Wednesday, March 13, 2013


This is bad news for the anti-immigrant conservatives...
Evangelicals urge S.C. Christian voters to back changes to immigration law
By Franco Ordonez | McClatchy Newspapers
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — Leading evangelicals who want to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws launched a new ad campaign Wednesday on 15 Christian radio stations across the deeply conservative state of South Carolina to build support and counter a deluge of attacks ads targeting Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the most vocal Republican proponents for granting citizenship to the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.

The ads urge Christians to call their members of Congress to support new immigration legislation that includes a path to citizenship for people living in the country illegally.

“Many of our neighbors came here seeking opportunity, but our dysfunctional immigration system breaks up families across the U.S.,” the Rev. Jim Goodroe, director of missions at the Spartanburg County Baptist Network, says in the radio ad. “Christ calls evangelicals to compassion and justice. . . . Our South Carolina elected officials need your prayers and to hear your voice. Speak out.”

South Carolina business leaders have joined forces with the evangelical group, launching their own series of television ads with the help of a Republican political group, Republicans for Immigration Reform, a “super” political action committee dedicated to backing Republicans who support changes in immigration law.

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