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  • SUPER TUESDAY: Voting & the ‘evangelical’

    March 2 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SUPER TUESDAY: Voting & the ‘evangelical’

    Voters went to the polls March 1 in 13 states and one U.S. territory, including several so-called Bible Belt states where evangelical voters were expected to exert considerable influence. Yet confusion over the term “evangelical” has led Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore to stop using it to describe himself – at least during election season.

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  • Pro-family voters score ‘massive victory’

    November 5 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-family voters score ‘massive victory’

    Pro-family voters scored wins at the polls Nov. 3. Houston overturned a measure granting protected status to homosexuals and transgendered persons. Both Kentucky and Mississippi elected governors who are pro-life and opposed to same-sex marriage, and Ohio defeated recreational marijuana.

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  • David Jeremiah: Vote values, not political party

    October 25 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    David Jeremiah: Vote values, not political party

    Author and pastor David Jeremiah has recorded a video urging Christians not to vote according to their political party but to vote according to their values. In the six-minute video, the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, Calif., urges Christians to pray for the nation and to vote.

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  • Israel & U.S. relationship is key topic of 3rd presidential debate

    October 24 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Israel & U.S. relationship is key topic of 3rd presidential debate

    Israel was a key focus of the third and final presidential debate Oct. 22 with both candidates expressing solidarity with the United States’ main ally in the Middle East particularly as it faces an increasing threat from a nuclear Iran.

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  • ‘Vote for biblical values,’ Billy Graham ad says

    October 22 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Vote for biblical values,’ Billy Graham ad says

    Billy Graham, in a national advertising campaign launched Oct. 18, calls on Americans to “vote for biblical values” as they cast ballots in the upcoming election.

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  • Abortion is the primary issue for 1 in 6 voters

    October 19 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion is the primary issue for 1 in 6 voters

    Nearly one in 10 registered voters in America say they will only support pro-life candidates who share their position on abortion, a number that is larger than the corresponding data for pro-choice voters, according to a new Gallup poll.

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  • Poll: Voters in both parties back abstinence ed

    October 19 2012 by John Evans, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A new national survey reveals widespread support for abstinence education across the political spectrum, with nearly 8 in 10 Democratic parents with school-aged children voicing their approval.

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  • ERLC releases party platform voter guide

    October 15 2012 by Dwayne Hastings, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    While many Americans don’t have the time or desire to get beyond the political attacks and counterattacks in an election season, Richard Land believes it is worth the effort for voters to go beyond the ads to determine the best candidate for office.

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  • Election 2012: Obama & Romney on gay marriage

    October 9 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Election 2012: Obama & Romney on gay marriage

    When future historians write about the 21st-century debate over gay marriage, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will be featured prominently.

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  • 30 million Christians aren’t registered/don’t vote

    Voter registration deadlines are approaching, with a few swing states setting the limit at Oct. 9, and pro-family groups are emphasizing the need for Christians to participate in the upcoming election. Champion the Vote estimates that out of 60 million Christians in the United States, only 30 million of them vote in any given election or are even registered to vote.

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  • ‘Focus on God even more,’ Perkins says

    September 20 2012 by Anne Reiner, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    American politics needs more of God, not less, a pro-family leader asserted during the three-day Values Voter Summit in Washington. “It is time to focus on God even more,” said Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council (FRC). “The threat today is greater than it was in the cold war.”

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  • N.C. church hosts ‘iPledge’ simulcast on voting

    August 27 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N.C. church hosts ‘iPledge’ simulcast on voting

    Leading pro-family organizations will attempt to motivate and equip Christians to fulfill their citizenship responsibilities – praying for the election and voting – through a live simulcast in September to local churches. The Family Research Council (FRC) and American Family Association are co-sponsoring “iPledge Sunday: A Call to Faith, Family and Freedom” Sunday, Sept. 9.

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  • 2012 could be make or break year for future of gay 'marriage'

    January 26 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The effort to redefine marriage nationwide could take a critical turn either way this year, with as many as four more states potentially legalizing gay “marriage” or as many as six states possibly voting to protect the traditional definition of marriage.

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