Skip to comments.EVANGELICALS FOR AMNESTY – THE PERILS OF POLITICAL COMPASSION
Posted on 07/26/2013 6:31:26 PM PDT by massmike
THE REV. Samuel Rodriguez brought his God-hates-borders sideshow to D.C. on Thursday.
The president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference has spent the last few years building evangelical support for another amnesty, claiming the move is in keeping with the Bible's call to act "justly and mercifully toward the stranger" and "care for the least among us."
"The United States cannot wait for sensible immigration reform that upholds human dignity, family unity and respect for the rule of law," the Rev. sermonized on Politico on July 23. "We need this middle ground; one that simultaneously keeps our borders secure and creates an opportunity for aspiring Americans to emerge from the shadows, pay appropriate penalties and eventually earn citizenship."
There are several problems with using biblical authority to justify an amnesty. The Bible differentiates between "a stranger who resides with you in your land who you shall not oppress," and an "alien" or "foreigner." The stranger (who was usually in the process of converting to Judaism) had permission to settle and did so legally. When the Children of Israel came to Egypt to escape a famine, they asked permission to sojourn there, even though Joseph was the country's viceroy.
The alien or foreigner did not receive permission to live in the land. The illegal immigrants swarming over our southern border are more akin to the pagan armies which regularly invaded the land of Israel and were repulsed by military force. The Bible is a guide for living, not a suicide pact.
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(”The United States cannot wait for sensible immigration reform that upholds human dignity, family unity and respect for the rule of law,” )
America HAS an Immigration system. The fact is that those here illegally decided they were not interested in following the law......
The Reverend sees dollar signs, in my opinion. “Give, mi familia! Look at what I’ve done for you...”. Shame that he’s willing to sell us law-abiding people out to get it.
Apostasy and co-option. Nothing else.
Jesse Jackson Race Hustler Copycat
reliable lefty groups and new groups created out of whole cloth by Soros and his ilk shouldn’t be counted...
I am sure any Coalition of Conservatives for Liberalism is nothing but a front.
Alas, there are different kinds of “evangelicals.” Hispanic evangelicals may be good on some things but are squishy on immigration. Conservative evangelicals, like the late Jerry Falwell, would not put up with this illegal immigration nonsense.
These are Soros stealth “evangelicals” financially supported team by George Soros - NOT genuine bible preaching born again evangelicals but Soros-type Evangelicals!
I am an evangelical.. at least, I think I am, . . . And I am NOT FOR AMNESTY!
There is a difference between legal and illegal immigration, just as there is a difference between marriage and fornication.
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