Florida Pastors Worry Immigration Bill Would Criminalize Church Rides

Posted on AllSides April 3rd, 2023
From The Right
Religion and Faith, Immigration, Florida
Marta Lavandier / AP

Churches may face criminal penalties for giving undocumented immigrants rides to worship services and Bible studies if a bill before the Florida state legislature becomes law. A diverse coalition of church leaders in the Sunshine State is calling the bill a threat to religious freedom.

“It’s heartbreaking that this assault to religious liberty has been proposed,” said Myal Green, president and CEO of the evangelical humanitarian organization World Relief, “a proposal that would criminalize sharing the love of Jesus with some of the most vulnerable people in society.”

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