Saturday, March 25, 2017

AP: Immigrants [Illegals] Find Sanctuary in Growing Austin Church Network - So much for 'Don't mess with Texas!' --tma

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Senior Minister Meg Barnhouse knows she'll need beds, a dresser, chairs and a mirror to make the classroom at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin feel more like a home for a mother and her young daughter who are still deciding whether they will become the latest immigrants seeking sanctuary from deportation by moving into a church.

It would be the second time Barnhouse's congregation had offered sanctuary. She was hesitant in 2015 because of the unknown legal and insurance risks, but this time she agreed immediately.

There is growing fear in the city's immigrant community as President Donald Trump's immigration and executive orders go into effect. ...

     I've heard there's a joke Universalists tell about themselves: "We believe in one God, at best."