The Fiction of Evangelical Friction -- Sightings (Noah Toly)
Immigration reform is again on the table. While resistance and opposition remains, a growing coalition of groups, including religious groups, is moving toward support of a reform package that would include a pathway to citizenship for the millions of persons living in the United States without proper documents. Why is this? There are a number of reasons, but for Evangelicals there are two pieces that converge. One is that the Scriptures speak strongly about welcoming the stranger. The other has to do with relationships. With growing numbers of Latino Evangelicals, they are beginning to rub shoulders with each other. Building relationships does change attitudes. Noah Toly, who teaches at Evangelical bastion Wheaton College debunks the idea suggested by some that the Evangelical elite may back this, but not the majority of the people in the pews. Surveys suggest otherwise. I invite your to read and weigh in on this issue!