Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Jackass on Beacon Street

The Boston Globe is still doing the bidding for former State Senator and homosexual activist Jarrett Barrios.

Radicals for illegal immigration, led by Barrios, managed to get a big photo on page 1 of the B section in Monday's Globe. His gimmick was for teenagers playing the shelterless Holy Family (complete with donkey) to parade through the streets by the State House, implying an equivalence with hardships faced by illegals in this country now. What a joke.

"It seems to have become very easy for people who call themselves Christians to forget this fundamental theme of our faith - that God directed us to love everyone without exception," said Jarrett Barrios, an organizer of the event and a former state senator who in 2006 sponsored a bill to allow illegal immigrant children to pay in-state tuition, which ultimately failed.

Read more:

Through Bible story, many others told; On Three Kings Day, advocates act out skits illustrating the hardships immigrants face, Boston Globe (1-7-08)
Yesterday, on the Three Kings Day, more than 350 immigrant advocates, clergy, and others walked behind two Boston high school students playing Mary and Joseph around Boston Common in a twist on the Latin American tradition known as "Las Posadas," which is Spanish for shelter.
Their goal: to make a point about the treatment of the 12 million immigrants living illegally in the United States.
Immigrants and advocates gathered on the Common amid holiday lights still twinkling on barren trees to re-create the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Reading from a script in English and Spanish, the two high school students acted out skits illustrating the hardships immigrants face....

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, said advocates are misusing the Bible to make a political point to garner sympathy for immigrants who are breaking the law.
"They're essentially manipulating a scripture for current political purposes. It's not appropriate in any policy area," said Krikorian. "The Bible doesn't tell us what the minimum wage should be or anything else. It's a broad perspective on how to think about issues."...