Voting block of un-registered influence: Evangelicals

Friday, January 15, 2016
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Voting Booth (1)Researchers tell us there are approximately 94 million evangelical Christians in this country, which is more than enough to overwhelm the ballot box and sway any election. 

But an evangelical scholar says many are hesitant to engage in the political process.

"I firmly believe that Christians and churches need to speak out about cultural and moral and, yes, political issues," insists Alex McFarland, an author, speaker and Christian apologist. 

Evangelicals, he adds, should be informed about the issues and vote.

McFarland, Alex (Christian apologist)A recent Barna poll finds a majority of evangelical voters are concerned with immigration, health care and foreign policy. Many also feel strongly about religious freedom and abortion.

All those are issues, McFarland says can be influenced at the polls. 

"I would implore, I would beg, I would plead with believers," says McFarland, "if you love God and country, be registered to vote and vote Godly."

Not voting your values, he adds, is the same as voting for the candidate who opposes them. 

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