HIGHLAND PARK — A pastor at a local church group that is trying to bring 10 refugee families to Highland Park said Gov. Chris Christie’s comments on the subject were “small-minded” and “disturbing,” but pledged to bring the families in anyway.

Pastor Seth Kaper-Dale of the Highland Park Reformed Church said the congregation, among other local religious groups, raised $10,000 just on Sunday to help support 10 refugee families from war- and poverty-stricken North Africa and the Middle East.

“We’re distraught to think our governor would play into the same political ridiculousness that other governors are playing into,” Kaper-Dale said, “connecting horrific terrorists in Paris to 12 million refugees driven from their homes.”

But, he added: “We’re resolutely committed to getting families set up here as quickly as we can.” read more.



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