Friday, June 17, 2011

Southern Baptists in Support of Illegal Immigrants; Approve Resolution Backing Path to Legal Status

The Politico website reports today (June 17, 2011) that the Southern Baptist Convention -- America's largest Protestant denomination -- approved a resolution backing a path to legal status for illegal immigrants at its annual meeting in Phoenix this week.

The resolution calls on the government to make border security a priority and to hold businesses accountable for their hiring.

It also asks government officials to support "a just and compassionate path to legal status, with appropriate restitutionary measures, for those undocumented immigrants already living in our country."

Finally, the resolution says, "Any form of nativism, mistreatment, or exploitation is inconsistent with the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

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