Media Advisory: Evangelicals Discuss Immigration at Heritage Event this Friday

by (@TheIRD) November 15, 2013

Washington, DC—Some evangelical Christian officials are touting “comprehensive immigration reform” like the U.S. Senate recently passed. Many are aggressively quoting the Bible to argue that mass legalization of unlawful immigrants is the Christian way to “welcome the stranger.”

Evangelical Grassroots versus ‘Grasstops’

by (@markdtooley) July 31, 2013

Sometime liberal Baptist Jonathan Merritt recently wrote interestingly for Religion News Service about the seeming failure of evangelical elites to generate more push for “immigration reform,” which he himself supports. He’s a popular young author and columnist whose father was once president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Merritt notes that some prominent officials of evangelical groups, often working through the Evangelical Immigration Table, have toiled strenuously for immigration legislation. But they have failed to excite their constituency.

The EIT Says They’re Totally Fine With Immigration Reform Bill Dying In The House: So Why Did They Support It In The First Place?

by (@TheIRD) July 11, 2013

By Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) Napp Nazworth, over at the Christian Post, ran an article on Wednesday entitled, “House Not Voting on Senate Immigration Bill Is OK, Evangelical Immigration Table Says”. As long as progress is made toward reforming the United States’ immigration system, members of the Evangelical Immigration Table are not disturbed at Speaker of […]

The Evangelical Immigration Table Continues to Perplex

by (@bjgingerich) June 20, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) In a Christian Post article today, a spokesperson for the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT) fired off a defensive volley against a recent slew of critical reports from Breitbart News. Breitbart has reported that EIT is part of the National Immigration Forum (NIF), which receives generous grants from George Soros and other […]

Catholics Back Gang of Eight Bill, Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

by (@TheIRD) June 14, 2013

(Photo credit: ABC News Online) By Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) The Catholic Health Association (CHA) is lobbying individual U.S. senators to pass S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. Though immigration reform does not appear on their 2013-2014 Advocacy Agenda, the CHA is a staunch advocate of amnesty for illegal immigrants, and […]

Land Passes Baton to Moore in Final Address at Southern Baptist Convention

by (@JeffreyHWalton) June 12, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) In a spirited farewell, the outgoing head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) called on Baptists to work towards revival and tackle a host of moral issues. Addressing officials at the annual gathering of the Southern Baptist Convention in Houston on Tuesday, Richard Land offered his final […]

IRD President Mark Tooley Interviewed for PBS NewsHour on Evangelicals and Immigration

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuiNHx3fSp8] IRD President Mark Tooley was interviewed for a PBS NewsHour segment on evangelicals and immigration reform. “It’s very problematic when people of faith start to claim that the Bible gives a very direct guidance on a contemporary political issue, because the Bible is not a political platform,” says Tooley. Though immigration reform is […]

Evangelical Immigration Table Hoping for “Grassroots” Movement

by (@TheIRD) January 16, 2013

This week the Evangelical Immigration Table launched the “I Was a Stranger” campaign, which is based on Jesus’ words, “I was a stranger and you invited me in” from Matthew 25:35. The campaign aims to guide evangelicals “toward principles that we believe should inform both the interpersonal ways that we interact with our immigrant neighbors and the […]

Faith and Immigration Policy

by (@markdtooley) December 3, 2012

Several prominent religious figures are participating in a Washington, DC press conference Tuesday morning, December 4 to advocate “immigration reform” as part of “Forging a New Consensus.” More info here. Editors note: Charisma recently published IRD talking points on faith and immigration policy by Alan Wisdom. Below are the highlights. And here’s Alan’s original full […]

Amnesty for Same-Sex Couples?

by (@markdtooley) October 19, 2010

The following article was originally published on the American Spectator website, and has been reposted wtih permission. Liberal Democratic Senators Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced their “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act” on September 29. Of course its centerpiece is a “pathway” to citizenship for the “undocumented,” which critics would call amnesty for […]