At the same time, the Evangelical Immigration Table announced a five-figure radio ad buy that, while it doesn't mention Graham by name, links support for immigration reform to the Biblical injunction to care for strangers.
"Please join a growing movement of Christians asking our political leaders for immigration solutions rooted in biblical values," the Rev. Jim Goodroe of the Spartanburg County Baptist Network says in the ad. "Our South Carolina elected officials need your prayers and to hear your voice."
Richard Land, a leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, told reporters on a conference call that Graham's "courageous leadership" on immigration should be supported. "We are doing our best to let South Carolinians know how proud they should be of their senator," Land said.