Saturday, June 10, 2006

News Flash: God is not a cruel meanie

I went to see the Christian musical group "Point of Grace" in an Assembly of God congregation tonight. Browsing through the hallways, I picked up an insert from The National Association of Evangelicals Washington Insight, the lobbying office of the NAE. There was an article on the immigration controversy.

When I saw the topic, given this group, I was expecting... well, no, you don't want to know what I was expecting. This article, the March/April 2006 issue, states:
"Is a compromise possible with House-passed legislation [H.R.4437] that would return illegal immigrants to their native lands and jail those who aid illegal immigrants? That's unclear, but white evangelicals need to hear the voice of Hispanics about the implications of H.R. 4437.

So the NAE is not championing the more cruel and unbiblical ("The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born.") creations of the House Republicans. The National Association of Evangelicals is hoping for a compromise on it. Alleluia! Praise be to God!

Ever since the House Republicans picked Bush in the early 2000 primaries, I've often thought there's something especially sinister behind this movement, which distinguishes itself from Lincoln Republicanism, Roosevelt Republicanism, Eisenhower Republicanism, Nixon Republicanism, hey even Reagan Republicanism, and certainly McCain Republicanism. When it comes to war and poverty, this movement separates itself from the historical teachings of the Christian church, from the writings of Luther to the papal encyclicals. It has thrust this awful war upon us. Eventually even its most faithful cheerleaders have to take a look at where this bus is headed.

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