G92 Immigration Conference Blog
New York Times cites Keynote Speaker Richard Land in Recent Southern Baptist Call for Immigration Reform
June 24, 2011
The New York Times cited Richard Land, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, in their analysis of the Southern Baptist Church's recent call for immigration reform. According to the New York Times article, "Richard Land, president of the Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in Washington, described the move as "a really classic illustration of Gospel love and Gospel witness."
According to a Baptist Press account of the SBC decision to support immigration reform, Land stated, "The immigration crisis is fanning the flames of hostility and animosity and distrust between various elements in our society, and it is time for our representatives in Congress and our president to put aside partisanship, to put aside narrow political interests and do what is best for the country."
Another Times article lists Kenneth Blackwell, Bill Hybels, Samuel Rodriquez, Matt Staver, Leith Anderson, and Jay Sekulow among prominent evangelical who have come out in support of immigration reform.