Letter to the Editor

Jesus Was Not a Refugee


January 2, 2020

To the Editor:

I held my tongue throughout the month of December as comments filled TV, the internet and newspapers claiming that Mary, Joseph and Jesus were refugees, comparing them to the Syrian crisis and the influx of illegals crossing our borders daily.

Sorry, just can't hold it any longer. The Holy family was not fleeing a civil war. They were returning home for a government-mandated census. (Luke 2: 1- 7) Mary and Joseph were not turned away from inns because they were refugees. There were simply no more rooms available in Bethlehem as it was overflowing with others returning home...

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