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
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
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
(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.)