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Thu May 30, 2013
Politics

Evangelicals Targeted by Immigration Reform Ads

Credit evangelicalimmigrationtable.com/

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A political advertising campaign aimed at evangelical Christians - designed to influence congressional debate on immigration reform - is underway in Tennessee and twelve other states.

The group Evangelical Immigration Table says its media campaign is intended to promote what it calls “broad, common sense immigration reform.”

The group includes a number of well-known evangelical leaders, including Dr. Russell Moore, President-elect of the Middle Tennessee based Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

“This isn’t just a legal issue, it isn’t just a political issue, and it isn’t an economic issue only. It’s a moral issue and it’s been a stain on our country for too long, and now is the time for the country to come together for an immigration system that respects the God-given human dignity of every person.”

The Reverend Sandy Willson of Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis will voice the ads heard in Tennessee.

The group says it’s spending a quarter-million-dollars on the media blitz which will run through late August.