by Don Hank
I recently sent out an email blaming misguided “Christians” for supporting illegal immigration. I said that just as a falling away of the churches in Germany helped usher in the Third Reich and just as unbiblical “Christian” churches in Europe support Islamization, so “Christian” churches preach a pro-invasion social gospel alien to Christ’s message, that has weakened our national borders, introduced criminals, drug dealers, foreign workers who raise unemployment levels and a whole host of social ills in America. I received feedback from one conservative claiming illegal immigration is all the Democrats’ fault and that Christian churches have nothing to do with it.
So I went to the web sites of the churches themselves and here is what I found in about 1/2 hour:
United Methodist (against CA Prop 187):
Southern Baptist top leader Richard Land supported Bush amnesty bill:
Catholic leaders urge disobedience of anti-invasion law:
Presbyterians support Obama’s (previously Bush’s) “comprehensive immigration reform”:
and some of their “leaders” recommend an ACLU publication on immigration http://www.pcusa.org/immigration/getinvolved.htm
“An evangelical Christian herself, she’s watched as Catholic, Episcopalian, Methodist and Jewish clergy converged on Capitol Hill, lobbying legislators to grant illegal residents permanent status.”
Baptists and other Protestants protest AZ anti-invasion law:
“That the government establish a sound, equitable process toward earned legal status for currently undocumented immigrants, who desire to embrace the responsibilities and privileges that accompany citizenship.”
But I urge you to do your own research, like I did. Go to Google and type in
<name of denomination> illegal immigration
and you will find out that there are probably almost no major denominations that strongly oppose illegal immigration any more.
Yet the majority of Americans do oppose illegal immigration and the majority of us describe ourselves as Christians.
As a result, just as more and more conservative Christians are eschewing public schools and the mainstream political parties, many are abandoning American churches as well, meeting in homes instead, in less formal settings to avoid the secularization and political correctness of mainstream churches. I suspect there may be regions in the US where there is no church within 100 miles that has not succumbed to Marxist-progressive influences. In those cases, Christians may have only the home church as a last recourse.
Failing to find a suitable church home, consider this option prayerfully.