To anti-immigration groups, this one's for you: Immigrant church feeds families in need

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Check this out, a simply beautiful video that challenges what the usual staunch opponents of immigration reform want you to believe about immigrants. Bummer for all those conservatives who refer to immigrants as "illegals" and who oppose a pathway to citizenship. Why? Because if this is what they oppose, they're even bigger hypocrites and more tone deaf than we thought, and that should go over real well in November:

"We came here, not just to lift ourselves up economically, but also enrich the community."

"It's like a family reunion going on..."

"It doesn't matter what country we're from or what language we speak."

"I feel good when people leave happy."

Uniting NC:

A small Spanish-speaking immigrant church in North Carolina is doing all they can to make life better for everyone around them. Every week members of the church, many struggling to get by themselves, come out to cook a hot meal and distribute groceries for the week to local families in need. In the process, they've created a beautiful community.

http://www.unitingnc.org/
http://www.durhamchurchnc.org/emanuel/

Wait what? This is happening in-- dun dun dun-n-n!--North Carolina? Yes, despite the GOP's best efforts to screw up that lovely state, indeed it is.

Remember when those on the right insisted that we don't need no stinkin' tax increases, Affordable Care Act, or food stamps, because, they claimed, everyone should fend for themselves? Charities and churches will gladly take care of those in need, they said. Well, no, we said, not at the humungous scale necessary, that would be unrealistic. More like impossible.

However, on a much smaller scale, communities can make a difference, in this case a diverse community in which not everybody even *gasp!* speaks the same language. A little generosity can not only bring people together, but as we see here, provide food for families who need a boost, served with a side order of pride and friendship . A real live win-win.

See, conservatives? That's called-- What's that catchy little right wing phrase again? Oh yeah-- family values.

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  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

    Laffy, what a great story. Funny how after all the rhetoric is stripped away, fundamentally we're all looking for the same thing; a little respect, an occasional helping hand, and better world for our kids...the color of our skin, the language we speak and the religion we follow, none of it matters.