ICYMI: Russell Moore, Ralph Reed Highlight Faith, Law Enforcement Imperatives for Reform

Assistant Director of Communications

March 31, 2014

President of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Founder and Chairman of Faith & Freedom Coalition Pen Wall Street Journal Op-Ed


WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an op-ed published Sunday in the Wall Street Journal, national evangelical leaders Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Ralph Reed, founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, underscored the moral imperatives for passing immigration reform this year.

And as Moore and Reed note, the call isn’t coming from the faith community alone. They quote Sheriff Mark Curran of Lake County, Ill.: “Congress must work together to pass effective immigration reform that adheres to conservative principles: the rule of law, security and safety, family unity, and human dignity. We need to ask ourselves what our founding fathers would do, because we know what Jesus would do.”

“The message is clear,” Moore and Reed conclude. “Reform is the right thing to do for our economy and needed for a safe and secure border. It is also the smart thing to do for our future and the moral thing to do for the soul of our nation.”

“Conservative leaders from across the country are saying we need a vote on commonsense reform this year,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. “They continue to highlight both the moral and the rational need for reform. And they won’t rest until their members of Congress provide long-term solutions to our broken immigration system.”

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