According to his press release, Pastor J. Chris Vaughn is "one of the first openly Christian candidates on the political landscape in some time." This is a remarkable statement, given all of the "faith talk" in politics these days. Just a few days ago, for instance, Newt Gingrich, who is constantly touting his Christian values, won his home state of Georgia in the GOP presidential primary.
Vaughn, a Republican who is seeking Georgia's Fourth Congressional District seat, is the Lead Pastor of Grace Summit Church, an interdenominational, interracial church in McDonough, Georgia. His campaign claims,
At this time of unprecedented attacks against the Judeo-Christian foundation of our Republic, Rev. J. Chris Vaughn has stepped forward to make the values of our heritage shine again in the halls of Congress. Committed to honoring people with the values of integrity, respect, and honor, Rev. Vaughn makes it his covenant with the Fourth District to represent the District, and to communicate honestly concerning the issues that affect every voter locally, and nationally.