Wednesday, September 19, 2007

All You Need to Know

A passage from an article called "A Crisis of Political Faith for Evangelicals" that was featured on Yahoo the other day (and that originally appeared in Congressional Quarterly Weekly) caught my eye:
...the president's support for granting a path to citizenship for those who entered the country illegally has further strained the GOP's relations with the evangelical base...
Certainly there are erroneous yet plausible religious arguments against gay marriage and abortion; there's no conceivable faith-based argument against illegal immigration. If anything, true Christians are enjoined to love their neighbors and forgive those who trespass against them. Literally.

The fact that "softness" on illegal immigration creates strain with the holy rollers tells you everything you need to know about the so-called "evangelical" political movement in this country.

Oh, they're evangelizing alright, but that ain't the Good News they're spreading. The "evangelical base" is a political bloc that uses "faith" as a cover for advocating draconian social repression and outright racism.

There's no pretty way to say it. Nor should there be.
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