Church leaders in Southern California are reaching out to parishioners and asking them to shelter illegal immigrants in their home.
The Diocese of San Bernardino also asked parishioners not to go to the media with this request. The diocese says it is working with the Obama administration on this special program.
Here’s the audio from The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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From the Rush Limbaugh website:
ANN: Great. Well, we have some interesting news. My husband Eddie is on the phone with us. We live in Southern California, and we’re Catholic, active Catholics in our community, and there was a town hall meeting last evening, emergency meeting called by our local parish priest, ordered by our bishop (unintelligible) and the Archdiocese of San Bernardino. They have made the decision that they’re going to absorb the immigrants that are coming through because the federal government called the bishop’s office on Monday and they’re gonna be busing these immigrants to our communities and asking us to open our homes and to house them for up to a month. The church will reimburse us for any out-of-pocket expenses and we were told not to talk to anybody about it, especially the media. I’m not especially happy about it. My husband is a retired doctor, and he will share his concerns with you regarding this matter. Eddie, do you want to go ahead and talk about your thoughts?
EDDIE: Longtime listener, Rush. Thanks –
RUSH: Thank you, Eddie.
EDDIE: I’m very concerned about the health care crisis that we’re facing and these illegal aliens that are coming into the United States. Doctors are being asked not to talk to the media, they’re on gag orders, both doctors and nurses, and we got a big problem because there are a lot of diseases that can come through this border bringing all kinds of stuff –
RUSH: Eddie, I just read that in some cases the lice are so bad you can see them crawling down the faces of some of the kids…..
…RUSH: Okay, Eddie, I’ll come back to you in just a second, but, Ann, I want to clarify. Did you say that it is the Catholic Church that the government called and asked for assistance?
RUSH: Okay. And then the Catholic Church accepted and said, “Okay, we will,” at least the Catholic Church in your town. You haven’t identified where you’re from.
RUSH: And then the bishop has asked you and the other parishioners to help pay for this, but you are not supposed to tell anybody this, which you’ve just done.
ANN: Yes. That’s what they asked us, not to get the media involved. The diocese will reimburse us for any out-of-pocket expenses.
RUSH: Now, wait. Because you’re gonna be asked to house some of them yourself?
RUSH: Are you going to?
ANN: No. That’s why I’m calling. I’m letting people know this is not in the best interests. We have a FEMA — at Norton Air Force Base is a designated FEMA camp. This is an emergency. They need to go there.