During the 2008 presidential campaign, religion and politics wonks made much ado about very little over the emergence of the Evangelical Left. Certainly the white evangelical left exists (ie Tony Campolo), but despite all the hype over evangelical enchantment with Obama, the evangelical left did not have a break out year in 2008.
Yet the Evangelical Left should be heartened. As this article in the Economist notes, the fastest growing segment of American evangelicalism, Latino pentecostalism, is signficantly more open to the politics of the left than their white counterparts.
I am willing to bet that the anti-immigration stance of conservatives, especially during the summer of 2007, has exacerbated the leftward drift of our Latino religious brothers/sisters. This is why I have long supported pro-immigration conservatives. We have done our best to turn our natural political allies into political foes; I can only hope we fail.