Immigration and Evangelicals

By Bill Maher

Evangelical leaders are urging GOP leaders to pass immigration reform, saying that it's the Christian thing to do.

Last month, before the Senate voted to pass S.744, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, evangelical groups launched a $250,000 ad campaign featuring radio ads and billboards in 13 states urging people to support it. Your collection plate dollars at work.

There's also "Nuns on the Bus," which is not a delightful off-Broadway musical romp, but rather a group of nuns on a nation-wide bus tour drumming up support for immigration reform. Man, that's dedication. It's one thing to take a vow of celibacy, it's another to ride around the country on a bus.

You know the GOP is through the looking glass when evangelicals -- who used to be the wacko, reactionary fringe of the Republican party -- are now the sane, mainstream wing of the party.