Religious Leaders Say New Arizona Immigration Law Is Unjust, Dangerous And Contrary to Biblical Teaching

April 26, 2010

Author: Philip E. Jenks

Source: National Council of Churches News

The National Council of Churches and other religious organizations have sharply criticized Arizona's new immigration law as fundamentally unjust, dangerous to citizens and non-citizens alike, and a rejection of centuries-old biblical precepts of justice and neighborliness.

The Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, NCC General Secretary, who last week urged Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto the legislation, reiterated the view of NCC member communions and Arizona religious leaders "that this legislation will not contribute to the reform of our nation's immigration system" and may stimulate similar anti-immigrant legislation throughout the country.

Governor Brewer signed the measure into law April 23.