Friday, July 23, 2010

Immigration Battle: Churches Eye Perceived Upside

Evangelical churches are working hard for immigration reform and are hoping to get more members to their churches from the immigrant community. - - Donna Poisl

By Josh Gerstein & Ben Smith

Evangelical groups in recent weeks have become key players in the Obama administration’s efforts to get immigration reform moving in Congress. And while they have largely couched their arguments in moral terms or with references to biblical teachings, top leaders acknowledge another important reason:
Latino immigrants, legal and illegal, represent fertile prospects for proselytizing.

“First and foremost, it’s a kingdom issue, and, second, it’s a moral issue,” Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, told POLITICO.
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