Texas Baptist agree to help migrants — legal and illegal

McALLEN — Baptist congregations in Texas say they will play Good Samaritan to illegal immigrants in the United States, making an about face with many conservative groups on the divisive issue of illegal immigration.

The Baptists General Convention of Texas adopted a resolution Monday to offer immigration services to both legal and illegal aliens — saying they were embracing biblical mandates to provide aid to visitors and minister to the poor.

“The story of migration in the Bible is very powerful,” said Suzii Paynter, director of the Christian Life Commission for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. “We’re citizens of God’s kingdom and his kingdom calls for a ministry of compassion.”


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2 Responses to Texas Baptist agree to help migrants — legal and illegal

  1. MToots says:

    Why is a denomination finding it necessary to adopt a resolution when, as Christians, we have already done so?!

  2. Rev Hart says:

    Praise God!

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