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Beware of Liberals Who Come in Evangelicals' Clothing

Ken6226 Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:14 AM
A few years ago the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution that urged people to show compassion on illegal immigrants. The resolution was not intended as a call for amnesty, and explicitly said so. Yet some fire-eaters immediately jumped on the bandwagon and accused Southern Baptists of supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants. I'm as conservative as anyone on this site, but this column is downright ridiculous. Showing compassion for people is not the same as supporting amnesty. Some of you critics need to take a deep breath and avoid these knee-jerk reactions. You're making fools of yourselves.
Marie150 Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:57 AM
There is the key word of the socialist "knee jerk reactions" Always a favorite with the hardened radical.
just_the_facts_maam Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:55 AM
We can be compassionate without giving them citizenship and free stuff for the rest of their lives. The US can be compassionate by pressuring their government to get their you-know-what cleaned up and start working for their people instead of actively encouraging them to invade our country and make it theirs.
Marie150 Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:34 AM
Taxation compassion, the redistribution of wealth, is not compassion at all. That is Marxism.
Marie150 Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:36 AM
Jesus was not a communist. Nor did he call us to be communists. He called us to give as individuals to give everything we have to Him.
Ken6226 Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:37 AM
These churches are using their own money, not taxpayers' money. Do you think the government should regulate how churches can spend their own money? Talk about Marxism!
No-Way-Jose Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:52 AM
They are using their own money to advocate for a system that transfers money from one group of individuals to another -- taxpayers to illegals. They have a right to advocate but I also have a right to disagree. What they don't (or shouldn't) have a right to do is aide and abet these illegals directly -- which they do.
just_the_facts_maam Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:57 AM
Ken, they are spending their own money to do what - try to influence the making of law in the this country? It's wonderful that they are feeding, clothing, whatever the people in their congregation. That is their absolute right and requirement. But they should be working with those people to get them legal "legally", not through making people think that all Evangelicals are "turning" to their way and need to ante up for amnesty (which is the only alternative to actually enforcing the laws at this point). I don't care what you call it, they are trying to use their influence incorrectly.
oracle1 in Atlanta Wrote: May 09, 2013 9:06 AM
But the VAST majority of monies that flow to ILLEGAL aliens are tax dollars. To encourage them that it is OK to stay simply assures that taxpayers will be perpetually bilked. although welfare per se is ILLEGAL for noncitizens, that is a farcical mirage...just show up at the hospital and they MUST BE treated via Medicaid. Push out 1 anchor baby and the whole family gets Food Stamps.
Earl29 Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:32 AM
No, but supporting amnesty is the same as supporting amnesty, Ken.
Ken6226 Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:36 AM
The Southern Baptist Convention did NOT support amnesty. The people who say the resolution supported amnesty are flat-out lying.
No-Way-Jose Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:26 AM
Did the convention also call for compassion for other types of law breakers? I doubt it. Why did they specifically call out for compassion for this one type of law breaker? Shouldn't tax cheats and bank robbers also be worthy of our compassion? Don't you think that by only singling out compassion for this one type of law breaker they were implicitly asking for leniency -- AKA amnesty.

Ann Coulter offers up specific liberal evangelical voices that openly tout amnesty while cherry-picking biblical verse to try and support their views. Why is it ridiculous to point out their public compassion for the illegals while they ignore the compassion for those that pay the costs of these law-breakers?

Ken6226 Wrote: May 09, 2013 8:33 AM
"Don't you think that by only singling out compassion for this one type of law breaker they were implicitly asking for leniency -- AKA amnesty."

I was present at the meeting where the resolution was adopted, and it most certainly was NOT a call for amnesty.

"Ann Coulter offers up specific liberal evangelical voices that openly tout amnesty while cherry-picking biblical verse to try and support their views."

She lost me when she branded David Uth as a liberal. She needs to do some research before she paints with such a broad brush.

"Why is it ridiculous to point out their public compassion for the illegals while they ignore the compassion for those that pay the costs of these law-breakers?"

That's only so much double talk. The church is simply ministering to people in need because that's the Christian thing to do.
Marie150 Wrote: May 09, 2013 9:02 AM