Jesus and the Census

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census.jpgI don’t see how this non-governmental ad for participating in the 2010 Census is “blasphemous” or “violates the concept of separation of church and state,” as Rev. Miguel Rivera, chairman of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, claims. But I’m not sure it sends Latino immigrants–its target audience–the right message.

Which message seems to be:

On government orders Joseph dragged his nine-months’ pregnant bride 80 miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem and couldn’t find a decent place to bed down. (Luke 2:1-7) And then, after they registered for the Census and the baby was born, they had to flee the country because the government was after them. (Matthew 2:13-15)

Don’t be afraid? Fuggetaboutit.