Defund Lutherans for Open Borders Now!

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Mexican Flag Flying Over An Aurora, Colorado, Immigration Detention Center
Mexican Flag Flying Over An Aurora, Colorado, Immigration Detention Center

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- If you were shocked by the images of the Mexican flag flying over an Aurora, Colorado, immigration detention center this weekend, you'll be appalled at an even more disgusting spectacle:

One of the top promoters of the so-called Lights for Liberty nationwide protests by Trump-hating, ICE-bashing radicals was a nonprofit religious organization known as the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. As a designated “host,” LIRS played a key role in publicizing, organizing and participating in demonstrations against President Donald Trump's deportation enforcement actions targeting some 2,000 illegal immigrants and their families who have ignored removal orders or skipped out on court hearings.

Brazen hatred of cops, Border Patrol and ICE agents were on full display at the open-borders protests fronted by LIRS and other left-wing groups, including Code Pink, CASA and CAIR. Marchers echoed the “Close the Concentration Camps” rhetoric of Congressional Brat Pack Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). They carried signs declaring “ICE=Gestapo” and “Free the People, Burn the Camps.” It's not just idle rhetoric. Antifa thug Willem Van Spronsen, armed with a rifle and incendiary devices, attempted to set a Tacoma ICE facility on fire on Saturday before being shot dead. He has been hailed as a “hero” and a “martyr” by fellow “progressive” travelers, while sympathetic mainstream reporters and activists look the other way.

The president and CEO of LIRS, Krishanti Vignarajah, is a Sri Lankan refugee and former Michelle Obama policy director who led the Lights for Liberty event in Washington, D.C. She argues that Americans are obligated to open the floodgates at the southern border (since she turned out so great) and vehemently opposes what she calls “militant border enforcement.” To these border-sabotaging radicals, of course, any border enforcement is “militant.”

LIRS sounds like just the kind of extremist group you'd expect to be kept afloat by billionaire George Soros' big bucks. But hold on to your wallets and your American flags, folks: In 2016, LIRS relied on $64.7 million in government subsidies from taxpayers — that's you and me — to fund a whopping 96.2% of its budget.

LIRS is one of nine agencies that receives tens of millions of dollars to resettle refugees from around the world. The organization brags that it is “a vital arm of the United States refugee admissions program” that has worked with the State Department to import “over 500,000 refugees” to our country. One of LIRS' most famous clients? Somalian-born Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose immigration, marriage and tax fraud problems I reported on in my column last month.

If only a fraction of LIRS clients share Omar's contempt for our security and self-governance, you can see the trouble we're in. And that's just the caseload of one of the nine resettlement giants that together rake in an estimated $1 billion a year.

In addition, the Lutheran nonprofit is one of two specially designated groups (the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is the other) that is contracted by the government to provide social services and benefits (including “psycho-educational support” and “low-cost or pro bono immigration legal assistance”) to sponsor families hosting illegal immigrant children.

Disguised as compassion and Christian morality, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service's activism is a profit-seeking machine — even as the agency has been plagued by allegations of mismanagement that prompted an external probe two years ago. Last week, the group unveiled yet another initiative: “United Sanctuaries of America.”

You should know, especially if you are a citizen of faith who believes in the sovereignty of our country, that the following organizations are partnering with LIRS, possibly to erase our borders:

  • New Sanctuary Coalition
  • Hispanic Heritage Foundation
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Washington Office on Latin America
  • Mary's Center and Hispanic Federation
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran
  • Church of the Reformation
  • Christ Lutheran
  • Christ the Servant Lutheran
  • Our Savior Lutheran

Bottom line: Open borders equals cash flow: more aliens, more grants, bigger paychecks.

Exit question: Will a single American elected official please stand up and challenge the continued public funding of this subversive religious racket bent on hoisting foreign flags and alien interests above our own?


Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

About: Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on CRTV.com. As well as the author of “Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs” and “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America…” . Her email address is [email protected]

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Circle8
1 year ago

In 2016 you know what SCUMBAG gave this organization the money. His name was OBAMA the traitor.

tomcat
tomcat
1 year ago

Michelle, another good article written by you. I had heard something about this incident but not much. There was nothing on the news or in the newspaper. Stands to reason, doesn’t it. I don’t understand where the officers were while all this was going on. Surely they didn’t hide inside and allow this.This Lutheran group sent a large number of these USA haters to Minn. They pulled a hunger strike because one of the meals they were given, yes given, had pork in it and they demanded something different. Now we have to deal with this scum in congress.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 year ago

I had been debating becoming a new member of the new Ammoland page but this post broke the camels back. The page is still not working right so I cannot see the spelling. Please forgive the errors. I am withdrawing my memvership of the Missouri Synod of wich I was communed T age 13 over fifty years ago. In addition I am canceling ny donations to the mission fund and the Lutheran childs fund. It’s a shame that this religion has become political and disredards oAmerican law. Mabey they nred to go back and read thier bibles regarding Gods law… Read more »

Mike H
Mike H
1 year ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Are you sure that the Missouri Synod is involved in this? They have always been very conservative. This nonsense sounds more like the work of ELCA.

willyd
willyd
1 year ago

The main problem is that the police don’t give a squat about the flag or what is done to deface it, but yet they commend them for BEHAVING????? My suggestion is attitude adjustment with a firm hand on a nightstick, oh I really didn’t say that did I ?

Justista
Justista
1 year ago

Don’t you just feel sorry for the few good people still left in Colorado?

Bluemax
Bluemax
1 year ago

If you want to fly the Mexican Flag, move to Mexico and denounce you American citizenship. Allowing this is just another step in the invasion of our Country. If they wanted to assimilate this would not have taken place. I don’t understand the logic of allowing this.

Rock
Rock
1 year ago

LIRS, it was supposed to be LIARS, they forgot the “A”.

nospam865
nospam865
1 year ago

Not all Lutherans are affiliated with this group. They are from the liberal ELCA.

Quatermain
Quatermain
1 year ago
Reply to  nospam865

Thanks for that clarification, I was wondering if that were not the case.

Will Flatt
1 year ago

These TRAITORS need to be physically removed from the USA!!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

While we admire your enthusiasm, we have to ask, ” Do you have a nuke for them and their place?”

Rock
Rock
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

The Russians “lost” a bunch of briefcase nukes… ya never know….

Ej harbet
Ej harbet
1 year ago
Reply to  Rock

145lb of 90% enriched u235 and a piece of 8inch naval gun barrel. Add couple lbs of fffg and you got heroshima in the rockies

Rock
Rock
1 year ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

No… They will crawl back in, ELIMINATE them. You take a U.S. flag down on U.S. soil and run another nations flag up, instant DIRT NAP,

ace_m82
ace_m82
1 year ago
Reply to  Rock

I fly a lone “No Step on Snek” flag on my property. Do I deserve to die?

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
1 year ago
Reply to  ace_m82

No Step On Snek is universally understood by those who matter.

Ej harbet
Ej harbet
1 year ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

And the invaders they harbor! That act of striking our colors and raising another nations flag signifies our defeat in battle!
The battle has either begun or we lost it already and should kneel for slave chains.

Sisu
Sisu
1 year ago

Ms. Malkin, I suggest you edit your article to provide more complete identifying information regarding the “partnering” organizations. Thank you.