Conservative Church Leaders Condemn Moves to Repeal Birthright Citizenship
Conservative religious leaders warned Friday that the move to repeal birthright citizenship goes against the values of America, the Republican Party and the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Galen Cary, director of government affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), noted that his organization has a long history of affirming the rights of all groups. In 1956, the NAE passed a resolution on human rights, stating: “We believe that the teachings of Christ are violated by discriminatory practices against racial minorities.”
Those values hold true today, he said, and are directly reflected in the debate over whether U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants should be granted automatic citizenship.
In Arizona, meanwhile, a bipartisan coalition of civil rights leaders denounced the concerted nationwide effort to change or reinterpret the 14th Amendment to deny birthright citizenship.