Skip to comments.Defund Lutherans for Open Borders Now!
Posted on 07/17/2019 4:57:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
If you were shocked by the images of the Mexican flag flying over an Aurora, Colorado, immigration detention center this weekend, you'll be appalled at an even more disgusting spectacle:
One of the top promoters of the so-called Lights for Liberty nationwide protests by Trump-hating, ICE-bashing radicals was a nonprofit religious organization known as the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. As a designated "host," LIRS played a key role in publicizing, organizing and participating in demonstrations against President Donald Trump's deportation enforcement actions targeting some 2,000 illegal immigrants and their families who have ignored removal orders or skipped out on court hearings.
Brazen hatred of cops, Border Patrol and ICE agents were on full display at the open borders protests fronted by LIRS and other left-wing groups, including Code Pink, CASA and CAIR. Marchers echoed the "Close the Concentration Camps" rhetoric of Congressional Brat Pack Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). They carried signs declaring "ICE=Gestapo" and "Free the People, Burn the Camps." It's not just idle rhetoric. Antifa thug Willem Van Spronsen, armed with a rifle and incendiary devices, attempted to set a Tacoma ICE facility on fire on Saturday before being shot dead. He has been hailed as a "hero" and a "martyr" by fellow "progressive" travelers, while sympathetic mainstream reporters and activists look the other way.
The president and CEO of LIRS, Krishanti Vignarajah, is a Sri Lankan refugee and former Michelle Obama policy director who led the Lights for Liberty event in Washington, D.C. She argues that Americans are obligated to open the floodgates at the southern border (since she turned out so great) and vehemently opposes what she calls "militant border enforcement." To these border-sabotaging radicals, of course, any border enforcement is "militant."
LIRS sounds like just the kind of extremist group you'd expect to be kept afloat by billionaire George Soros' big bucks. But hold on to your wallets and your American flags, folks: In 2016, LIRS relied on $64.7 million in government subsidies from taxpayers -- that's you and me -- to fund a whopping 96.2% of its budget.
LIRS is one of nine agencies that receives tens of millions of dollars to resettle refugees from around the world. The organization brags that it is "a vital arm of the United States refugee admissions program" that has worked with the State Department to import "over 500,000 refugees" to our country. One of LIRS' most famous clients? Somalian-born Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose immigration, marriage and tax fraud problems I reported on in my column last month.
If only a fraction of LIRS clients share Omar's contempt for our security and self-governance, you can see the trouble we're in. And that's just the caseload of one of the nine resettlement giants that together rake in an estimated $1 billion a year.
In addition, the Lutheran nonprofit is one of two specially designated groups (the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is the other) that is contracted by the government to provide social services and benefits (including "psycho-educational support" and "low-cost or pro bono immigration legal assistance") to sponsor families hosting illegal immigrant children.
Disguised as compassion and Christian morality, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service's activism is a profit-seeking machine -- even as the agency has been plagued by allegations of mismanagement that prompted an external probe two years ago. Last week, the group unveiled yet another initiative: "United Sanctuaries of America." You should know, especially if you are a citizen of faith who believes in the sovereignty of our country, that the following organizations are partnering with LIRS, possibly to erase our borders:
--New Sanctuary Coalition
--Hispanic Heritage Foundation
--League of United Latin American Citizens
--Washington Office on Latin America
--Mary's Center and Hispanic Federation
--Gethsemane Lutheran Church
--Good Shepherd Lutheran
--Church of the Reformation
--Christ the Servant Lutheran
--Our Savior Lutheran
Bottom line: Open borders equals cash flow: more aliens, more grants, bigger paychecks.
Exit question: Will a single American elected official please stand up and challenge the continued public funding of this subversive religious racket bent on hoisting foreign flags and alien interests above our own?
These are surely ELCA affiliated. Can’t see Missouri Synod folks — i.e. real Lutherans — getting into this sort of nonsense.
They are just profiting off of Magic Dirt.
Thanks for posting.
DEFUND anti-American, anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-individual, anti-life, antifa collectives.
Defund ALL open borders groups. They are NOT Christian.
I walked away from ANY organized religion years ago. There’s no such thing as “collective” salvation.
Uncanny how many of their objectives have been accomplished, including this one.
It's no coincidence that mainstream Big Business denominations have fallen in line with the Communist Party line.
Matt 7: 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.
Also, and I forgot to included, catholicism in all of this. They’re the prime mover in societal evil. Catholic charities and all. Plus their insane pope.
Very well said
Religions have become widespread nests of treason. The ones that profit from the immigration business. Catholic social services, the Lutheran, and many Baptists
You’re welcome, but what’s repbublic?
Lutheran,Methodist,Episcopal,Mormon and many others are what Jesus warned: Be aware of false prophets. Many will come in my name.
"Impoverished migrants" withdraw 4-5 figure sums......empty out Western Unions
americanthinker.com ^ | 6/25/2019 | Monica Showalter / FR Posted on 6/25/2019, 5:40:20 PM by rktman
Fearful migrants have tons of tax-dollars (collected under several identities) from their extended visa-free stays here.
NOTE: Claiming "asylum" triggers hefty monthly SS checks.
The Washington Examiner reports the "fearful migrants" are cleaning out Western Unions in Texas, making bahuge withdrawals:
SAN ANTONIO, Texas People assisting the thousands of migrants who have arrived in San Antonio after being released from federal custody say Western Unions downtown are regularly running out of cash as a result of the high number of withdrawals being made by emigrants from Central American and African nations. Western Union has run out for the past two-and-a-half months," said Khalid Chini, a local resident and volunteer at the migrant resource center downtown. "All the surrounding area, the Western Unions, they run out of money. Withdrawals are running in the four and five-figure sums, according to the Examiner: (Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Fearful migrants Western Union pile is aside from the remittances already sent back home in their violence-proned countries to which they are anxious to return.....flush with thousands in cash.
African migrants newly arrived at our southern border flash rolls of $100 bills
American Mirror ^ | June 16, 2019 | Kyle Olson / FR Posted by yesthatjallen (Video at link)
The poor huddled masses coming across the southern border may not be so poor after all. Swiss journalist Urs Gehriger recently visited African migrants who breached the border and hung out on the streets of San Antonio, Texas, waiting to go elsewhere in the country, and he met hostility from people who didnt want to share details about their experiences, conflicted each other, and had rolls of $100 bills.
In a recording played on Fox News, Gehriger asks a migrant from Congo how she got to America. She refused to say.
As Gehriger continued to ask simple questions, he said they backtracked and were not answering at all.
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explained how migrant children are being rented to help other migrants claim asylum when attempting to cross into the U.S. over the southern border. During an interview with Fox News Sunday Morning Futures, host Maria Bartiromo pressed Graham on the claim that migrants have been renting their children so that others can claim asylum in the U.S. and his claim that 30% of families apprehended while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border are not really related.
Graham responded by saying that officials at the border have started a pilot program where they are testing the DNA of migrant family units at the border and that he was told of about 60 children who were being recycled at the border to allow more people to claim asylum.
They told us about 60 children that were recycled, said Graham. They pick the child up in Central America, they bring them to the United States, everybodys released, and the child goes back to Central America to do it again. Watch the video at web site.
Of course its the wacko ELCA.
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