Prominent Evangelical Quits Soros-Funded Group Pushing Senate Bill
Prominent evangelical Eric Metaxas, author of biographies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce, quit the Evangelical Immigration Table, the Soros front group that supports the Gang of 8 immigration bill, on Wednesday.
Metaxas sent out two tweets Wednesday afternoon announcing that he had requested the removal of his name from a letter circulated by the Evangelical Immigration Table that contained his signature and the signatures of several other well known evangelical leaders. The letter was a broad statement of faith which the group's organizers falsely claimed after securing signatures from fellow evangelicals was, in fact, specific support for the passage of the Gang of 8 immigration bill.
Metaxas linked to a Breitbart report in the one of his two tweets:
Mark Tooley, President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy elaborated on the deception of the Evangelical Immigration Table's pro Gang of 8 campaign. "Likely very few of the prominent evangelicals endorsing EIT knew of its ultimate ties to leftist donors like Soros," he said. "Reportedly several signers have expressed surprise that EIT is effectively supporting the “Gang of 8″ immigration legislation currently before the U.S. Senate, which would first legalize 11 million illegal immigrants before seeking greater border security. These signers had thought they were only endorsing broad principles, which included border security."
Several more evangelicals who signed the Evangelical Immigration Table letter are expected to publicly ask that their names be removed soon.