Need a reason to vote? You can always check this out to understand a few of the reasons why this election is important. Last week, though, several Christian leaders, including senior leadership from The Family Foundation, met in Northern Virginia to discuss the election, its importance and the role of the Christian vote (see CBN.com). Focus on the Family vice president Tim Goeglein told the meeting that this election could impact the nation's destiny as much as Abraham Lincoln's victory in 1860 or Ronald Reagan's landslide in 1980, and that evangelical Christians — who practice their faithful citizenship and vote — had the opportunity to affect that destiny. He said:
What is the future of marriage? What is the future of the sanctity and dignity of every human life? And what is the future of religious liberty and our rights of conscience? Those are giant issues and they're all at play in this election.
In the American experience and currently in the 21st century, men and women of faith constitute a very large percentage of successful candidates.
Family Foundation of Virginia President Victoria Cobb noted that conservative Christians were responsible for Governor Bob McDonnell's historic landslide in 2009, leading a conservative sweep of traditional values candidates across the state and in the legislature. As she told CBN:
Exit polls from that election revealed that more than half his supporters were self-identified evangelicals. If they show up in those same kind of numbers this year in such a crucial swing state, they could be the Americans who determine who's president.
Is that not enough of a reason to vote? That conservative, family values, Christian voters could tip one of the most important swing states and therefore the election — and therefore America's destiny? Then again, you can always watch this.
Here's the CBN News video report on the meeting, which features TFF President Victoria Cobb:
America's destiny will be determined by Christian values voters. Will you be counted on elections day? (Notice our voter guides in the frame!)