by Mark Tooley
Popular evangelical author and commentator Eric Metaxas has quit the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), citing its ties to leftist billionaire George Soros.
Metaxas Tweeted his announcement late this afternoon: “Did you know George Soros was behind the Immigration thing I signed but then had my name taken off? Yikes.”
Attached was a link to a report about Soros funding for the National Immigration Forum, of which EIT is a program. Likely very few of the prominent evangelicals endorsing EIT knew of its ultimate ties to leftist donors like Soros. Reportedly several signers have expressed surprise that EIT is effectively supporting the “Gang of 8″ immigration legislation currently before the U.S. Senate, which would first legalize 11 million illegal immigrants before seeking greater border security. These signers had thought they were only endorsing broad principles, which included border security.
Metaxas has authored popular biographies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce. Last year he was featured at the National Prayer Breakfast with President Obama. He is also the voice of Breakpoint radio commentary founded by the late Chuck Colson.Google+