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"Social Justice" pastors/Religious Left engineering Re-Election for Obama?

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  1. DisgruntledTunaFan

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    Is Another Great Divide Coming?

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    Members include Jim Wallis's Sojourners, United Methodist, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, and Episcopal Church agencies, left-wing Catholic groups like Pax Christi, and the Islamic Immigration Center, among others.

    These organizations have a two-fold goal of legalizing the illegals and also of re-electing Barack Obama.

    But in the fall of 2009, amnesty for illegals became an evangelical issue as well. The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) adopted a pro-liberalized immigration stance that is creating ripples among its conservative membership. They are calling for a path to citizenship for illegals and "a realistic program to respond to labor needs."

    Schumer read letters from other evangelicals signing on including NAE official Joel Hunter and Willow Creek's Bill Hybels.

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    It's highly unlikely that an amnesty would allow illegals to vote in 2012, and besides that up until the Republicans went haywire with their anti-immigrant party, the Latinos were actually drifting right. I think Bush got 40% of the Latino vote in 2004, but then the right wing really went after illegals and it was seen as racism by many, so Obama got almost 70% of the Latino vote. The evangelicals by supporting amnesty will help Republicans make inroads into that constituency.

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