Concerned Women for America joins Champion the Vote social conservative Christian voter drive
On July 23, 2012 At 2:58 am
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"If a woman is concerned for America, what does she do? She prays," says the latest ad promoted by "Champion the Vote."
"She becomes informed. She educates others. She speaks out. And she votes," the ad continues. "She votes because the future of America is at stake."
The "She Votes" campaign comes from Concerned Women for America, one of several right wing Christian groups joining the Champion the Vote cause.
Champion the Vote believes that "that if Christian voters will make their voices heard on Election Day, we can bring about positive change in America. Our nation was founded on Biblical principles, but God has been expunged from our culture, and as a consequence, our nation is in an ethical and moral mess."
The group seeks to register at least 5 million Christian voters to sway the elections — but the Christians associated with it represent only socially conservative Christians who support Christian nationalism, personhood amendments designed to criminalize abortion and anti-LGBT measures. Right wing Christian activist groups promoting Champion the Vote include the Family Research Council, the American Family Association, David Barton's WallBuilders, the Manhattan Declaration, Florida Family Policy Council, Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Personhood USA and the dominionist Oak Initiative.
"The mission of Champion the Vote is to get unregistered Christians registered to vote, educated in the Biblical worldview, and voting accordingly on Election Day," the Champion the Vote website says, noting that only 30 million of 60 million American Christians vote. According to its site:
We believe that the Holy Bible is the inerrant Word of The Living God. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only One by which we can obtain salvation and have an ongoing relationship with God. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, the atoning work of His shed blood, His resurrection and ascension, His intercession and His coming return to power and glory. We believe that those who follow Jesus are family and there should be unity among all who claim His name.
As the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Policy indicates, not all Christians embrace the beliefs espoused by the groups associated with Champion the Vote, noting in its February 2008 Religious Landscape report:
Most Americans also have a non-dogmatic approach when it comes to interpreting the tenets of their own religion. For instance, more than two-thirds of adults affiliated with a religious tradition agree that there is more than one true way to interpret the teachings of their faith, a pattern that occurs in nearly all traditions. The exceptions are Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses, 54% and 77% of whom, respectively, say there is only one true way to interpret the teachings of their religion.
If you're passionate about America and about God's Word, if you long to see our nation return to the timeless truth of a Biblical worldview, if you're willing to be on the frontlines and speak out to mobilize others to act – become a Champion!
Starting in your own neighborhood, your community, your workplace – your influence can make a difference.
The changes that take place in communities around the country will collectively change the course of this nation. If you have one hour a week to volunteer, if you're willing to be on the frontlines and speak out and mobilize others to act – become a champion at ChampionTheVote.com. We'll connect you with others in your state, equip you, and give you resources to have a huge impact on the future of our nation.
CHAMPION FOR CHANGE ISSUES
• Right to life
• Religious freedom
• Traditional marriage
• God and government
• Morality and ethics
• Voter registration
• Prayer in the public arena