Prayers offered for separated families during World Refugee Day

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • Thomas Jefferson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 21, 2018 10:58 a.m.

    BYUalum says:

    "I do not want families to be separated. However, I do not want tens of thousands of illegals streaming over our borders without some type of vetting and then expecting the United States citizens to fund them, feed them, and pay their medical bills."

    There is that christian love I hear so much about. As Jesus said 'If someone comes to your land fleeing poverty or war dont let them stay. Make their lives miserable as you can so they leave and you will be blessed' (paraphrased or completly made up).

    Read the bible.

  • Thomas Jefferson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 21, 2018 10:57 a.m.

    Prayers offered? Why? Does 'god' not know about the situation? Or is god waiting for us to beg?

    Prayer is just talking to yourself and then patting yourself on the back for 'helping'.

  • Doctor Leslie Whited Kaysville, UT
    June 21, 2018 2:09 a.m.

    The hard work and contributions of immigrants and refugees to America really needs to be sung again. At one time people were saying the same things about my Irish ancestors - don't hire them, don't feed them, don't help them. The person calling everyone to prayer, Mr. Jose Bonilla, came to America, worked very hard, still does. He is now working for AZ Produce and MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries (Associate Director for Volunteer and Community Relations). He is now a US citizen but at one time wasn't - fleeing civil war in El Salvador that the US helped fund to gain military bases. His is just one example of many New Americans that work very hard in America building our country with the same hard work ethic that Euro-Americans once had. It is time to recognize hard-working New Americans who are in the vast majority of those coming to America. This is the very heart beat of our essence as Americans. The Spirit of the poem on our Statue of Liberty by Emma Lazarus: Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    June 20, 2018 10:09 p.m.

    I do not want families to be separated. However, I do not want tens of thousands of illegals streaming over our borders without some type of vetting and then expecting the United States citizens to fund them, feed them, and pay their medical bills.

    We need to build a secure wall on our Southern border yesterday.