Beliefs Welcoming the stranger, even if it’s against the law (COMMENTARY) By Shane Claiborne | October 2, 2014 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Shane Claiborne is an activist and best-selling author, founder of The Simple Way in Philadelphia and popular speaker. You can find him at www.redletterchristians.org. Photo courtesy of Shane Claiborne Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) Jesus says that when we welcome the stranger we welcome him. To God’s question: "When I was a stranger, did you welcome me?" we are not going to say: "Sorry, God. Congress wouldn't let us."