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The New York Times is rounding up Evangelicals who support Obama’s views on immigration reform. Apparently, Richard Land is one Republican evangelical pastor who not only understands that God’s Word is about extending a loving hand to the alien and sojourner but also realizes that Hispanic voters can be a practical boon to right wing issues.

“Hispanics are religious, family-oriented, pro-life, entrepreneurial,” said the Rev. Richard D. Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy arm. “They are hard-wired social conservatives, unless they’re driven away.

“I’ve had some older conservative leaders say: ‘Richard, stop this. You’re going to split the conservative coalition,’ ” Dr. Land continued. “I say it might split the old conservative coalition, but it won’t split the new one. And if the new one is going to be a governing coalition, it’s going to have to have a lot of Hispanics in it. And you don’t get a lot of Hispanics in your coalition by engaging in anti-Hispanic anti-immigration rhetoric.”

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One Comment

  1. Its not anti-imigration, it’s anti illegal immigration. If I was a legal hispanic imigrant I would also be against illegal imigration too.


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