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The author of Arizona's tough immigration law, the powerful Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, was ousted after a recall election forced by a petition drive. Alabama is now experiencing some of the same economic and image problems Arizona experienced.
No wonder Gov. Robert Bentley recently refused interviews with national media about Alabama's immigration law because he didn't want to be "the face of immigration bills in the country." He apparently doesn't want his "toughest-in-the nation immigration law" to be his legacy -- that thing for which he will be most remembered.
We don't get to choose how people remember us. People will remember how we treated them. And, God will remember how we treated people: "I was a stranger and you did not invite me in." (Matthew 25:43)
In spite of all the good we do, it is our shameful moments that make the highlight reels. All of us: Robert Bentley, George Wallace, Joe Paterno, you, me. As Shakespeare wrote, "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." So it will be with us.
Here is a question for Russ Moore.
If he lived in the greater Birmingham Alabama area would he have found himself at the 16th Street Baptist Church last night calling on the Governor to Rescind the Draconian Alabama law.
And would he publicly call on Bama SBC Ex Director as ethicsdaily.com has prophetically challenged Bama Deacon Gov Bentley to do through his servant Wayne Flynt; would Moore join Flynt in calling on the Governor to rescind the law.
And if Moore were to do all this would he call on Albert Mohler to come clean on his associations with Albert Lee Smith and his widow Eunie who worked in the SBC to bring the likes of Mohler to power; and now reported in the Bham News and elsewhere to be the driving force in one of the worst immigration laws in the country.
Some people raised philosophical questions behind the safety and comfort of the ivory tower at SBTS. Others like Martin England and T.C. Smith marched with King across the Selma Bridge and their kind later to be displaced in the fundamentalist takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention.
I'm a little confused as to what Moore is gettin at here, cause he doesn't seem to show up where his words would gauge his students to go.
Stephen Fox wrote:http://www.ethicsdaily.com/anti-immigration-laws-designed-to-induce-fear-cms-19023
I believe these laws are fear-induced attempts on the part of those who consider themselves "American-looking" to reduce their susceptibility to scarcity and discomfort during a period of escalating economic woe.
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