Indianapolis Church Cages Mary, Joseph and Jesus in 'Controversial' Protest of Trump's Immigration Policy

Christ Church Cathedral, an Episcopal church in Indianapolis, has placed figures of Mary, Joseph and a baby Jesus in a cage outside the building to protest the inhumane "zero tolerance" immigration policies of President Donald Trump.


"They were a homeless family with nowhere to stay. I think our faith tells us where we need to be. The fact that it's controversial isn't because I want to be controversial,"  Steve Carlson, the church's dean, said. "What's controversial is that we're turning away from the values that should be guiding us. The point of a religious icon is to move our hearts. If at first, people are upset by it, that might just be God trying to move their hearts. I hope their hearts soften."

When asked how long the display would remain up, Carlson responded: "How long are we going to keep detaining families indefinitely?"

Watch the interview with Carlson below.

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