"Any law that opposes the law of God is not a law that should be obeyed, even though it may lead to incarceration."Since the Hazleton ordinance only tries to reduce illegal immigrants settling in their city and doesn't, for instance, suggest flogging them or anything, one has to assume that Lopez thinks that the Bible would approve of massive illegal immigration.
A prayer vigil emphasizing the Bible's call to "welcome the stranger" followed, with readings and speeches by a local pastor, rabbi and priest and the Rev. Miguel Rivera, leader of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders.If their argument holds any water, then no nation on Earth can morally enforce its immigration laws, right? Since there are five billion people on Earth poorer than Mexicans, shouldn't they be allowed to move anywhere they want, no matter the objections of the countries they move to? (Hey! Maybe all of Bangladesh could move to Mexico, since they're much poorer than Mexicans).
"It's an honor and blessing to work with all the Latinos in Hazleton," said the Rev. John Ruth, a priest who ministers to Spanish speakers at St. Gabriel's Church. "We are all sons and daughters of God."
"When a stranger resides with you in your land, you should not oppress the stranger," said Rabbi Michael Michlin, quoting a passage from Leviticus. "You should love the stranger as yourself."
Demonstrators, at least half of whom came from Philadelphia and Allentown, carried signs that read, "Love thy Neighbor" and "We are Called to Welcome the Stranger."
Immigration · Wed, 09/06/2006 - 00:02 · Importance: 1