Sufjan Stevens Denounces Donald Trump's Refugee Ban: 'Christ Would Be Ashamed of Us All'

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Sufjan Stevens performs at the Royal Festival Hall on Sept. 2, 2015 in London.  

Sufjan Stevens published a no-holds-barred letter on his Tumblr account Monday (Jan. 30) admonishing the recent immigration and refugee ban. Addressed to America, Stevens begins by writing, “There is no such thing as an illegal immigrant, for we are all immigrants and refugees in a wildly changing world that is dominated by superfluous boundaries built by blood and war.”

The letter goes on to state, “We are all complicit in the injustices against basic human rights,” and later calls for people to “work on transforming your mind and your behavior in the direction of love.”

Stevens signs off by writing, “Christ would be ashamed of us all. I love you and I pray for you daily.”

Tensions have been high since President Donald Trump enacted his executive order over the weekend, with numerous musicians speaking out to denounce the order.

Read Stevens’ letter in full below:


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