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Christians must vote to remove the 'powerful political friends' of 'rabid liberals and atheists,' says new ad

Christians must vote to remove the 'powerful political friends' of 'rabid liberals and atheists,' says new ad

In the latest "Champion the Vote" ad from the Christian right activist group, Concerned Women for America (CWA),  we're told that "God's word" incites "fighting words" by "rabid liberals and atheists" who call on "their powerful political friends" for action.

The goal of "Champion the Vote" is to "mobilize" Christian voters to sway the elections in 2012 so that candidates having a "Biblical worldview" will be elected.

Here's CWA's latest ad, which plays on the CEO of Chick-fil-A's stance on "Biblical families," and transcript:

Who would have thought a chicken sandwich could cause such an uproar?

When the Christian owner of a national restaurant chain spoke out about what he believes, it ruffled a lot of feathers because what he believes is that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, period. Christians believe that because God says it in His word and that makes it a controversial statement in some circles. To rabid liberals and atheists, it's more than controversial ... it's fighting words.

They call on their powerful political friends to threaten the business. Some elected officials actually said they'll block business licenses to operate in their cities. Maybe these guys need a quick civics review about the First Amendment to the Constitution. The First Amendment protects citizens against government action that would suppress free speech and the free exercise of religion.

Luckily, there's one sure-fire way to deal with elected officials who attack Christian beliefs and ignore the First Amendment: Vote them out of office.

On every government level, national, state, city, community, we'll have the opportunity to take our beliefs and values into the voting booth on November 6 and to vote accordingly.

To expand on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's statement that "Not to speak is to speak, and not to act is to act," we can also say that "not to vote is to vote." If we want to see change in our nation, we have to vote to put godly men and women in office who respect the Constitution.

It's up to us. So don't be chicken. Register and vote.


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About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
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  • Black Jack Shellac

    You're an adult now, time to let go of your fairy tales.

  • Owen

    The Chik-fil-gay issue has nothing to do with the 1st amendment. Cathy is a known supporter of hate groups, giving millions of dollars to further oppress an innocent group of people. Did you know that Christians used to persecute left-handed people because they were different? Sound ignorant, right? The same thing is happening with Christians persecuting gays. When you publicly denounce someones' lifestyle that is a form of persecution. It's ignorant, because all of the studies show that people can't help being gay….just like people can't help being left-handed.

  • Sonatarctica

    Religions and politicians are the ruin of the human being.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thismanhere.guymanthis Alex Mann

    What happens when my honest to goodness heartfelt and true belief is that my grandpa is our saviour because he went to the moon and slingshot moonrocks at a meteor that would've destroyed earth?
    Personal beliefs should have a limit to one's own personal lives. Public choices should be tackled by finding common ground and basing decisions in sound evidence.
    The people who take their religious beliefs and vote them into becoming laws for us all are pushing the country towards theocracy, and are ignorant of the blood and sweat their ancestors shed in order to create this modern secular world, where everybody can freely express their beliefs.
    Christians have no right to decide what this pluralistic people does in its bedroom, unions, with its bodies, and personal lives.
    Keep religion out of politics!

  • http://www.facebook.com/billhaines.net Bill Haines

    I'm an atheist, and I support the Cathy family's right to speak their minds in public. I support the right of all Americans to equal treatment by the law. That's why I boycott the Cathy family's Chik-fil-A restaurants and urge others to do the same: because anyone spending their money at those restaurants is in effect donating a small portion of it to organizations that oppose the right of all Americans to equal treatment under the law.

    My support of the Cathys' right to free speech does -not- mean I support the -content- of that speech, -nor- their efforts to exclude gay and lesbian Americans from equal treatment. I use my -own- right to free speech to -oppose- that content and those efforts. And so should you.

  • nAm3

    The sheer magnitude of the ignorance and bigotry in this article makes me stagger back in awe. How about you stupid theists recognize that Article 6 specifically states that there shall be no religious test for office? And yes, that applies to all organization, institutions and individuals. People who vote like this are not Americans, have no idea that this is inescapably a secular nation and should go live in a country where religion does rule. But no, uneducated buttwipes will certainly reply to these undeniable facts with their idiocy. See below:

    • Deborah_B

      @nAm3 – By "you," I assume you are referring to the "Champion the Vote" and CWA people. Just because we report on something does not mean we agree with it or endorse it. The "Champion the Vote" movement that is encouraging this type of thinking is very well organized and very well funded. People should be aware of it.

  • Peter

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."

    - Sinclare Lewis It Can't Happen Here

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