This Monday, October 28th, the National Immigration Forum, funded by globalist billionaire George Soros, is flying 300 pro-Amnesty “conservatives” from throughout the country to Capitol Hill. Their mission: to persuade House Representatives to support Amnesty for illegal aliens. (See Conservative 'fly-in' aims to sell House GOP on immigration, By Alan Gomez, USA Today, October 18, 2013.)
The NIF’s supporters are the typical Treason Lobby Unholy Alliance: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, FWD.us run by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy. What are “conservatives” doing is this crony capitalist company?
Ali Noorani, NIF Executive Director, says this “broad collection coming to Washington represents the conservative base of the Republican Party.”
Although Soros describes himself as an atheist, among the 300 Open Borders shock troops are Evangelical Christians, activists from the Evangelical Immigration Table, a bought-and-paid-for Front Group of Soros’s National Immigration Forum. These “Soros Evangelicals” say it’s the Christian Thing To Do and if you don’t jump aboard the bandwagon, you’re a Bad Person. Apparently, in a “good cause,” it’s ok to be judgmental.
I refer the reader to previous articles I’ve written on this disgusting fraud:
See also Bill Barnwell’s Immigration: An Evangelical Approach (December 2, 2006) and Cecilia Davenport’s recent Immigration Enthusiast Evangelicals Squirming After Soros, Treason Lobby Funding Revealed, which recounts the cockroach-after-lights-turned-on reaction by Evangelical Immigration Table luminaries to the revelation of their Soros connection.
Why are these alleged Evangelical leaders gung-ho for Amnesty anyway?
Let me be clear: as an Evangelical Christian myself, and a church deacon, I absolutely oppose Open Borders Christianity and don’t believe in guilt-tripping Christians into believing it’s a Good Thing. In Acts 17:26, we read that God made “all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth, and hath determined…the bounds of their habitations…” So borders are Biblical!
But a number of factors cause this Evangelical immigration enthusiasm. Some see immigrants as a way to replace Americans who have dropped out of the church. Evangelicals in general are more Politically Correct than is generally realized: they have been influenced by the usual trends in society: self-esteem pop psychology, radical egalitarianism, feminism, anti-intellectualism, etc. etc.
And then there’s Worldly Acclaim. Support for Amnesty wins Evangelicals Strange New Respect from a secular Mainstream Media not usually keen to speak positively of Evangelicals. Some Evangelical leaders just like receiving accolades from the MSM.
Not a problem we have here at VDARE.com!
And many Evangelicals, like most of our society, have completely bought into the Civil Rights mythos of the 1960s. Pro-Amnesty Evangelicals see their stance as an opportunity to identify with the Civil Rights tradition and feel good about themselves.
Thus 2008 Presidential candidate and Evangelical preacher Mike Huckabee taught the “Second Chance Doctrine” as governor of Arkansas. According to this idea, enabling illegal aliens today somehow makes up for how blacks were treated in the old days. Quoth Huckabee, “The Hispanic influx gives us a second chance to prove what kind of people we really are."
And Evangelical Amnesty-booster Bill Hamel, president of the Evangelical Free Church of America, says:
I missed the Civil Rights movement, I watched and did nothing and for decades I have regretted those days. I'm committed not to sit this one out.
[Evangelicals Mobilize 100,000 Churches for Immigration Reform, By Ted Hesson, ABC News, January 15, 2013]
So it’s all about Bill Hamel and Mike Huckabee increasing their self-esteem!
But no one group or leader can speak for all Evangelicals. The idea that Evangelicals all robotically follow orders from Evangelical Central is just a Leftist fundraising caricature. Anybody familiar with the Evangelical world knows it’s ridiculous.
There is no equivalent of an Evangelical Pope (not that all Catholics obey the Pope anyway!). Evangelicals don't all belong to the same church, but to many churches.
The American Evangelical world is one of endlessly multiplying and dividing denominations, non-denominations, independent churches and ministries. When individual Evangelicals don't agree with something in their congregation, they will often just quit and join another. Church splits often result in the formation of a new congregation. Even when two denominations merge, the result is often three denominations instead of one, since there is a group in each merging church that refuses to go along with it.
Some churches, like the one I attend for example, have autonomous congregations and no central headquarters. So it would be impossible to formulate an official statement for or against any such resolution.
Notwithstanding the ““Soros Evangelicals”” of the Evangelical Immigration Table, with their big names and favorable MSM coverage, Polling shows that Evangelicals who oppose Amnesty outnumber those who do. But they don’t have the MSM support—or the Soros money.
One organization that is doing something, as Cecilia Davenport reported on VDARE.com, is Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration. This group was founded by Kelly Monroe Kullberg, previously founder of the Veritas Forum and President of Christians for a Sustainable Economy. It has its own anti-Amnesty petition, which has been signed by, among others, Vanderbilt law professor Carol Swain and Eric Metaxas (who quite the EIT when the Soros connection was revealed) .
Even Time Magazine, a few days ago, recognized the conflict: Evangelicals Battle Over ‘Biblical’ Immigration [By Maya Rhodan, October 22, 2013].
Evangelicals who support American sovereignty and oppose Amnesty need to speak out within their own churches and denominations. Don’t donate to ministries that have become Open Border fronts, such as Focus on the Family. Don’t succumb to the guilt-tripping propaganda. Be an influence to others—you may well have to educate your minister and other church leaders. Use it as an opportunity to broaden the topic, from Amnesty to the entire National Question as it relates to Christianity.
Point out the damage that mass immigration perpetrates upon both the receiving countries and the sending countries.
Remind leaders that real Christian Charity is not Big Government Welfare or facilitating the demographic invasion of your country. Real Christian Charity is freely giving to others of your own resources, in the name of Christ.
Point out that there are Christians in other countries who also have a responsibility to help the needy in their own country. It’s not all about the U.S.A.
American Christians honestly wanting to help poor folks in other countries should be encouraged to help them there—where their dollars often go further.
Be persistent, because there’s been a lot of brainwashing that has to be reversed. Use the VDARE.COM website archive as a valuable source of information. Our articles cover a wide range of National Question topics and they are well-documented with hyperlinks.
Armed with good arguments and “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15) you can combat the globalist propaganda of the ““Soros Evangelicals”” and promote real Christianity—not globalism masquerading as Christianity.
And finally, recall the words of the Lord Himself: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.
American citizen Allan Wall (email him) moved back to the U.S.A. in 2008 after many years residing in Mexico. Allan's wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual. In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his Mexidata.info articles are archived here; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.