LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – A Kentucky organization is taking on a statewide initiative to mobilize faith leaders and Christians to vote biblical values this fall.
Faith Wins Kentucky was organized by the Commonwealth Policy Center with the goal of getting voters registered, engaged and educated about the issues before the Nov. 3 election.
“It’s no secret we’re living in troubled times,” he said. “There’s violence in major cities, racial strife and tearing down monuments of our national figures. Now is not the time for fear or retreat from the public policy realm. Faith Wins Kentucky is an effort to help mobilize and engage the church to vote biblical values on Nov. 3.”
A website, faithwinsky.org, can help people get registered to vote until Oct. 5. They are also asking Christians to take a pledge on the site and commit to vote biblical values in November, said Bob Scott, the church outreach director for the Commonwealth Policy Center. Anyone who takes the pledge will also receive a free gift from the organization.
An impressive advisory committee includes Gary French from Watchman on the Wall and Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day.
It’s imperative that Christians let their voices be heard during the election, Scott said. According to the Billy Graham Center, 1 in 5 Christians did not vote in 2016.
“We have plenty of source material available for free on our website under what the church can and cannot do section,” he said. Informational flyers that pastors can download and insert in bulletins to help get the word out are also available.
"We cannot expect others to preserve and protect our freedom," Nelson said. "If you care about biblical values, care about God-given freedom, then please be willing to engage the election, sign that pledge card, and make sure you get out and vote on Nov. 3."
Scott said some of the statistics concerning how Christians vote in America are sobering.
“We know that approximately 90 million Christians in America are eligible to vote,” he said. “Unfortunately, 50 million fail to vote in presidential election cycles. Think about that; almost half of the eligible Christian voters did not exercise this sacred privilege that many have fought and died for. That number, to me, is not only staggering but inexcusable, especially at a time when so much is at stake.”
As for the argument that Christians shouldn't get involved in politics, Scott said, “Many want to overlook the fact that we are a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles and beliefs. In fact, approximately half of the signers to the Declaration of Independence had some type of theological training. That argument of sitting out elections just doesn't hold any water.”
Scott said it is up to Christians to stand on God’s Word, pray and then vote biblical values that support the sanctity of life, religious freedom, and traditional marriage among other issues.
"Make no mistake; there are dark forces at work in our nation today, both human and spiritual,” he said.