“Who does Lindsey Graham represent?” “Not me.”
I’m sure you’ve heard those ads by now, playing all over South Carolina on TV and radio.
Well the Southern Baptists are ready to strike back. A concerted effort has begun to support Lindsey Graham and protect him from a primary challenger. According to this press offering by Lauren FoxвЂ‹ at DrRichardLand.com:
Evangelical groups like the Southern Baptist Convention, in association with the Evangelical Immigration Table, are fighting on Sundays from the pulpit, through mass mailings and on TV to convince some of the most conservative factions of voters in the country that comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to legal residency or citizenship, is a moral imperative. And, of course, that makes good political sense.
If you want the conservative movement to be a national movement that can win elections, it is going to have to include Hispanics,” says Richard Land, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention.
Meanwhile, Land says the Evangelical Immigration Table’s goal is to protect members of Congress who pursue comprehensive immigration reform from a primary challenge. For example, the group is expected to air an ad this week in South Carolina advocating for policies supported by South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Some of you may be needing this info:
Richard Land: 615-782-8405
Southern Baptist Convention:
Here are a series of articles further defining the plans of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Evangelical Immigration Table, Partnership for a New American Economy, and the Spartanburg County Baptist Network.
Before you dig in, ponder this. For years the churches in America and I think particularly in South Carolina, have hidden behind their tax exempt status and proclaimed “Oh no, we can’t get involved in politics. That’s not our mission.” Now this issue brings them out of their self imposed political moratorium and they choose to pick supporting Lindsey Graham as their key mission?