This is encouraging:
About two-thirds of the evangelical leaders in that video are the usual suspects — people who’ve been collaborating on efforts like this for decades. (At least four of them served on the boards of some of the “liberal” evangelical nonprofits I’ve worked for.) If this were just them — Wallis, Perkins, Lyon, Cortes, Mouw, Hybels, etc. – then this effort would likely be ignored by their fellow evangelicals, just like most of the good things those good people have faithfully endorsed over the years.
But they may have just enough conservative folks involved here for this to go someplace. Maybe.
Credit where credit is due: Southern Baptist spokesman Richard Land’s support for this matters. This isn’t new for him either — he’s been outspoken in support of immigration reform for quite a while. I disagree with Richard Land about a very, very long list of things, but immigration is not one of them.