Conservative faith leaders in the Palmetto state are now being joined by church leaders in North Carolina, Texas, Colorado and Florida producing and airing a series of ads designed to change the hard-line views of conservative Christians on the issue.

The Evangelical Immigration Table says the commercials will “educate” the faithful on the Bible’s point of view on immigrants.

“White evangelicals have been listening to the voice of the extreme,” said the Rev. David Fleming, the senior pastor for Champion Forest Baptist Church of Houston. “Give education to our people, they are changing their minds on this issue.”…

As the religious inspiration for immigration reform, the group cites Matthew Chapter 25, where the Bible reads: “I was a stranger, and ye took me in.”

One reason for the push among evangelical leaders could be the strong shift toward representation of Hispanics in their churches.