Refugee Resettlement Watch

Lutherans on the offense in St. Cloud, plan propaganda webinar

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 22, 2017

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Readers, I do have news from elsewhere that needs to be posted, but the St. Cloud upcoming council vote is shaping up to be a pivotal event.

What I truly don’t understand is why Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (a subcontractor of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service headquartered in Baltimore) is so hell bent to bring more third worlders, especially Somalis, to a town where they (Somalis AND LSS) face such a backlash.

You would almost think the Lutheran resettlement contractor is benefiting financially beyond its per head payment for the refugees they place in Minnesota communities.

Now they plan to put on a webinar in mid-November to supposedly tell the public that refugees don’t cost taxpayers a dime just when a member of the city council wants a REAL economic assessment of what resettlement is costing the community beyond the trouble in schools and neighborhoods and the general social and cultural upheaval that comes with cities being rapidly changed demographically.

When you look at their list of handpicked webinar speakers (below from the St. Cloud Times), see who is represented and who isn’t:

No one from the police department is listed

No one from the school system

No one to explain the costs for interpreters in the criminal justice system and in hospitals etc.

No one who can speak to the amount of remittances being sent out of St. Cloud and back to Africa

No one to address the issue of jobs that refugees take from low-skilled American workers….

And, how about they put a representative of the Minnesota Meatpacking industry on the panel to explain how they need the Lutherans to supply their cheap labor!

Of course they won’t do that, and they won’t do this ‘fact finding’ in a public meeting because here they can control the information, who registers and what questions are asked in this webinar format. (Ha! Ha! wouldn’t it be fun to have a counter webinar that same day and time!)

Teresa Bohnen

The presence of this panelist explains much. Teresa Bohnen is not only President of the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, but also Vice Chair of the state chamber and works closely with the US Chamber of Commerce that lobbies for amnesty for illegals and for more refugee laborers. If only they would all be truthful about their wish for a steady flow of migrant labor. Come on just say it! We work for the meat industry! http://www.sctimes.com/story/money/2016/02/05/bohnen-elected-state-chamber-board/79840982/

Here is the St. Cloud Times announcing the webinar:

A group hopes to distinguish between fact and myth about refugee resettlement with a public webinar in November.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota will have a webinar from 3-4:30 p.m., Nov. 14.

Panelists, including staff and state and local leaders, will talk about how resettlement works and the costs and benefits of the program in the St. Cloud area.

Panelists include:

Yusuf Abdi, director of refugee services, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.

Karin Blythe, resettlement supervisor, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.

Teresa Bohnen, president, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce.

Melissa Huberty, human services administrator, Stearns County Human Services.

Mary Zelenak, health protection and promotion supervisor, Stearns County Public Health. [Be sure to ask her about TB rates in Minnesota immigrant population!—ed]

Rachele King, state refugee coordinator, Minnesota Department of Human Services.

The discussion over the cost of refugee resettlement in St. Cloud has been reignited recently, as a St. Cloud City Council member announced a plan to temporarily stop refugees from resettling in St. Cloud.

Jeff Johnson, who represents St. Cloud’s Fourth Ward, submitted a draft resolution this week calling for a moratorium on refugee resettlement in St. Cloud.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations also launched a petition Tuesday urging the St. Cloud City Council to vote no on the moratorium, which the organization called a “despicable, racist, Islamophobic, and ill-informed motion targeting refugees.”

More here.

There will be discussion at tomorrow’s council meeting and the vote on Johnson’s resolution could happen on November 6th.

For new readers, I have an archive on St. Cloud that goes back to 2008, click here to learn more.

 

11 Responses to “Lutherans on the offense in St. Cloud, plan propaganda webinar”

  1. John Locke said

    Lutheran Douche-bag Services of Minnesota wants more Somali colonists to invade

    Teresa Bohnen and her cronies are treasonous douches.

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  2. It’s hard to believe that St. Cloud has allowed their city to admit so many Muslim Somali refugees into their midst. My grandfather came from Sweden and worked in the granite industry in St. Cloud for a number of years in the 1920s. My sister in law had close relatives from there and I visited a cousin of mine some years ago who lived in St. Cloud. There is a Catholic Carmelite convent close-by and that area has always been a peaceful place to live. Like Europe, some of our cities are welcoming death and destruction upon themselves with the import of vast numbers of people who detest our democracy and Christian way of life. I feel sorry for the future that St. Cloud now faces.

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  3. Jim Horn said

    I grew up Lutheran. Had a family member who was a Lutheran missionary. I was serious about Lutheranism when I was young and naive. I have since learned that when push comes to shove, the Lutherans will back the Islamists against goodness and decency – civilized people.

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  4. Gary Evans said

    We are absolutely in opposition to these fake Christians known as lutherans. Both the lutheran church Missouri Synod and the Evangelical lutheran Church of America support the lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services importing of these muslim disciples of satan. It’s absolutely obvious that the lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is nothing but a money hungry, organization. Obama gave these downfall of America and gathering of future left wing voter supporters, over $120,000,000.00 dollars before he left office, in order to help them continue with their insane resettlement program that will eventually destroy our country as we know it. We need to get the message about this crime being perpetrated against America and its Citizens. We support what you are doing 1,000% and are willing to help in any way we can.

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  5. This is the Lutheran Midwestern version of organized crime. These shmucks also have some nerve hiding their greed behind a religious sect.

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  6. LSS does not want to set a precedent that citizens can exercise “home rule” and declare that they don’t want any fake refugees dumped in their town where the native citizens will be required to babysit the fake refugees including providing them with food,clothing and shelter via taxpayer provided welfare.

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  7. phonographnut@aol.com said

    sickening news  

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  8. What can I do to help? Are they fighting this over there?

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  9. Gene Naddeo said

    You need to start referring to these “religious” organizations for what they are, anti-American.

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  10. TwoLaine said

    “Ha! Ha! wouldn’t it be fun to have a counter webinar that same day and time!”

    EXACTLY what I was going to suggest. And then do another one immediately afterwards to clean up any lies told by the b.s. “Lutheran” group.

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