It’s been a great and momentous week for the Southern Baptist Convention. First Richard Land, the powerful chairman of the denomination’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission joined an Evangelical Immigration Table press conference calling for comprehensive immigration reform that, among other things, “respects the God-given dignity of every person, protects the unity of the immediate family (and)…establishes a path toward legal status and/or citizenship for those who qualify and who wish to become permanent residents”.
In an interview with The Atlantic’s Molly Ball, Land said of President Obama’s decision to stop deporting young illegal immigrants, “I applaud it. I would have preferred Congress to have done it. I hope that Congress would applaud it and pass something very similar.” Land also called on Republican nominee Mitt Romney to endorse Obama’s action, and to go even further if elected president. Read the rest of this entry »