Yesterday, a group of evangelical leaders across the country called the Evangelical Immigration Table
released "I Was a Stranger,"
a collection of Christian
voices using Scripture
to make the biblical case for immigration reform. Among those voices was none other than Irvine's Dave Gibbons
, former Weekly cover boy
, head pastor for the revolutionary Newsong Church
, and a guy who pleasantly surprises me more than any other Christian in the county. Gibbons' cameo, like those of the others, is brief. But he truly burnished his Aztlanista
cred when he told reporters yesterday, per Talking Points Memo
, that the evangelical effort to help illegals is "not just about being nice to immigrants or respecting them, though we should...when we do this, we're actually serving Jesus himself."
WHOA...even a Mechista won't say that!
Here's the video. Kudos to Gibbons for emulating the ways of the Nazarene--now, if only he can change his mind on gay marriage...Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!