Why Immigrant-Bashers Will Lose the Evangelical Vote

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Samuel Rodriguez and I have written a new op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal laying the case for why anti-immigrant rhetoric should and will alienate evangelical voters. Here’s an excerpt:

 And while news media fixated on Mr. Trump’s speech to a few thousand people in Phoenix last weekend, an estimated 60,000 people gathered in New York to hear the gospel preached by Luis Palau, a Hispanic immigrant. The event was supported by 1,700 local churches, most of them Hispanic-led and many of them Spanish-speaking. New York, thought of as a stronghold of secularism, is a place where Christianity is thriving, fueled primarily by immigrant congregations that believe the whole Bible and preach the gospel of redemption through the blood of Christ.

The whole piece can be found here.

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Russell Moore

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency 
of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

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