Using Jesus, Joseph and Mary to Encourage Census Participation

This is another one of those “I thought I had seen everything” kind of moments:

In an effort to encourage participation in the Census, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials is distributing this poster (mostly in Spanish) to churches nationwide:

Rev. Miguel Rivera, who heads the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, calls it “blasphemous.” The Washington Post quoted him on his radio show as saying, “The Census would never do the same thing using the name of Muhammed during Ramadan.”

In a country whose elites are as hell-bent on excising religion from public life as ours are, this is a doozy of an effort.  (And I use that expression knowledgeably; my grandfather was a Dusenberg dealer.)

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