Evangelicals: Pray For Boehner On Immigration Reform
Washington (CNN) - A group of evangelicals in favor of passing immigration reform have a message for House Speaker John Boehner: "We're praying for you." In new ads, Evangelical Immigration Table–group that has been behind immigration reform on Capitol Hill–asks people to pray for Boehner and House Republican leadership on immigration reform and urge those leaders to listen to their prayers.
On a Thursday call with reporters, Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals and a leading member of Evangelical Immigration Table, said North Carolina, Texas and California were selected because "they are significant places in terms of the Congress." The group, which formed earlier this year, has brought together leaders from the sometimes fractured world of evangelical Christian politics with the express goal of passing immigration reform. Groups involved include the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the National Association of Evangelicals, Sojourners and Focus on the Family.