As though visiting the imprisoned apostles of the early church, the ultra-leftist hierarchs of the United Church of Christ recently visited and offered “pastoral leadership” to an imprisoned Puerto Rican “nationalist” complicit in bank robberies, bombings, and at least 5 deaths in the 1970s.
“It’s been a longtime mission of the church,” explained the Rev. Linda Jaramillo, executive minister for the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministry, in a UCC news release announcing her planned prison visit. “We feel a strong commitment to support the movement to get him released, but we wanted to visit him and offer pastoral care.” She was reportedly joined on the August 3 visit to the maximum security prison in Terra Haute, Indiana by UCC President the Rev. Geoffrey Black. They were hoping to spend about 4 hours with Oscar López Rivera, now age 70, who has spent 31 unrepentant years in prison.
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