The Common Good

Does scripture call for amnesty?

Source: One News Now
Date: January 18, 2013

Experts agree that a majority of rank-and-file evangelical Christians probably don't support amnesty for illegal aliens, even though many evangelical leaders are getting on the amnesty bandwagon.

In "Why evangelicals are the new partners for immigration reform," The Christian Science Monitor earlier this month reported that advocates of amnesty for illegal aliens have been trying to woo evangelical clergy and voters to their cause, emphasizing scriptural themes of love, justice, and welcome for strangers.

The article points out that in June of last year, the Evangelical Immigration Table was formed by diverse Christian leaders like Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention and liberal Jim Wallis of Sojourners. Their goal: supporting immigration reform (a.k.a. amnesty).