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Christians on Right Urge Reform on Migrants

posted on June 14, 2012

The New York Times‘ Trip Gabriel reports that at a Capitol Hill news conference, Focus on the Family’s senior vice president, Tom Minnery, announced that 150 evangelical leaders have endorsed an overhaul of the nation’s immigration policy. Groups like the Southern Baptist Convention and the National Association of Evangelicals are joining with Focus on the Family to, in Minnery’s words, invite illegal immigrants to “come out of the shadows.” Gabriel writes that the evangelicals’ announcement occurs in the context of the presidential election: “The call by the groups represents a recognition that in one bedrock element of the conservative movement—evangelical Christians—the demography of their followers is changing, becoming more Hispanic.”

Read at The New York Times