May 13, 2010

THE CHRISTIAN THING TO DO:

Democratic Senator asks evangelical leaders to convert a Republican on immigration reform (Liz Goodwin, 5/12/10, Yahoo: Newsroom)

[I]n an interesting twist, evangelical leaders, including Richard Land, the president of the public policy wing of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Rev. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association for Evangelicals, which represents 40 denominations, have started a push for comprehensive immigration reform, reaching a consensus they didn't have the last time the country tried to pass reform and failed. The NAE is running a full-page ad calling for reform in Roll Call tomorrow, which I wrote about here.

Land and the other evangelical leaders hope to help the country move on from the term "amnesty," which they say is needlessly divisive. It's impractical and immoral to deport the estimated 12 million people living in the U.S. illegally, they say, and those who qualify should be allowed to become legal if they meet certain requirements, like paying back taxes.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 13, 2010 5:29 AM
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