When Pentecostal pastor Mark Boykin looks out at his congregation at the Church of All Nations in Boca Raton, he says he sees a model the Republican Party can learn from as it debates immigration reform.
“We have people from 50 countries in our church,” says Boykin, a registered Republican, who counts many Latinos from Central and South American countries among his congregants. “We should be the paradigm that they are looking at when it comes to immigration reform.”
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‘I Was A Stranger’ campaign
- Bible-based campaign in many evangelical churches calling for members to read 40 verses of Scripture relating to immigration.
- Example: Exodus 23:12 calls for resting on the seventh day and allowing the “stranger” or “foreigner” to refresh as well.