Church bans term - illegal immigrant' as - dehumanizing'

Mar 20, 2012 Full story: Salt Lake Tribune 51

The First United Methodist Church became the latest group making a push to eliminate using the term "illegal" when describing undocumented immigrants after its board passed a resolution to that effect.

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magadala

Seattle, WA

#1 Mar 20, 2012
Hill said using the word "illegal" to describe a person is "inappropriate."

Don't these left wing liberals know that this tactic no longer works?!!!

Illegal is what it/he/she is, and that's what I'm gonna call it!

Don't like it, LEAVE!!!

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#2 Mar 20, 2012
magadala wrote:
Hill said using the word "illegal" to describe a person is "inappropriate."
Don't these left wing liberals know that this tactic no longer works?!!!
Illegal is what it/he/she is, and that's what I'm gonna call it!
Don't like it, LEAVE!!!
they can pass anything they want, they can not force their church members to stop using it.

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#3 Mar 20, 2012
didn't that same group violate federal laws by housing that church rat years ago?

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#4 Mar 21, 2012
The church will change its tune as soon as one of its own is negatviely impacted by an "illegal iimigrant". It will be up in arms wondering how and why it happened to one of its own.

Since: Nov 09

Newnan, GA

#5 Mar 21, 2012
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT...ANCHOR BABY ANCHOR BABY ANCHOR BABY....I guess I will never be able to join the methodist church....

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#6 Mar 21, 2012
Criminal parasites is the proper term. This church obviously took a bribe from the local chamber of commerce.

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#7 Mar 21, 2012
illegal alien is the proper term and that church as well as all like it has gone against the teachings of the bible that they are said to uphold.

time to yank that tax exempt free ride from all these fake churches.
Free is free

Rio Rancho, NM

#8 Mar 21, 2012
Churches need to STFU, where politics and law are concerned, unless they'd like to contribute a portion of their income for their voice.
Obi Won

Rochelle, IL

#9 Mar 21, 2012
Free is free wrote:
Churches need to STFU, where politics and law are concerned, unless they'd like to contribute a portion of their income for their voice.
They are responding to human dignity and justice. This has nothing to do with politics.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#10 Mar 21, 2012
They should ban the term illegal immigrant. They are illegal aliens. The term illegal immigrant is dehumanizing to immigrants.

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#11 Mar 21, 2012
Free is free wrote:
Churches need to STFU, where politics and law are concerned, unless they'd like to contribute a portion of their income for their voice.
I wholeheartedly agree. Remove their tax exempt status.
Free is free

Rio Rancho, NM

#12 Mar 21, 2012
Obi Won wrote:
<quoted text>They are responding to human dignity and justice. This has nothing to do with politics.
That's great. They should keep it to themselves and their flock, then. The rest of us are interested in real justice, not the church's version of it.

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#13 Mar 21, 2012
Obi Won wrote:
<quoted text>They are responding to human dignity and justice. This has nothing to do with politics.
yes, justice says they are illegal, they broke the law.Human digity also requires you to do whats right, which isnt entering a country illegally.
Exactly

Omaha, NE

#14 Mar 21, 2012
ga_patriot wrote:
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT...ANCHOR BABY ANCHOR BABY ANCHOR BABY....I guess I will never be able to join the methodist church....
Me either.
Annie

Naperville, IL

#15 Mar 21, 2012
Obi Won wrote:
<quoted text>They are responding to human dignity and justice. This has nothing to do with politics.
R u kidding me?

It is pandering to illegal immigrants who come here in violation of our laws to make them feel better about breaking our laws.

They put all legal Americans in danger as we know nothing about any law violations they have in their own country.

There are not innoculated and jeopardize us to diseases we have eradicated in this country.

They have no respect for our laws, demand special treatment, then rub our face in it. If they want to be welcomed come here legally.

The more they get away with violating our laws; the more lawless our country becomes. Being welcomed in America is a priviledge; not something to be stolen or demanded. Definitely not a right. If the Catholic Church is so concerned, send them to the Vatican.

Since: Nov 09

Newnan, GA

#16 Mar 21, 2012
Obi Won wrote:
<quoted text>They are responding to human dignity and justice. This has nothing to do with politics.
Justice???? Really. If they were interested in justice they would demand that THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OBEY THE LAW!!! It is unjust toward LEGAL IMMIGRANTS by having the church support ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. What about justice for those who come here LEGALLY!

“Legals against Illegals!”

Since: Dec 11

Willing to stand and Fight!

#17 Mar 21, 2012
What is incorrect and offensive is using the term
'undocimented immigrant' in place of what is correct...which is Illegal Alien!!!
If they do not want me to say illegal alien,fine..I have no problam calling them..
Wet@ack or Spi@ now what do you think they would prefer?

“Legals against Illegals!”

Since: Dec 11

Willing to stand and Fight!

#18 Mar 21, 2012
Sorry 'undocumented immigrant'

Since: Nov 09

Newnan, GA

#19 Mar 21, 2012
Lets ban the term "First United Methodist Church". We can call them what they really are. The Church of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS and ANCHOR BABIES.
ima

El Paso, TX

#20 Mar 21, 2012
illegal ALIEN describes them better because there are many immigrants that are here legally working towards becoming citizens. This is admirable and they are welcomed.

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