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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Signatories to these principles include leaders from Liberty Counsel, Sojourners and many evangelical organizations in between — a religious kaleidoscope. And it reflects the general opinion of evangelical Christians: Recent polls show that growing majorities support broad reform of immigration laws, including the opportunity for earned citizenship.
Leaders from the National Association of Evangelicals, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and others are launching what they're calling a "Faithful Filibuster," the recitation of 2,000 verses of Biblical Scripture urging humanity to care for the poor and hungry. The sessions are expected to continue at the beginning of each day's session.
The Republican budget for 2013 is a moral document, as budgets always are, telling us who and what is most and least important to the budget-makers. The nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently released a study saying two-thirds of the cuts in this budget are from programs that benefit low- and middle-income workers. The cuts are then used to offset the cost of more tax breaks for the wealthy.
When the Capitol erupted in protests over Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill, religious leaders were among the strongest voices, leading protesters in prayer vigils and lending their moral authority in support of workers' protections.