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Immigrants, Gays, & Bankers

Political groups focused their energies this week on immigration, gay rights, Wall Street reform, and the place of Christianity in the public square.

Political Advocacy Tracker is a roundup of what Christian activist organizations have been talking about over the last week.

'We Are All Arizona'

Arizona's new immigration law drew immediate criticism from political advocacy groups last week. The condemnation has continued as groups prepare rallies and protests across the country, including a major event in Dallas, Texas, with the theme "We Are All Arizona."

Gabriel Salguero of Esperanza for America and David P. Gushee of New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good called for comprehensive immigration reform in a Washington Post op-ed.

"Immigration reform is a spiritual and moral issue that requires Christians to live up to the meaning of our creed. If Christ welcomed me unconditionally should I do any less with others?" asked Salguero and Gushee. "Silence is not an option."

Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, echoed the call for comprehensive reform. Wallis said on MSNBC churches will not comply with the Arizona law because it opposes ...

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