Kobach passing a Kansas house of religiosity with his giant gun.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 07:34 AM

4. It's an unrepresentative liberal religious organization

This group is hardly representative of the bible-bangin' Jesus-believin' crowd in Kansas:

"Signers of the open letter include Rabbi Moti Rieber of Kansas Interfaith Action, Moussa Elbayoumy of the Council on American Islamic Relations-Kansas and a dozen Catholic nuns."

That it was signed by Jews, Muslims and Catholics is reason enough for the born-again folks to discount it.

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