–via Mother Jones
"When some of the nation's top evangelical leaders threw their weight behind immigration reform, liberal advocates were pleased to receive help from an unexpected ally. But immigration foes saw it as nothing less than treachery.
Last month, the National Association of Evangelicals and Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's (SBC) Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, launched an ad campaign to kick off a new lobbying campaign for immigration reform that includes a pathway to legalization for illegal immigrants. The Center for Immigration Studies, a conservative anti-immigration group, blasted the effort. "The more left-leaning clergy ignored the Apostle Paul's warning and exchanged the truth of God for a lie," the group said. "In some ways, the lie these evangelicals have traded for is more treacherous because for many of them it appears to wrap a cursory understanding of immigration policy in moralistic, well-intentioned error." And this growing clash between evangelical groups and anti-immigration activists threatens to split the conservative coalition..." (READ MORE)