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Champion the Vote organizer creates new project, "Churches Impacting Culture," to make God the central authority in American life

Champion the Vote organizer creates new project, "Churches Impacting Culture," to make God the central authority in American life

Leading up to the 2012 election, a project called "Champion the Vote" urged Christians to register voters who would vote the "Biblical worldview."   Champion the Vote was created by a group called "United in Purpose" and had numerous right wing evangelical partners, such as Kenneth Copeland, who told his audience before the election that "If you're a Christian and you don't vote, then you are out of line with the Word of God.  You're out of line in your place as a believer in the Body of Christ because the United States of America is the only nation in history that was ever organized by people for a specific purpose to praise and worship God."

Bill Dallas, a spokesman for Champion the Vote and United in Purpose, has released a video promoting United in Purpose's new project, "Churches Impacting Culture." As with the other projects, Churches Impacting Culture seeks to mobilize Christians opposed to abortion rights and marriage equality, and advocates a vision to make the Judeo-Christian God the "central authority in American life."

The Churches Impacting Culture website includes a map that shows churches that have joined the effort.  Organizations such as Rick Scarborough's Vision America and David Crowe's Restore America have partnered with Churches Impacting Culture.  Christian "historian" David Barton's WallBuilders and Black Robed Regiment are listed as resources.  The ideas that America is a "Christian nation" and that the wall of separation between church and state is a myth are common with these organizations.

Dallas' video is embedded below the following transcript:

Did you know that a small church in upstate New York launched a successful Bible club in a local junior high school?

Did you know that a church in Willmar, Minnesota, has figured out how to partner with other churches in their community to provide lodging for the homeless?

Did you know that a church in Honolulu, Hawaii, has developed a unique outreach program to teach about God and demonstrate His love to disadvantaged children in the area?

These churches are impacting American culture, not only by serving and influencing their communities in meaningful ways, but also by boldly teaching a biblical worldview from the pulpit.

Hello, I'm Bill Dallas with United in Purpose. Our mission is to work with ministries, churches and the community of faith to bring about lasting, Godly change in American culture.

Right now, as you're watching this, we have a team of people calling churches all across America. Why? To create a network of what we call "culture impacting churches" and to multiply their impact by connecting them so that they can learn from each other and work together to change our culture.

By connecting culture impacting churches together, we hope to see their impact multiplied across the nation. We hope to help grow the grassroots movement of American Christians who, unwavering in their commitment to biblical standards and values, will speak the truth and love boldly.

What is a culture impacting church?

When you combine a pastor who preaches God's word as it applies to cultural issues and Christians who want to impact their community, you have a culture impacting church.

We found that there are clear indicators that set these churches apart. Of course, the key is the pastor and what he teaches from the pulpit. Pastors of culture impacting churches teach that:

  • There is no hope for America apart from Jesus Christ;
  • That prayer is powerful and necessary;
  • That individual Christians must stand firm and take action to make God the central authority in American life;
  • That the Judeo-Christian principles on which our country was founded must be upheld;
  • That life is sacred and the unborn must be protected;
  • That marriage is defined only as a union of one man and one woman;
  • And finally, when it comes to elections, pastors of culture impacting churches teach that Christians should vote according to biblical values and they should encourage others to do the same.

We're identifying pastors and churches all across the country that have these standards in their DNA. We're including them in a directory on our new website, ChurchesImpactingCulture.com and we're telling their stories. Member churches can take advantage of free ministry services, including surveys, new technologies, and best practices to maximize their ministries. And it's all free.

As the national network grows, so will our positive influence on American culture. The more we connect and share as the Body of Christ, the greater the impact we will have. [...]

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.
  • Spuddie

    So they want you to vote, but only for an agenda which will ensure a nation where nobody else ever votes again.

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    "There is no hope for America apart from Jesus Christ;"

    Because all other religions should not be respected under the law

    "That prayer is powerful and necessary;"

    Especially when people are forced to do it

    "That individual Christians must stand firm and take action to make God the central authority in American life;"

    Because Iran was a great example to model a government off of

    "That the Judeo-Christian principles on which our country was founded must be upheld;"

    What Judeo-Christian principles actually are how our nation is somehow founded upon them is anyone's guess but it just means do what we say

    "That life is sacred and the unborn must be protected;"

    Until we can find a prenatal test for homosexuality and Unitarianism

    "That marriage is defined only as a union of one man and one woman;

    All homosexual conduct must be promiscuous and on the down low. Just the way we like it

    "And finally, when it comes to elections, pastors of culture impacting churches teach that Christians should vote according to biblical values and they should encourage others to do the same."

    Only vote for our guys

    • Deborah_B

      Excellent analysis, Spuddie!

  • Marian Shatto

    There are dozens, if not hundreds, of "Biblical world views." I think I'd like to see enactment of the one outlined in Matthew, Chapters 5 – 7, and elsewhere. We would start by abolishing the arms trade and retooling all the arms factories to make farm implements. The military would be reduced to about 20% of its current size and purposed only for peace-keeping missions. Youth would be encouraged to spend a year in national service; they could choose among programs for feeding the hungry, healing the sick, or visiting (and advocating for) the imprisoned.

    Chasing after wealth would be considered socially undesirable. Peer pressure would cause most of the wealthy to hand over their fortunes for the sake of the common good. The death penalty would be eliminated, of course.

    And long before we got that far, the folks in Champion the Vote would be totally apoplectic!

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