National Association Of Evangelicals Wants Open Borders

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 2 days ago

NAE:

Dear Mr. President:

As evangelical leaders representing tens of thousands of local churches, campus communities, and ministries we are concerned that the new “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, recently announced by Attorney General Sessions and being implemented by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, has had the effect of separating vulnerable children from their parents. As head of the Executive Branch of the federal government, we are writing to ask you to resolve this situation of families being separated that you have rightly described as “horrible.”

As evangelical Christians guided by the Bible, one of our core convictions is that God has established the family as the fundamental building block of society. The state should separate families only in the rarest of instances. While illegal entry to the United States can be a misdemeanor criminal violation, past administrations have exercised discretion in determining when to charge individuals with this offense, taking into account the wellbeing of children who may also be involved.

A “zero tolerance” policy removes that discretion—with the effect of removing even small children from their parents. The traumatic effects of this separation on these young children, which could be devastating and long-lasting, are of utmost concern.

U.S. law currently allows individuals with a credible fear of persecution to request asylum whether the individual enters with a valid visa, requests asylum at a port of entry, or is apprehended seeking to enter without a visa. Not every individual arriving will merit asylum protection, but we would ask that families be kept together while ensuring each individual asylum seeker is afforded due process according to our laws.

We are also concerned that there are fewer legal possibilities for those with a well-founded fear of persecution to be considered for refugee status without needing to make it to the U.S. border. The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program has allowed many fleeing persecution in Central America and elsewhere to register as refugees abroad and be thoroughly vetted before coming lawfully to the U.S. However, with significantly fewer refugees being admitted in recent years, there are fewer options for those fleeing persecution. Those facing legitimate threats to their lives often feel they have no choice but to leave their countries and seek asylum elsewhere.

We respectfully ask you to work with Attorney General Sessions and Secretary Nielsen to reverse this “zero tolerance” policy and instead urge law enforcement entities to exercise discretion to protect the unity of families.

This is what happens when spiritual “leaders” no longer believe in the applicability of God’s law to individuals.  The state becomes responsible for everything, including administering grace rather than justice.  No mention is made of the fact that illegals are law-breakers.

And this is what happens when the church “leaders” no longer believe in the power of the Holy Scriptures to effect world-wide change.  It becomes anemic and powerless.  Thus church “leaders” begin to meddle in the affairs of state and turn globalist rather than focus on the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.

Say, you don’t suppose all of this will have any effect on second amendment rights, do you?

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  1. On July 6, 2018 at 3:15 am, Jaque said:

    These people are filthy rotten Communists hiding behind a Bible and a non-profit tax status.

  2. On July 6, 2018 at 9:07 am, Fred said:

    This letter should have been in Spanish and with just a little editing could have been an excellent educational tool for families seeking entry into the US. And, if the NEA was reading their Holy Bible, they themselves would be handing the letters out south of the border while sharing the Good News.

    Why do I have to pay, through taxation, to import folks in order that they be told the Gospel?

    “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

    Does this say; “build a building and goad government into importing all nations so you don’t have to be bothered to go to the Central American highland tribesmen and show them the Gospel?”

    But there’s more in the next verse:

    “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

    Man oh man that, ‘go’ and that, ‘all things’ is tricky. I wonder what our LORD could have ever meant by this?

    I’m wondering, if one were to follow the money, who is paying who here for the ‘resettlement’ operations surrounding these ‘refugees’? Could the NEA member “Churches” be getting upwards of $100k per head? Or are their hearts pure?

    How loving is it of your neighbor (me) to make me pay for the off chance that one of these ‘refugees’ will walk into your Church and be told the Gospel…or…are you, the NEA, being paid per head…out of my pocket? And just so you know I don’t believe in off chances and neither should you.

    “For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.”

    News flash; Giving them free stuff HARMS THEM! And taking the money from us first harms us as well. Perhaps you’re communists? No?

    So we can work with God to eliminate this false ‘off chance’, no? You want to do some good? Do you want these souls saved? Well git your asses to the other side of the border and to the Highlands and show them how to be saved you moneyed up government incorporated communistic political hacks!

  3. On July 6, 2018 at 1:22 pm, Gryphon said:

    “Churches” that are Registered and Controlled by the government as “Tax-Exempt” “Charitable Corporations” are also big Recipients of Funding (welfare) for the Invaders. Regardless of your Religious Beliefs, If you belong to or worship at one of these “churches”, you are in Effect, Worshiping Government (and its ‘god money’) and not God.

  4. On July 6, 2018 at 2:18 pm, Ron W said:

    When our own citizens break laws, will they also be protected from being separated from their families? That is, will they also immune from incarceration lest their families are separated?

  5. On July 7, 2018 at 6:33 am, Buck Wheaton said:

    God tells us that he gives wisdom to those who obey His law and meditate on it often. It is clear by this letter that a number of people who claim to be Christian lack any wisdom about the necessity of sound borders in this dangerous world. I must conclude that the leadership of this organization must not love God’s law in their private thoughts. This letter is straight out of Camp of the Saints.

  6. On July 7, 2018 at 7:49 am, DAN III said:

    No borders = no nation = no citizenship = no taxation.

    Where do all these democrat socialists (communists) expect to get the money for their .gov jobs and social justice programs ?

  7. On July 7, 2018 at 11:43 am, Coldsteel1983 said:

    Modern day Liberation Theologists…

    As well put previously, filthy Commies wolves wearing the sheepskin of religion.

    Your bible won’t save your left wing Progressive ass…

  8. On July 7, 2018 at 12:52 pm, Sean said:

    These people are a bunch of filthy communist swine, masquerading as evangelicals.

  9. On July 7, 2018 at 12:53 pm, jim said:

    The lefties expect to “redistribute” what the rest of us have. We obviously cheated to get it! ;-)

  10. On July 7, 2018 at 1:36 pm, tz said:

    Well, there is a very simple solution: Sponsorship.
    The church would be responsible for all the expenses, fines, and would be accessories to any crimes their “guests” commit. The pastor can go to jail because the DWI alien mowed down someone. That should be acceptable.

  11. On July 7, 2018 at 3:04 pm, Bill Foster said:

    The National Association Of Evangelicals seems a lot like a front group. How widely known is it that Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink/Family Policy Alliance political arm gets money form the Koch brother’s Freedom Partners? All this started once Focus on the Family’s board pushed out James Dobson. They got soft on sodomy and went all in on unlimited immigration, illegal and otherwise. In the case of Focus on the Family it seems to be all about the money. Remember, Satan is the great deceiver. Too many Christians today are being deceived by these Judas organizations and their leadership. Sadly it is the failings of the Christian Church in America that has opened the door for the fall of this once Christian country.

  12. On July 7, 2018 at 6:33 pm, Tojo said:

    To tz—-substitutionary atonement. I love it.

  13. On July 7, 2018 at 10:47 pm, revjen45 said:

    Yeah, and screw the Pope too.

  14. On July 8, 2018 at 8:27 am, Watauga said:

    The single common theme throughout the BIBLE, from first sin to the Anti-Christ of Revelations, is that DECEIT is the foundation of all sin. Satan deceived Eve. Adam and Eve attempted to deceive God. David deceived a thousand times. Judas deceived. Peter deceived. The Jewish High Priests deceived. And on and on and on, even unto today. “There is nothing new under the Sun,” writes Solomon. Here, we have church leaders using their pulpits to spew deceit and lies to promote a Globalist, Tower-of-Babel vision of the world, which they somehow have been deceived into believing is a New Eden, when, in fact, it is just the road to misery, chaos, war, and Hell. Church leaders used as Satan’s tools. Scary stuff, but real, and OUR children are at risk to believe the deceit and participate in it. That’s the really scary stuff.

  15. On July 8, 2018 at 1:20 pm, Fred said:

    Watauga,
    Well stated.

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