For a few months now, we've been following evangelist Bill Keller's "Vote for Jesus" campaign and logged on to see how things are going.
At our last count in mid-August, around 320,000 people had signed an online pledge committing to write in Jesus Christ's name as their presidential choice. Now it's over a million … 1,045,559 to be exact. (The number might be higher by the time this story posts.)
Keller, who runs LivePrayer.com, says that the Republican and Democratic choices are "like "satan flipping a two-headed coin with his head on both sides." He takes issue with President Obama's stances on Israel, abortion and same sex marriage, saying that these positions are not Christian, and is deeply critical of GOP challenger Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, calling the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints a "cult" and that its members are lying "when they claim to be Christians, since Mormon doctrine is 100% inconsistent with Biblical Christianity and a Mormon is no more a Christian than a Muslim is." According to Keller, Romney "deceives people by saying he believes in 'God' and 'Jesus' as his savior" and that Mormons like Romney "look at Biblical Christians as inferior and non-believers for rejecting the beliefs of their cult."
The Vote for Jesus website includes state-by-state instructions on how people can write in Jesus Christ as their presidential choice. Judging by the information provided, it looks like voters from heavily religious states like Mississippi, Oklahoma and Louisiana are not allowed to write in Jesus' name.