Our current political and world situation provides an incentive for us to learn and act says Pastor Dale with Christ Lutheran Church in Aptos, CA. This church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Come to Christ Lutheran on Sundays in March at 11:15 for a series of six classes titled Faith and Public Policy. Location: 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA. 831 688-5727 www.aptosChurch.org
The classes on Faith and Public Policy follow Christ Lutheran’s 10 am Worship service and time for Coffee, Food and Fellowship.
Pastor Dale will lead the discussion sessions based on online lectures and suggested readings by Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners.
Class 1 is titled Introduction. Class 2 is titled Poverty (Part II) of Jim Wallis’ online lectures. Class 3 is titled Immigration. Class 4 is titled Race and Religion.
For information on the online classes available through Jim Wallis:
Faith, Social Justice and Public Life
Breitbart’s perspective of Jim Wallis and Sojourners:
Resource for the Social Statement by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1991):
Start small in changing the world? Garden plots are available at Aptos Community Garden, an outreach of Christ Lutheran Church. Spade that dirt! Turn that soil! Make beautiful vegetables and flowers.
Sanctuary city Watsonville CA school district PVUSD lost $410 K school revenue in one day — because 7,600 students failed to attend school on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
Thursday PM there was a Day without Immigrants protest calling on all immigrants to abstain from work, school or shopping.
Illegal immigration: The travel plans of over 700 were disrupted this last week by ICE.
In LA, bad dudes — largely felons — from 12 countries were arrested by federal government on immigration violations.
These are bad men, largely felons: Of the 160 arrested in Los Angeles, CA about 150 had criminal histories, while five more had either been previously deported or had “final orders of removal”. Many of those arrested had prior felony convictions for “serious or violent offenses” including child sex crimes and assault.
The arrestees in the LA area – which were 95 percent male – included nationals from a dozen countries, according to ICE.
Across the USA over 700 arrests were made:
Interesting development: Mexico urges illegals to fight deportation via the court system.
In Mexico, influential Mexicans want illegals to go overwhelm the USA legal system via the court system.
A majority of Hispanic voters said they “support Donald Trump’s immigration policies,” undercutting the narrative that enforcing immigration law will drive away Latinos, one exit poll found.
The poll, conducted from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10 by Zogby Analytics for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), found 58.5 percent of Hispanic voters favored President-Elect Donald Trump’s immigration policies, compared to 32.9 percent for failed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Of all voters, 57.4 percent Latinos said they support Trump’s immigration policies, with 38.4 percent backing Clinton’s.
Firenze Sage: This answers the question of whether or not Latin workers want to compete with illegals who undercut wages for citizens.
But it is so — An Hispanic activist critical of Trump rapes an undocumented Hispanic female and then deletes text messages from her cell phone. She pressed charges the next day and the man, activist Yapias formerly of Peru/ Mexico was arrested.
Yes, it appears Mexican rapist Tony Yapias felt additionally empowered by the fact his victim was less likely to be able to contact law enforcement.
However, as Fox13 in Salt Lake Cityreports:
[…] Despite the woman’s fears concerning immigration issues, court documents state, she reported the assault the day after it happened. She was also examined by a forensic nurse who found she had multiple physical injuries consistent with her explanation of what happened(link)
Mr. Yapias threatened, raped and blackmailed his victim specifically because of her undocumented illegal immigration status
Firenze Sage: And, somewhere, the major media found this — and left it there.