Posted by Presbyterian News Service
It’s a tale of twinned journeys: one taken by the pastor; the other, by his congregation. And the path that first led them into their neighborhood to learn what it means to love one’s neighbor eventually landed pastor Mike McClenahan in the Oval Office for a consultation on immigration reform—with President Barack Obama.
For McClenahan and the congregation of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, the journey has been an unexpected one. Advocacy in political issues was just not what they did as an evangelical congregation in one of San Diego’s more upscale, and conservative, neighborhoods.
But that has changed.
It began with a simple question: How might we approach the issue of immigration reform from a biblical point of view rather than a partisan one?
That led to the creation of a task force to study immigration through a biblical lens.
After more than a year of study, two of the most conservative Republicans on the task force came to McClenahan and said, “We have to do something about this.”
Read more at http://www.pcusa.org/news/2013/12/5/just-say-yes/