An election like no other…or, so we’re told.

"We’re in, I’m breathlessly told, a 'battle for the very soul of America.' Zat so? I sort of thought that the recent unpleasantness of 1861-1865 locked in that description, what with 620,000 casualties of war, all Americans and the issue of all issues for our country – the enslavement of other humans." - SBC Voices

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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I'd love to see evangelicals/the Right actually get interested in a battle for the soul of the nation. They would back very different tactics... and better candidates. They wouldn't put all their energy into coercive approaches that are simultaneously anti-persuasive.

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T Howard's picture

I've said this before, and it's still true.  The Republican party treats evangelicals like the Democrats treat African-Americans. There is a coercive expectation that if you're evangelical you must vote for Trump just as there is a coercive expectation that if you're black you must vote for Biden.

Time to wise up and demand better, for both constituencies. 

dcbii's picture

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To quote Amy Barrett: "I assure you I have my own mind."  My votes and positions are not bound to any party, and if I choose to vote for Trump (I haven't voted yet), that doesn't change the fact that my positions are my own, one of the reasons I'm registered in my state as "Unaffiliated."

Dave Barnhart

T Howard's picture

T Howard wrote:

There is a coercive expectation that if you're evangelical you must vote for Trump just as there is a coercive expectation that if you're black you must vote for Biden.

 

CASE IN POINT

Larry's picture

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I'd love to see evangelicals/the Right actually get interested in a battle for the soul of the nation. They would back very different tactics... and better candidates. 

Remember, evangelicals did back very different candidates when there was another option.

G. N. Barkman's picture

Politics has always been about choosing among the best available options, not bewailing the options that are not available.  We sometimes call this the lesser of two evils.  That's the way it is, and that's the way it has always been.  When did some evangelicals suddenly become so purist in regard to Trump, but so unconcerned about the alternative?  The only alternative to electing Trump is electing Biden and the enormously ungodly leftist agenda.  Is this what Jesus meant when He told us that the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light?  Think.  Think.  Think!

G. N. Barkman

RajeshG's picture

1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

How any Christian can think that voting for Biden-Harris will facilitate our being able to lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and honesty is incomprehensible to me.