Priest who gave Arellano sanctuary: Failure to pass amnesty is an attempt at “ethnic cleansing”

posted at 9:24 am on September 13, 2007 by Allahpundit

Keep it up, padre. Every thick, stupid, hysterical word out of your mouth, Elvira’s, the Mustache’s and other amnesty supporters only make things easier for our side.

That segment opened with a suggestion that Arellano’s son is being abused from having to do all these dog and pony shows, but unfortunately they didn’t delve too deeply into the subject. Fox was at the scene yesterday outside Pelosi’s office, though, when they came stampeding through and did catch a glimpse of him in the chaos. Quote:

Anti-illegal immigration activists say the boy is being exploited for a wrong-headed cause: the legalization of some 12 million illegal immigrants.

“He’s being sacrificed. What are the ramifications of using him as a human shield?” Pulido asked.

When supporters of Saul Arellano led the boy to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional office to deliver a letter, he was clearly overcome by the noise and crush of people and cameras.

I can’t find video anywhere of what happened but I think there’s a tiny snippet of it here at around 1:03. It’s less than two seconds long but watch it anyway to see the look of sheer terror on his face from what these miserable cretins are putting him through. I screencapped it below in case the video is pulled, to have it onhand the next time Geraldo compares her to Moses or whoever.

saul2.jpg


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

That criminal-aiding, spineless excuse for a ‘priest’ should be dopeslapped by Gabriel. He may end up bringing the law down on not just his church but others for harboring fugitives.

Meaning: the ICE officals could have to bust down the doors to a church…but they’d have every right to do so. Not a pretty thought. Once they got started, it would be very hard to stop.

Dark-Star on September 13, 2007 at 9:28 AM

Perhaps that church should have its tax exemption status reevaluated.

Vic on September 13, 2007 at 9:32 AM

I really wonder how much longer the American people will put up with this bullshit from a bunch of freaking lowlife criminals.

infidel4life on September 13, 2007 at 9:35 AM

I’m really quite stunned that Elvira intends to move Saul to Mexico to live with her. How can she falsely claim that the US government is “tearing her family apart” when she demonstrates quite clearly that we aren’t keeping her son from being with her at all? He’s always been free to go to Mexico with her. As I said in the headlines, I’m sure now she’ll claim that the evil US “kicked him out” or something equally stupid.

Poor, poor kid. To have a selfish, media-whore, harpy of a mother like that, and then to be forced to be some kind of immigration “activist” at age 8 when all he wants to do is be a normal kid and play video games. It should be a crime (not that his mother is a stranger to crime). That picture of his face is heartbreaking.

aero on September 13, 2007 at 9:38 AM

I saw a clip yesterday from a Spanish TV station that showed that poor kid screaming and freaking out. He clearly did not want to be there. It never is or was about the children. Anyone can see that. Every time you hear about families being divided they never tell you that the family chooses to be divided, usually for publicity.

Guardian on September 13, 2007 at 9:40 AM

Ethnic cleansing?

The other side just keeps getting more and more ridiculous. Completely and totally idiotic.

nailinmyeye on September 13, 2007 at 9:42 AM

Agree with Vic . . . this guy is a political activist and his tax exempt status should be terminated. Enough of this nonsense.

rplat on September 13, 2007 at 9:42 AM

As with all lefty movements, sacrificing a few humans at the alter of their attempts to go against human nature and natural law,let alone the laws of the land, is par for the course.

bbz123 on September 13, 2007 at 9:43 AM

There are many small islands in the Med with a chapel on them. The Vatican needs to make better use of them.

Limerick on September 13, 2007 at 9:46 AM

If this country is so bad why are they fighting so hard to get in and stay here illegally?

d1carter on September 13, 2007 at 9:50 AM

He has it backwards. The open borders policy is a an attempt to increase the numbers of a certain ethnic group at the expense of another. This ain’t a big secret. The supporters admit it. Yet, like 9/11 Deniers, he displaces the blame from the perps to the victims. It’s always the Whitey’s fault, even when Whitey is the victim. It’s more a psychological disorder than political argument.

Thomas the Wraith on September 13, 2007 at 9:51 AM

There are many small islands in the Med with a chapel on them. The Vatican needs to make better use of them.

I was recently in Croatia, on the island of Korcula. From the small seaside village, I hiked uphill to the top of a ridge – where there was a small church. Perhaps Padre Pulida can be put to good use there. For one thing, in the former Yugoslavia, he can see what ethnic cleansing really looks like.

Bigfoot on September 13, 2007 at 10:00 AM

We’re just one step closer to the communist’s dream of “one world order.” Scary, isn’t it?

pullingmyhairout on September 13, 2007 at 10:07 AM

I really wonder how much longer the American people will put up with this bullshit from a bunch of freaking lowlife criminals.

infidel4life on September 13, 2007 at 9:35 AM

I for one am sick of it and want those lowlifes gone.

saiga on September 13, 2007 at 10:10 AM

Perhaps that church should have its tax exemption status reevaluated.

Vic on September 13, 2007 at 9:32 AM

Ditto. That “priest” is as much of an attention-whoring political activist as Saul’s MINO (Mother In Name Only). Poor little guy just wants to be a kid.

Allah, if you can find footage from The Fox Report yesterday, Shep had some coverage of the scene at the Capitol, including a bit of Saul having a meltdown. Of course being Shep, he left out the word “illegal” and just referred to the whole thing as the “immigration debate”. Fortunately his reporter on the scene (I can picture him, can’t think of his name) had more accuracy and integrity.

ReubenJCogburn on September 13, 2007 at 10:12 AM

It’s always the Whitey’s fault, even when Whitey is the victim. It’s more a psychological disorder than political argument.

Thomas the Wraith on September 13, 2007 at 9:51 AM

Reality is the reason the US is as successful as it is is also Whitey’s fault. Why is the public in such a hurry to screw that up?

saiga on September 13, 2007 at 10:13 AM

Last night on another broadcast I heard a translation of an interview with the mother, where she said (paraphrasing):

“I wouldn’t have been illegal if they had invited me to come to their country, but they never invited me.”

Muy Loco.

fogw on September 13, 2007 at 10:16 AM

Since when have Methodists had priests?

Wade on September 13, 2007 at 10:18 AM

At the very least, Social Services should get after the people who have custody of Saul in the USA, because he is isn’t in school. How many days/weeks of valuable learning has this poor kid missed – and for what? To be a pawn in a political game?

When students miss even one day of school, it can be hard to catch up. But with all the days he’s missed by now…combine that with having a selfish, pathetic excuse for a mother who would rather leave her child here in the hands of near strangers just to make a point – it makes me physically ill. Sure, he’s coming back to Mexico NOW – but can you imagine being that age and wondering if you’d ever see, let alone be with your mother again?

I hate to say it, but this will have a lasting effect on Saul that will last far beyond his childhood.

flyawaybird on September 13, 2007 at 10:19 AM

Perhaps that church should have its tax exemption status reevaluatedvoked.

Vic on September 13, 2007 at 9:32 AM

Fine with me.

infidel4life on September 13, 2007 at 10:24 AM

That criminal-aiding, spineless excuse for a ‘priest’ should be dopeslapped by Gabriel. He may end up bringing the law down on not just his church but others for harboring fugitives.
–Dark-Star on September 13, 2007 at 9:28 AM

Perhaps that church should have its tax exemption status reevaluated.

Vic on September 13, 2007 at 9:32 AM

For some reason, the Catholic Church never gets attacked for its awful stance on illegal immigration, the death penalty, et cetera. The best the right seems able to do is to attack a specific priest.

Yet, the Catholic Church was heavily involved in promoting Shamnesty. Its bishops and priest tell us we are racists. In Europe, it’s willing to take its illegal immigrant coddling to the point of its own suicide by Islamization. If we want to survive, we need Catholics to attack their own institutions with the fervor of Martin Luther.

thuja on September 13, 2007 at 10:27 AM

Every thick, stupid, hysterical word out of your mouth, Elvira’s, the Mustache’s and other amnesty supporters

Proper ethnic cleansing = washing all of their mouths out with soap!

kjspeedial on September 13, 2007 at 10:42 AM

Yet, the Catholic Church was heavily involved in promoting Shamnesty.
thuja on September 13, 2007 at 10:27 AM

I dearly love our priest, but our positions on illegal immigration could not be more different. I remember one morning in Mass last spring, when the area churches were tryting to put together folks to go to DC for some pro-shamnesty rally. He made the mistake of asking at the end of Mass for the people who planned to go to raise their hands — so they could make a guess at the transporation needed. Not a single hand went up. Ouch!!

I don’t expect the Catholic Church to ever change its position, but I bet you’ll find that most Catholics are in the other camp.

lan astaslem on September 13, 2007 at 11:13 AM

Perhaps that church should have its tax exemption status reevaluated.

Vic on September 13, 2007 at 9:32 AM

That is a very good point !! It seems a church is never threatened with losing its tax exempt status so long as it is advocating for the LEFT. But let some Baptist Church start telling its congregation to vote Republican and watch the IRS pounce on them and instantly take away their exempt status. That’s why the law that makes a church subject to taxation needs to go away altogether. It is not fairly enforced and its clearly an oppression of free speech.

Churches were never subject to taxation before LBJ came along. And of course today we see the vast devastation our political system has suffered as a result of shutting down the political speech of the church. I believe the Title 26 law that makes any church subject to taxation, if it engages in political speech, is in direct conflict with our Constitution. How this law has survived so long is beyond my comprehension.

Why the churches don’t fight it, I don’t know, but it is my biggest disappointment with American churches. If they were to fight against it, they would win. Allowing this law to stand does a disservice to American congregations and to the nation at large.

Maxx on September 13, 2007 at 11:15 AM

I feel really bad for her kid. Growing up is hard enough without being used as a political tool.

BadgerHawk on September 13, 2007 at 11:35 AM

Priest who gave Arellano sanctuary: Failure to pass amnesty is an attempt at “ethnic cleansing”

Who is the priest that gave her sanctuary?

If AP is refering to Rev. Walter Coleman, pastor of Adalberto United Methodist, then this is either an error or a cheap shot at the Catholic Church.

Wade on September 13, 2007 at 11:46 AM

Isn’t this little guy what child protective services is for?

Speakup on September 13, 2007 at 11:47 AM

If AP is refering to Rev. Walter Coleman, pastor of Adalberto United Methodist, then this is either an error or a cheap shot at the Catholic Church.

Wade on September 13, 2007 at 11:46 AM

The church was methodist. Mainline protestant denominations are about the worst thing out there in terms of moral equivalence and disobedience to the Bible.

PRCalDude on September 13, 2007 at 12:13 PM

The only “ethnic cleansing” going on here is being done by Uncle Sam. 1.2 million legal immigrants and countless high-fertility Latinos every year are replacing the traditional American population. Washington might as well be run by Mexico, because that’s what we’re going to be.

PRCalDude on September 13, 2007 at 12:16 PM

Ummm was that vid of the kid at a rally or during the time his mother was arrested?

- The Cat

MirCat on September 13, 2007 at 12:42 PM

Ethnic Cleansing = making foreigners live somewhere other than the USA?

What an interesting definition. Unless you’re willing to move all foreign people with a living standard lower than the USA to the USA, you’re a Nazi (ethnic cleansing and such).

And if you do move all those people to the USA, you’re going to cripple the economy; which won’t be any better for the people you’ve moved here.

It would be very fair, it would spread the starvation, suffering, and misery equally across all people; leaving nobody any chance or hope.

Definitely more fair than a system that has unequal results; how horrible that some people in the world get enough to eat, and aren’t abused or forced to work for less than enough to feed even themselves. Only when all people are pushed under the yoke of crippling poverty, starvation, and despair will we be truly equal.

For the record, when a Minister makes a proposition such as this (basically calling for a hell on earth to spread suffering and misery across the globe) I have to wonder which side he is on…

gekkobear on September 13, 2007 at 12:47 PM

Perhaps that church should have its tax exemption status reevaluatedvoked.

Vic on September 13, 2007 at 9:32 AM
Fine with me.

infidel4life on September 13, 2007 at 10:24 AM

Yes indeed.

Shay on September 13, 2007 at 12:50 PM

No more free ride for politico-theologians! End tax exempt status now!

Shay on September 13, 2007 at 12:52 PM

For the record, when a Minister makes a proposition such as this (basically calling for a hell on earth to spread suffering and misery across the globe) I have to wonder which side he is on…

gekkobear on September 13, 2007 at 12:47 PM

Please understand, the mainline Protestant churches in this country have been this way for a long time, though Evangelicalism is drifting this way too. The type of reasoning employed by this Methodist ‘minister’ originated around the 1920s and 30s, when higher criticism came from Europe (mostly Germany). They’ve slowly evolved into pagan religions full of closeted communists, liberation theologians, pagans, and new-age mystics. They’re not representative of historic, orthodox Christianity.

PRCalDude on September 13, 2007 at 1:01 PM

If a huge majority of those law breakers are Mexican, I guess it is.

Mexico practices ethnic cleansing at its southern border, the Catholic Church has a history of practicing ethnic cleansing in the New World and none of that compares to simply wanting people moving to this country legally. When it comes to what Christ, The Apostles and the Catholic Church says about obeying the law, I suggest the priest gets an education. He’s a disgrace

God’s work is winning souls for Christ, not helping criminals break the law and then being a mouthpiece for them because you are ordained.

What a hypocrite.

Hening on September 13, 2007 at 1:02 PM

As long as the Americans go on have fewer children than others, the security of their place in the world will probably continue to become more precarious. I don’t see how they can maintain their prosperity, guard their borders, fight their wars, and administer the cities and regions they take in their wars, without a patriotic, rapidly growing populace.

Kralizec on September 13, 2007 at 1:21 PM

As for the priest……Adios amigo.

What they did by using this innocent boy (Yes. He is innocent. He did not break any laws. He did not choose to be born in the United States. If Elvira really wants to provide a better life for him, give him up for adoption to a loving, caring, and nurturing US family. A family that has qualities that Elvira lacks.) as a pawn is nothing short of child abuse.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 13, 2007 at 1:26 PM

I believe that this priest is an accessory to a felony, aiding and abetting a fugitive, which is also a felony.

Why isn’t he in jail?

georgej on September 13, 2007 at 2:47 PM

I’ve been thinking we should take the messages of the Bible seriously about immigration laws & I mean that as an atheist. The message of Ruth–a book in the Old Testament–is that immigrants are ok, if they are completely assimilated. On the other hand, after the Israelites come back from Babylon, there is some part of the Bible (don’t remember where right now) where God has the Israelites toss out their foreign wives and their kids. Somewhere between these two extremes seems a fine basis for an immigration law.

thuja on September 13, 2007 at 3:06 PM

The church was methodist. Mainline protestant denominations are about the worst thing out there in terms of moral equivalence and disobedience to the Bible.

PRCalDude on September 13, 2007 at 12:13 PM

Methodist do not have priests, Catholic religion has priests. Calling him a priest is equivalent to calling a priest a rabbi.

Wade on September 13, 2007 at 5:09 PM

If I was a bishop I would be thinking of collection plates too heavy to lift filled with Mexican gold pesos. Anything to recoup that alter boy financial unpleasantness.

BL@KBIRD on September 13, 2007 at 10:05 PM

That priest is a moron as he has it exactly backwards. Ethnic cleansing of millions of Mexicans who leave Mexico to go to the United States is a form of ethnic cleansing of the poor of Mexico. Amnesty would have certified it and promoted even more.

MB4 on September 14, 2007 at 2:26 AM