National Association of Evangelicals testifies in support of Amnesty

Roy Beck at NumbersUSA is stunned that a whole host of Evangelical Churches, including even the Salvation Army, testified in support of amnesty for illegal aliens in the US Senate two days ago, here.

Leaders of most of the nation’s evangelical Christians made a shocking endorsement of illegal-alien amnesty today in Senate testimony.

Their spokesman — the head of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) — said high immigration is increasing membership in evangelical churches and is good for the economy.

Polls have shown that evangelical Christians in the pews are the MOST likely to OPPOSE amnesty. If you are one of them, you may want to contact your church leaders immediately.

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I am especially devastated by the national evangelical leaders’ callous disregard for the U-6 unemployment rate of nearly 20% — job-seekers (active and recently discouraged) who cannot find any job or who have been forced into involuntary part-time work.

It is incredible to read Rev. Anderson’s testimony talking about the failure in having enough immigration visas to fill the needs of the U.S. business community!

I am embarrassed for him and his 74 colleagues. I am sure they do not mean such inhumane treatment of their fellow Americans. And I am sure they dug themselves into this shameful hole with the most well-intentioned of shovels.

I suggest that the readers of this blog consider forgiveness toward these religious leaders while thoughtfully guiding them to see all the shades and complexities of the immigration issue to which they weren’t exposed by the NAE staff and the open-borders lobby which led them to this pro-amnesty position.

For a list of National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) church affiliates, go here.  Note that one of the Top Ten refugee resettlement federal contractors, World Relief, is a part of the NAE.  

Just a reminder that the NAE and World Relief went to the White House to get marching orders on amnesty, here.

I think Mr. Beck is being too kind.  These groups may say they are all for Christian charity, and that’s how they sell it to their people,  but it’s really all about money(taxpayer and big business and big labor money) and leftwing political power.  For example, World Relief gets over $30 million a year from government grants alone, while it supplies refugees to work in businesses like meatpacking. 

We are seeing the fruits of far Left (Alinskyite) community organizing that has been going on for over 40 years.  They need immigrant numbers to bring about “change.”

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