Coalition of Evangelicals launches ad campaign in key congressional districts
WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of Evangelical groups, including the Southern Baptist Convention, hopes to give an earful to key congressional lawmakers about immigration reform.
The Evangelical Immigration Table, formed last year, has launched a $400,000 radio ad campaign in 56 congressional districts. The ads will feature local pastors and national voices encouraging passage of immigration reform without delay. Dr. Barrett Duke of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission says the ads will air for two weeks "at saturation rates."
Pastor Felix Cabrera of Oklahoma City's Quail Creek Baptist Church says the collateral damage of the current policy that he has seen includes the detention and separation of parents from children born in the U.S.
And Amarillo, Texas, pastor Stan Coffey says Evangelicals should let their voices be heard on the issue and that he believes "this is what Jesus would have done if he were here."
247-a-12-(Dr. Barrett Duke, vice president, Southern Baptist Convention, Religion and Ethics Commission, in conference call)-"56 congressional districts"-SBC Religion and Ethics Commission vice-president Dr. Barrett Duke says evangelicals in support of immigration reform will flood the airways with broadcast ads in some lawmakers' districts. (20 Aug 2013)
Created: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 04:14:52 EST
Updated: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 04:14:52 EST