Indianapolis Church Puts Jesus in a Cage to Protest Immigration Policy

Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis is taking a stand against President Trump’s immigration policies by setting up a nativity scene in front of the church that shows Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus surrounded by a cage.

From the Indianapolis Star:

The Rev. Lee Curtis, who came up with the idea for the demonstration, said the Biblical trio was a family of refugees seeking asylum in Egypt.

“This family is every family, and every family is holy,” Curtis said.

The church set up the caged nativity scene Monday night as part of its #EveryFamilyIsHoly campaign.

And in a statement on the church’s web site written by the dean of the church, he states  “the Holy Family today calls us to stand with all families seeking safety and a future for their children. We will not stand by while children are being taken from their parents, and families are being taken from our communities and congregations.”

The church has also launched a Twitter campaign entitled #EveryFamilyisHoly.


This is a very public and very bold political stance for a church to take. Does it violate separation of church and state? Should churches even be entering into this kind of discussion? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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