11 pastors and theologians weigh in
“We can’t depend on political parties to provide moral clarity.”
The Catholics and the Southern Baptists have joined others in calling for a compassionate response to the unaccompanied minors from Central America. Russell Moore of the SBC has even signed a letter (pdf) explicitly opposing changes to the 2008 law that currently prevents such children from being summarily deported. Most Americans agree, including majorities of both Republicans and white evangelicals. Yet Congress went on recess without doing anything about this.
Yes, political advocacy is more effective than Band-Aid-style charity. But are those the only options?