The New York Times reports:
Normally on the opposite side of political issues backed by the Obama White House, [evangelical]leaders are aligning with the president to support an overhaul that would include some path to legalization for illegal immigrants already here. They are preaching from pulpits, conducting conference calls with pastors and testifying in Washington....
Could it make a difference?
Although other religious leaders have long favored immigration overhaul — including Roman Catholics, mainline Protestants, Jews and Muslims — the evangelicals are crucial because they have the relationships and the pull with Republicans.
So, if all those groups are for it, who is against it? The people they are preaching to? Can they convert their choirs?[More...]
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Jews for Jesus leader David Brinker in One Day in Wasilia, responds to attacks on the speech he gave at Sarah Palin's church in Wasila. The Palins were in attendance.
The groups mission statement says:
We exist to make the messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide.
If you know any Jewish voters, please forward this to them. Particularly if they live in Florida. They can assess for themselves the danger of giving any voice in government to these extremist radical right groups. Update below:
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The Rocky Mountain News reports Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin will campaign together at the Colorado Jet Center in Colorado Springs, CO Saturday.
Colorado Springs, home to evangelical America. James Dobson and Focus on the Family and the New Life Church are located there.
When George W. Bush was inaugurated in 2005, they made their intention to have a greater effect in politics well known.
Evangelical leaders promise that in coming years they'll be even more active in politics. And Colorado Springs will continue to be a base from which the evangelical movement launches initiatives that affect civic life across the nation.
John McCain, Panderer-in-Chief.
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