In Miss. Immigration Fight, Both Sides Quote Scripture

In Miss. Immigration Fight, Both Sides Quote Scripture

"Some lawmakers say religion represents a common reference point for members with diverse ethnic backgrounds and life experiences, so debate often transforms the state House's podium into a preacher's pulpit.  "This is the South," explained Rep. Ed Blackmon, D-Canton. "This is Mississippi. A lot of what we do and what we stand for has underpinnings that are religious in nature."  Proponents of bills touted as un-Christian, unholy and lacking Jesus Christ's compassion say they don't take the criticism personally." - Clarion Ledger, Mar. 16, 2012.