Suggested letter to come from the Board of the small Presbyterian Church of Philo, Illinois:
Dear Syrian refugee family,
Yes, we know you are Muslims, fleeing for your lives from a violent cult that claims they have all the truth & can harm anyone they want.
We are a small Presbyterian Christian Church in a small town, Philo, in Illinois.
Yes, our State’s Governor in Springfield says no Syrian refugees can come to our State. Fortunately, our Country separates Church from State, so we will welcome you here. Tell us where you are & we will send a car…
Members, Philo, Illinois, Presbyterian Church
- Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, Nov. 16, 2015