With less than two weeks until the general election, voters now
have access online to a voter guide that evaluates candidates from
a biblical perspective.
AFA Action, which is
affiliated with the Mississippi-based American Family Association,
has released its "2012 Values Voter Guide" that allows citizens to
enter their address, see the "grade" assigned to candidates running
for national office, and read the details behind those grades.
The guide was developed by a group of panelists selected for
their conservative credentials and belief in constitutional
government, free enterprise, strong national defense, and
traditional Judeo-Christian values -- such as the sanctity of life
Buddy Smith, executive vice president of AFA Action, says
information is provided that will assist the voter in determining
who will best represent their Christian values if elected to public
"We need to elect men and women to office who will stand firmly
for biblical principles [and] who will vote conservatively," he
Panelists for the voter guide assigned a grade indicating what
kind of voting record that candidate would likely receive from a
multi-issue conservative organization like AFA Action.
"All the information is gathered there for you to take a look at
it and help you to vote wisely on November 6 - and that's our
goal," states Smith. "It's not to endorse any particular candidate
or party, but as Christians we need to know where these candidates
stand on issues of such great importance that we're facing in this
Smith maintains the nation faces a critical election when stakes
have never been higher.
The voter guide, available at AFAAction.net, allows individuals
to view online, print for distribution. Also available are mobile
voter guide apps for Android and iPhone.
Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent
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