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Don’t Mope – Values Voters Have Hope

Posted by thelamp on October 26, 2006

Two years ago, following the 2004 presidential election, the Center for Moral Clarity proclaimed the unprecedented voter turnout to be a victory for mainstream America. It was. Bible-believing voters clearly expressed that it was time to reclaim their lost heritage.

“That mission did not end with the 2004 election,” advises Pastor Rod Parsley, founder and president of the Center for Moral Clarity. “In 2004 values voters let their voices be heard; but that was just the beginning. Much remains to be done if people of faith seriously intend to remake our nation into the just, compassionate, noble society it was meant to be.”

Citizens of the United States have raised a great chorus of spiritual desperation. In the two years since the presidential election, questions of faith have continually dominated the public discourse. The outcome of general elections — like the one approaching on Nov. 7 — directly determines the answers to those questions.

“I know that the Church is the sleeping giant that can transform our nation,” Pastor Parsley adds.

Values voters made it clear two years ago that while the economy and national security were important concerns, moral issues took precedence when it came to determining the leadership and direction of our country – at the national, state and many local levels. Desire for that direction and leadership has neither wavered nor waned.

Polls and political analysts are predicting evangelical Christians will be no-shows on Election Day. They think people of faith are moping, feeling let-down and dejected. That’s hardly the case. By their very nature, people of faith have hope. Hope is a favorable, confident expectation based on faith in the unseen future. Hope requires a happy anticipation of good. To be sure, values voters are looking forward to Nov. 7.

Remember, values voters aren’t limited to the body of believers. Most Americans hold strong family-oriented values, whether they are Jewish, Catholic or even non-religious. Collectively, these voters can see the accomplishments of their efforts to impact the moral fabric of society. Internet Gambling laws have been enacted. Federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research has not expanded. One after the other, states are banning “faux marriages,” and their rights to do so have been upheld by the highest court in the nation.

With that momentum behind them, values voters across America won’t be sitting home this election. They’ll be lining up in masses at polling places because they have hope — hope that by fulfilling their duty of citizenship they will determine public policy and elect leaders who will embrace their values and share their passion for a culture of life.

Click here to view election issues in every state.

Source:  www.centerformoralclarity.net

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2 Responses to “Don’t Mope – Values Voters Have Hope”

  1. J said

    It’s just a hunch, but I suspect the masses are sick of the good people and their take on decency. Familiarity breeds contempt and the religous right has been riding high for a long time now. The liberals will take congress and show themselves to be the fools they are, repulsing the masses in the process, allowing for the tide to swing back to the right in time for the ’08 elections.

  2. Rodney said

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Haggard
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Foley
    These are your people.

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