Indianapolis church 'detains' Jesus, Mary, Joseph to protest Trump's immigration policy

Indianapolis church places Mary Joseph Baby Jesus inside cage to protest Trump immigration policies

"We've been working pastorally and also raising our voices on behalf of families who have come to our country seeking safety and seeking a future for their children".

Christ Church Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Indianapolis, is protesting the detention of families under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting as many people as possible for crossing into the United States illegally.

Carlsen said he does not know how long the display will be outside the church.

To send a message about family detentions on the USA border, an IN church made a decision to lock Jesus, Mary and Joseph inside a cage.

The display has a sign saying #EveryFamilyIsHoly and its Spanish equivalent, #CadaFamiliaEsSagrada.

"I think our faith tells us where we need to be". For thousands of families as for Jesus et al, "It is a cage, it's a detention center, its a concentration camp", says the Rev. Stephen Carlsen, rector of the church.

The caged Holy Family is part of the church's "Every Family is Holy" campaign.

"We must not be divided by race, language or culture but reach out to care for our neighbors - because every family is sacred", he said. "They had to flee for asylum in Egypt. ..."

"We don't want this message to disappear", he said.

"A number of our congregants at the cathedral are first or second-generation immigrants and this situation is not abstract to them and this is not abstract for us", he said. The Star noted that both Carlsen and Curtis attended the Families Belong Together rally over the weekend to protest the administration's family separation policy, and the two also attended separate March for Our Lives rallies this spring, to protest inaction on gun control, following the Parkland shooting.

It wasn't clear how long the display would be up, but when ABC News asked, Carlsen said, "How long are we going to keep detaining families indefinitely?"

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