Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Immigration Rally

Yesterday, I was honored to briefly speak at an imigration rally. What follows is roughly what I said.

My name is Fr. Jason Emerson of the Church of the Resurrection Episcopal in North Omaha.

Episcopalians believe in immigration reform for one reason: God said so.

In Genesis chapter 18, Abraham welcomes three strangers and is blessed by God. In Matthew chapter 25, Jesus says that when you welcome anyone, you welcome Christ himself.

Every Episcopalian takes an oath at their baptism. At the end of that oath every Episcopalian promises to strive for justice and respect the dignity of every human being.

I'm here today to say we can do just that. Yes, we can! Yes, we can! With the help of God, yes we can!

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