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Bryan Fischer: Evangelical Immigration Table using George Soros money to reward lawbreaking
Thursday, August 22, 2013 2:04 PM

By Bryan Fischer

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USA Today ran a feature piece yesterday touting a $400,000 radio ad campaign by the Evangelical Immigration Table. The ads will air in 56 congressional districts, mostly on Christian radio stations, and will urge Christians to appeal to their congressmen to open our borders to any and all. 

There are numerous problems with the EIT approach to the immigration problem, not the least of which is the EIT is insisting that as a matter of public policy the American government reward people for breaking the law. This is hardly an evangelical position. 

EIT’s position is an offense against the biblical concept of justice and equality before the law. Those who have broken our immigration law, by trespassing on sovereign American soil, a criminal offense, will jump to the head of the queue, ahead of the 4 million foreigners waiting patiently in foreign countries for their immigration requests to be processed. Lawbreakers will be guaranteed a path to citizenship denied to those who are playing the rules. This ought to be abhorrent to any evangelical who is thinking clearly and with a biblical mindset. 

What most Christians do not know is that the EIT is using George Soros money to fund its efforts. Most evangelicals would rightly be suspicious that anything Soros is financing is going to be in the best interests of America. The EIT has spent $1 million overall so far, most of it from Mr. Soros and his socialist buddies. 

EIT spokesmen stress that the immigration issue is a matter of “compassion and justice.” Agreed. And so we ask, where is the compassion for the victims of illegal immigration? Those who have had loved ones murdered by illegal aliens? Those whose hospitals have been closed because they have been overwhelmed providing medical care to those who have no right to be in this country and cannot pay? Where is the compassion for them? 

Where is the compassion for those whose families and communities have been ravaged by the drugs that flow freely across our southern border? Where is the compassion for the 230 cities which have active drug cartels in their midst, poisoning the lives of their children and endangering the peace and safety of their communities? Where is the compassion for American workers who will eventually have 56 million additional workers competing with them for already scarce jobs? 

Where is the compassion for those whose wallets will be drained providing welfare to those who have no just claim on taxpayer resources? The Heritage Foundation indicates that the ultimate cost of the amnesty plan supported by the EIT will be over $6 trillion. Where is the compassion for those who will be forced to bear this burden against their will and against every principle of justice, fair play and national sovereignty? 

Let’s not forget that Moses asked Edom for permission to enter his land (Numbers 20:14-21). When he was denied entry, he didn’t sneak in and demand special favors. He respected Edom’s border and its national sovereignty and went in a different direction. 

Our friends in the EIT seem to have forgotten the biblical principle that God is the one who has allotted the boundaries of all nations (Acts 17:26), and insists that those boundaries be respected by peoples from other lands. 

We admire and have great affection for many of the leaders of the EIT. But on this issue, they are just plain wrong and out of step with biblical Christianity. 

The EIT, frankly, is trying to take evangelicals for a ride. Here’s hoping evangelicals in the pew hop off this train before it leaves the station. 

 (Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)

 

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