I am a liberal progressive Christian. Someone who stands for immigration, limited borders, LGBT rights, etc… I recently responded to a Facebook post by an pastor in a mainline denomination that proved to me we can go beyond progressive into stupidity. In short this pastor was claiming that without immigration we wouldn’t have anyone to work the land picking fruits and such. I responded by sharing my opinion in which I believe we should not support more immigration just to enjoy the luxuries of cheap fruit off the backs of people who are extremely underpaid with no benefits, and without the protection of workers rights. This position takes advantage of what essentially is close to modern slavery. Of course no dialogue was aloud I was quickly removed from the post and deleted. I am 100% for immigration, yet I want our new Americans treated with dignity and respect. I am not in favor of immigration just to put them in the fields so I can buy cheap food products. How people could think this is apart of being progressive is strange and disheartening. There are certain topics in which progressive Christians are afraid to examine such as immigration. We need to have honest dialogue, some progressives do not like to look at all sides of these issues. Just a polarizing view that dose not help but divides. We cannot show our lack of intelligence in this way. We can be progressive but we must still think. Such as in immigration which we should limit if the only reason we desire immigrants is to pick fruit for slave wages with no protections. That is just wrong, and is just enjoying many American luxuries off the back of modern slaves.
Be sure to tell me your thoughts. Tell me if I am wrong. I enjoy an open honest dialogue.