NECN, June 16, 2011
Some church groups are speaking out against Alabama’s new law against illegal immigration, which they say violates Christian principles.
Leaders of the United Methodist Church, the Episcopal Church, the Lutheran Church and the Roman Catholic Church have all criticized the law as running counter to the Bible’s teaching about loving others. Episcopal Bishop Henry N. Parsley of Birmingham calls its passage “a sad moment for our state.”
The Nevada-based Mormons issued a statement saying they are worried about tough state immigration statutes the day after Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed the law.