Skip to comments.5M New Christian Voters Can Decide 2012 Election, Group Says
Posted on 09/17/2011 7:12:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
A non-profit group in liberal Silicon Valley is seeking to register 5 million new Christian conservative voters from across the country, who according to its research, can decide the 2012 presidential election and bring the biblical worldview to the forefront of American life and politics.
Of the estimated 60 million Christians in the United States, only 30 million vote in any given election. The rest do not realize the power they hold in one single vote, says United in Purpose, a group backed by a few Silicon Valley venture capitalists that is running a project caklled Champion the Vote.
The group found that the voting margin between candidates was far lower than the number of registered Christian voters. For example, the two main candidates in Missouri in 2008 had a margin of a mere 3,903 votes while the number of unregistered Christian voters was 102,522. Similarly, North Carolinas voting margin was only 14,177 votes with 281,212 unregistered voters.
We have researched 21 states and have concluded that getting 5 million new registered Christians will decide an election, says the Champion the Vote website. On Nov. 6, 2012 we will have the opportunity to decide who runs our United States of America.
The group, in partnership with Christian organizers and conservative groups, aims to have 100,000 Champions, Christians talking to other Christians about registering and voting. It is putting together a database of all evangelical Christians and conservative Catholics in the country who have not registered.
Our goal is to raise up a body of believers and that they elect a lot of godly leaders, The Los Angeles Times quoted Bill Dallas, chief executive of United in Purpose, as saying. Dallas said his group would not promote any particular party or candidate. Were about the agenda of the lamb, Jesus Christ.
But the groups efforts are clearly going to help Republican candidates. The organizations issues include right to life, religious freedom, traditional marriage, God and government, morality and ethics, voter registration, and prayer in the public arena.
The falling popularity of President Barack Obama is giving hope to Christian groups. Obama has awakened the sleeping giant of the social conservative vote, Ralph Reed, the former head of the Christian Coalition, was quoted as saying. Whether every lofty plan to register and educate evangelical and Catholic voters comes to fruition or not, the multiplicity and intensity of the efforts underway suggest Obama and the Democrats will compete on a much more even playing field than they were in 2008.
I have the audacity to believe that we can be an influence on both parties, technology entrepreneur Ken Eldred, a Republican donor who is also funding Champion the Vote, was quoted as saying. I personally believe that someday were going to stand before God, and hes going to pull out a ballot and say, How did you vote in this election? And there are going to be people who say, Why do you care about that, God? And hes going to say, Because I created that country and I put you in charge.
Over the next 10 years, the United in Purpose group aims to mobilize 40 million evangelicals in the United States to vote. American Christians have the responsibility to honor both the Cross and the flag, says the projects website.
Give this author a Fuente Opus X!
While FR continuously obsesses over meaningless Jewish votes, unregistered, non-voting, or voting-for-the-other side self-proclaimed evangelical Christians outnumber the winning Democrat margins in most or many states.
I’m not sure Christians vote in a block. I would not vote for a Christian just because they are a self-proclaimed Christian.
Prayer is Powerful.
have a Blessed Sunday ALL..
Maybe its my protestant upbringing but I get nervous about powerful governing authority within Christianity. Its why I like the tea party, multiple disorganized groups.
Besides, the National Council of Churches claim to be Christian but they have a pretty clear green socialist bent.
I agree. The last thing I want is any sort of theocracy. I want God to be acknowledged and to guide our country, but I don’t want someone who says “God told me...”. That can lead to all sorts of problems.
Where are these voters ? Registering Christian voters in already Red states is not going to help.
It seems a bit high, but let’s be optimistic. There are probably more Christians in China now.
And you claim to be optimistic?
Be careful what you pray for...There are BHO bumper stickers on cars in the parking lot of my Catholic Church. (ok so it’s a northern VA parish)
Somebody has some math issues. We’re an 80%+ christian nation of over 300 million people.
If Christians would return to principle, the abortion holocaust would end virtually overnight.
So you are saying that these Catholics are Christians? Sounds like they are following “the ONE” false messiah.
RE: There are BHO bumper stickers on cars in the parking lot of my Catholic Church.
Interesting... these people go to church. They know that the priests and the head of the church - The Pope is OPPOSED to abortion.
They either know or don’t know that Obama is pro-choice— so pro-choice in fact that he refused to vote for the Illinois Born Alive Babies Act ( a law that would require physicians and nurses and health care providers to take care of babies who survived botch abortions )... yet.. they vote for someone who goes against what their church teaches...
I wonder how they can reconcile being Catholic and voting for Obama...
My thoughts exactly. Something doesn't smell right here.
I, too, would resist an attempt to unify a “christian” voting bloc, though I have no objection to the outreach described in the article.
We don’t need to be told by some earthly authority how to vote...we are led by the Spirit.
I see in other countries they have political parties with “christian” in the title- don’t understand it quite. As citizens, we should vote our conscience, and the Spirit is not divided- but we can never vote in the Kingdom of Heaven.
we were told that Jimmy Carter was a Christian...a Baptist...
What was not to like...