House Speaker John Boehner has announced the House will not go to conference with the U.S. Senate over the latter’s immigration legalization proposal, likely forestalling any immigration legislation this year. It’s not for lack of trying by many religious advocates of immigration “reform,” with special exertions by many evangelical elites. A tent has arisen on Capitol Hill to shelter evangelical immigration prayers for immigration legislation.
Edie Sundby has cancer. She has the kind of cancer where the five year survival rate is only 2%. She’s among those 2%. Her health insurance company has spent over a million dollars to keep her alive. She likes her insurance company. Too bad. Here’s how Edie described her situation in an op-ed she wrote […]
If ever there was a fight in Washington that could fairly be described as a purely political, it would have to be the recent failure of Congress to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democrat-controlled Senate each passed their own versions of the bill, refusing to compromise even as the government shut down. At the heart of the debate was a provision to defund Obamacare that was present in the House bill, but absent from the Senate bill.
Jim Wallis has declared the government shut-down to be “unbiblical,” or at least so declares the headline of his latest Sojourners column. More specifically he faults “a clear hostility to government itself, government per se, from a group of political extremists that I believe is unbiblical.” In case there’s any doubt, he’s talking about conservative […]
In recent days, the nation has fixed its attention on Washington as lawmakers debate the passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government amidst Republican efforts to include language defunding Obamacare. But included in the version that passed the House of Representatives was an equally-contested provision decreasing federal spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]
Amid a bracing rendition of “Onward Christian Soldiers,” Russell Moore was inaugurated today as the chief political witness spokesman for America’s second largest religious body. He succeeds Richard Land as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Both men spoke today during a 2 hour service at Capitol Hill Baptist Church […]
“There aren’t many changes more dramatic in American evangelicalism than the way its leaders have embraced the indispensable justice of immigration reform.”
(Photo credit: wosu.org) By Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) Bibles, Badges and Business (BBB) has announced an upcoming event called “Bibles, Badges, and Business to DC” to rally for U.S. Senate legislation to legalize about 11 million illegal immigrants. Listed endorsers include Jim Wallis’ Sojourners and the National Association of Evangelicals. BBB is a project of the […]
By Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) Politics makes for strange bedfellows goes the old saying. The marriage between a group of Evangelical Christian organizers and George Soros has birthed a new organization called the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT). EIT reportedly does not legally exist and is an arm of the George Soros funded National Immigration Forum, which […]