The first shot came as some “evangelicals” signed the “Evangelical Climate Initiative.” Debate about global warming and its attendant science came under scrutiny as some evangelicals questioned those who signed the document. Despite your opinion and position there is little doubt the brand of dispensational eschatology touted by many evangelicals leaves many in that camp believing since the earth will be destroyed we need not bother with ecological matters. This despite the “Creation Mandate” found in Genesis 1.
Now it seems when matters of human rights and immigration rise to the fore once again some evangelicals claim the issue outside the “evangelical framework.” For example, “Focus [on the Family], known for Mr. [James] Dobson’s popular radio show, has decided that immigration isn’t “something that defines an evangelical,” spokesman Stuart Shepard says.”
Natalie offers a couple of posts of import on the matter. Immigration-not an evangelical issue? and Evangelical Immigration Reform Letter.