Sufjan Stevens Issues Statement on Trump’s Immigration Ban: “Christ would be ashamed of us all.”

"We are all immigrants and refugees in a wildly changing world."

Jan 30, 2017
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Sufjan Stevens has posted a statement to the Twitter account of his label, Asthmatic Kitty, about President Donald Trump's immigration ban targeting countries that are predominately Muslim. Stevens' note begins with: "There is really no such thing as an illegal immigrant, for we are all immigrants and refugees in a wildly changing world that is dominated by superfluous boundaries built by blood and war. We are all complicit in the injustices against basic human rights and common decency, to put it mildly, which renders our own 'inalienable rights' as questionable or obsolete."

Stevens follows the Christian faith and in his statement he calls out fellow believers who might stand behind the immigration ban, which also targets refugees from war torn countries such as Syria. "I regret to inform you this is not God-ordained," he writes, later adding that "Christ calls us to turn the other cheek" and "Christ would be ashamed of us all."  Read the full statement below.

(Via Pitchfork)


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