As if on cue, on July 14th, Richard Land was on Capitol Hill, plugging for amnesty at a congressional hearing:
Arguing for a comprehensive immigration package with a guest-worker program, Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, quoted from the Bible's books of Matthew, Leviticus and Micah in pressing for action on the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.Dr. Land quotes several passages of Scripture, none of which prove that the U.S. government should give an amnesty to illegal aliens. By the way, is Richard Land letting illegal aliens stay in his own house and supporting them out of his own money?
Southern Baptists respect and strongly support upholding America's laws, he said, but they "also recognize a biblical mandate to care for 'the least of these among us' (Matthew 25:34-40), to care for the 'strangers' who reside in our land (Leviticus 19:34; Hebrews 13:2) and to act justly and mercifully (Micah 6:8)," Land told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law.[Bible Verses Abound at Hearing on Ethics of Immigration Reform, By William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers, July 15th, 2010]
I invite our evangelical readers, and especially Southern Baptists whose offerings go to support such nation-wrecking, to contact Dr. Richard Land and show him where he is wrong.
You can email him here. You can leave him a voicemail (toll free) at 1-888-324-8456, Monday through Friday. You can even call Richard Land during his live weekly radio show, thus educating Land and his listeners at the same time. The show is on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m., Eastern Time. The toll free number is 1-888-324-8456.
The general contact page for the Southern Baptist Convention is here. Ask why your church offerings and your denomination's reputation are being utilized to promote anti-patriotic mass social engineering projects.
Meanwhile, back at the congressional hearing, Representative Lamar Smith responded with a Scripture quotation of his own, Romans 13:1-7 and stated that
"I suspect we will hear today that it is somehow immoral or unethical to enforce our nation's laws and that we should ignore our laws," Smith said. "For those who want to take this approach, there is just one problem: the Bible contains numerous passages that support the rule of law."As I pointed out in my article, polling indicates that most evangelicals don't support amnesty nor increases in immigration. Why should evangelical leaders use the grassroots' money to support such things?