According to a new Barna survey, religious beliefs have a great deal to do with which candidate voters choose. This is especially true of those that call themselves “born again evangelicals.” In this election cycle, as the mainstream media seems to be more and more biased, it becomes that much more important for pastors and other Christian leaders to step up and speak out.
George Barna, a special analyst for the Barna Group, shared “if more pastors were willing to teach their congregants how to think biblically about political issues, matters of governance and candidate selection, the election campaign might have been dramatically altered.”
If more pastors were willing to teach their congregants how to think biblically about political issues, matters of governance and candidate selection, the election campaign might have been dramatically altered.
Although some pastors have been willing to step up and speak directly and without apology about the campaigns and policies of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, not all of them have been quite that candid. However, those that have include a diverse list of names and backgrounds that are speaking out in support of Donald Trump’s stance and in condemnation of Hillary Clinton’s on abortion, national security, the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and other important deciding points in this election.
As more evangelical leaders and pastors speak out, some of the voices that are the most influential, especially in this conflict-ridden presidential election, are those of the black community. A variety of black pastors and Christian leaders, many of whom are on Donald Trump’s National Diversity Coalition, recognize that their voice, and those of their congregation, have not been heard by the Clinton campaign or the Democrats. They also have seen that Trump stands for their values and principles not only as black Americans, but also as Christians and conservatives.
One of the most outspoken among black evangelical leaders has been Pastor Darrell Scott of Cleveland, Ohio. Pastor Scott recognizes the divide, saying in National Review article Why Pastor Darrell Scott Is Hoping Black Voters Give Trump a Chance, “I’ve never been afraid to tell him that there’s a disconnect that exists between him and black America. The best way to cure that is through the black church, through black pastors. That’s where I’m trying to work.”
The best way to cure that is through the black church, through black pastors.
To read more, visit CBN News article Evangelicals Say Faith Influences Their Votes.
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