Hmm. Anyone know where one could go to substantiate this quote in a Washington Post article on Immigration?
“We think our national boundaries should be respected. That’s a biblical principle also,” said Christian Coalition lobbyist Jim Backlin.
I’m not entirely sure myself, except the ‘law and order’ render unto Caesar sections, or maybe Romans 13.
Regardless, it is interesting how this is splintering the evangelical part of the Republican base. More from this article:
Many larger groups, such as James C. Dobson’s Colorado-based Focus on the Family, have not taken a stand on the issue. Rodriguez, of the Hispanic Christian conference, said his group wants to know why.
“We need to know from white evangelical leaders why did they not support comprehensive immigration reform, why they came down in favor exclusively of enforcement, without any mention of the compassionate side, without any mention of the Christian moral imperatives,” he said.
“So down the road, when the white evangelical community calls us and says, ‘We want to partner with you on marriage, we want to partner on family issues,’ my first question will be: ‘Where were you when 12 million of our brothers and sisters were about to be deported and 12 million
families disenfranchised?’ “
Keep an eye on this… Our esteemed elected representatives are now claiming a “Breakthrough” deal. I’ll believe it when I see it, but I want to learn more about it first…