Virginia family farm sign: 'Separating Families Won't Make Us Safer'

The sign outside Cox Farms in Centreville, Va., as pictured in a Tuesday, May 29, 2018, tweet. (Cox Farms)

CENTREVILLE, Va. (WJLA) - A family farm in Northern Virginia is once again using its roadside sign to take a stand, this time speaking out on immigration and the issue of separating families.

Cox Farms in Centreville tweeted out a picture of its sign Tuesday with the message "SEPARATING FAMILIES WON'T MAKE US SAFER." The photo was accompanied in the tweet by the caption "Guns aren’t helping, either."

Back in February, Cox Farms famously wrote "RESIST WHITE SUPREMACY" on the road sign.

Cox Farms says it has faced pushback from people over publicizing its beliefs on social issues in the past. The farm says some people took offense to sign messages it posted in support of Muslims and immigrants, as well as a Black Lives Matter sign that hung from one of the farm owners' homes.

"We’re not seeking to alienate folks who have different perspectives on tax reform or infrastructure spending," Cox Farms said in a previous social media post. "But when it comes to speaking out against systems of oppression and injustice, we see it as our moral responsibility to use our position of privilege and power, along with the tools of our trade and the platforms available to us, to engage visibly and actively in the fight for justice. Our roadside sign messages are one small way we do this."

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