ATLANTA - The Evangelical Immigration Table announced Thusday its newest and largest paid-media campaign to reach evangelicals on the issue of immigration.
National and local evangelical leaders discussed the quarter-million-dollar effort, which includes ads airing nationally on the Salem Communications Network and additional reach in 13 key states - including an ad in Georgia featuring Dr. Cynthia Hale, founding and senior pastor of the Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur. (Click on the link below to listen to the ads.)
The ad campaign further increases the Evangelical Immigration Table's support for "bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform" and builds on the 92-day "Pray for Reform" campaign.
The national ads on Christian and talk radio stations feature Dr. Russell Moore, President-elect of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Lynne Hybels, co-founder of Willow Creek Community Church. In addition, ads featuring local pastors are airing on stations in Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Pray for Reform billboards will appear in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.
"Evangelicals understand that our broken system is a moral issue; this isn't just a legal issue, it isn't a political issue or an economic issue only," Dr. Moore said. "It's a moral issue and it's been a stain on our country for too long. Now is the time for the country to come together for an immigration system that respects the God-given human dignity of every person."