The growing influence of Hispanics in evangelical Christian churches and organizations has been a blessing, Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, said in a Wednesday night speech at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference in Washington, D.C.
"The NAE is an association of denominations, organizations, churches, schools, relief and development agencies and networks of evangelical Christians. It is increasingly Hispanic as we are blessed by the partnership and leadership of so many of you and your churches," he said.
The reason Hispanics have been a blessing, he explained, is that the Church in the United States has been in decline, but many of the Hispanics in the country came from other nations where the Church is energetic and growing. These Hispanics, and other immigrants, will revive and renew American Christianity. more >>
While some have claimed that the Evangelical Immigration Table's recent ads calling for immigration reform based upon six principles were funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, The Christian Post has been informed by the organization that no Soros money was used for the ads.
"No funding from George Soros has been used by the Evangelical Immigration Table," the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, senior editorial advisor for The Christian Post, and a member of the EIT, informed CP.
In a June 2 article for Breitbart.com, Matthew Boyle claimed that the EIT "is actually a front group for players on the institutional left including billionaire George Soros and the Ford Foundation, according to Breitbart News and other outlets." more >>
Unless she joins a church by Friday, an atheist woman will be denied U.S. citizenship by the Department of Homeland Security because her refusal to "take up arms to defend the United States" is not religiously-based.
The woman, Margaret Doughty, 64, is originally from the U.K. but has lived in the United States for 30 years, according to a Daily KOS campaign asking the Department of Homeland Security to "stop denying U.S. citizenship to atheists."
"On her application, Margaret declined to 'take up arms to defend the United States' – due to her moral opposition to violence. The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (a division of DHS) replied that only religious-based objections are valid – instructing her to submit proof of her religion on "official church stationery" by June 21, or they will deny her U.S. citizenship," notes a summary of Doughty's dilemma on the campaign. more >>
In case you missed it, the Senate voted down an amendment requiring a secure border fence. What a shock.
They rejected building a 700 mile double-tier border fence that Congress already authorized to build seven years ago. The Washington Times reported that "the 54-39 vote to reject the fence shows the core of the immigration deal is holding. The vote broke mostly along party lines, though five Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio and the rest of the bill's authors, voted against the fence, and two Democrats voted for it.
Republicans had offered the fence as a way to build the confidence of voters skeptical that the government will enforce its laws, but opponents said building more fencing is costly, would take too long, and shouldn't be dictated by Washington. "I think we should leave that to the best judgment of the Border Patrol," said Sen. John McCain, one of the eight senators who wrote the immigration bill." more >>
We should take notice when self-professed atheist billionaire and globalist profiteer, George Soros, is the quiet funder of a curious "Evangelical Immigration Table" campaign to promote yet another massive and mysterious piece of legislation in Congress. This time it is the "Gang of 8" Schumer-Rubio immigration bill (S. 744).
Through the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), a project of the Soros-funded National Immigration Forum (NIF), progressive activists such as Sojourners founder, Jim Wallis, are well-funded to lobby for the Gang of 8 legislation that would almost immediately legalize about 11 million immigrants first, with promises of better law enforcement later.
Another 20 million immigrants, mostly family members, are likely to follow within ten years. A $250,000 national radio campaign by the Table features several evangelical leaders reading from Matthew 25, "I was a stranger, and you welcomed me ..." more >>
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order that the Department of Justice must respond to a rehearing request regarding the legal status of a German homeschooling family.
Issued last Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit's order was done on behalf of the Home School Legal Defense Association, which is presenting the Romeike family.
James R. Mason III, senior counsel with the HSLDA, told The Christian Post that the court's order was "a step in the right direction." more >>