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[Editor's Note: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012:
The Christian Post spoke with Mark DeMoss who rejected Bill Keller's claim that he profited financially from his support of Mitt Romney. DeMoss stated that he and The DeMoss Group were never paid "one penny" by Mitt Romney, his political PAC, his presidential campaigns, or any organizations or companies affiliated with him. DeMoss said that he has paid for his own expenses, including hotel and travel costs, while volunteering for Romney's campaign.]
Internet evangelist Bill Keller, who warned Christians against voting for either President Barack Obama or GOP candidate Mitt Romney in this election, has suggested that $6 billion was spent on campaigning that essentially changed nothing and could have been used for other purposes.
Reflecting on the overall election in his Daily Devotional, Keller noted that $6 billion dollars was spent during the political campaigns, and at the end nothing really changed about America.
The 2012 campaign was indeed the most expensive in U.S. history, the LA Times reported, and the three major political houses remained as they were – President Obama retained the White House, Democrats retained the Senate, and Republicans retained the House of Representatives.
"It was sad for me to see $6 BILLION spent on the election that just finished, when in the end NOTHING changed," Keller wrote. "People throwing around tens of millions that accomplished NOTHING! With even 10% of that amount, we could turn this nation...and WORLD, back to God and His Truth."
Keller has been vocal against Romney because of the candidate's membership in the Mormon Church, which many evangelicals have called a "cult" that does not fit in with mainstream Christianity. The LivePrayer.com founder had insisted that Christians should not be forced to "choose the lesser of two evils," as some religious leaders have suggested, and that believers should refuse to vote for either President Obama or Romney.
After Obama was re-elected on Nov. 6, Keller shared with The Christian Post that his email box has been flooded by countless angry emails from Christians suggesting that his warnings against Romney played a part in the Republican's loss – but Keller noted that he has also continuously called Obama the most un-Christian president America has ever had. Specifically, the Internet evangelist described the president as "the most pro-baby killing, pro-homosexual, pro-enemy of Israel President in history."
Prior to Election Day, Keller had urged Christians to exercise their right to vote by writing in "Jesus" on their ballots. His "Vote for Jesus" website counted more than 2 million people who had pledged to tailor their vote in such a way – although in an email with CP, Keller admitted it was hard to tell how many people actually did so, since many states don't count write-in votes.
He revealed, however, that he had heard from "hundreds of thousands" of people who had made that commitment, and said that he was very proud that "they took a stand for their faith by writing in Jesus and not being intimidated or bullied into compromising their beliefs as so many did."
On Romney's loss, Keller noted that Mormonism likely played a big part in the reasons why a large percentage of Christians decided not to vote for the GOP candidate. He said that as much as some Christians may dislike Obama's policies, that does not make Romney any better – and once again repeated his belief that the Mormon "cult" is "leading souls to hell."
As for President Obama's victory, like many Christian leaders Keller pointed to Romans 13, which says that believers should pray for him and all elected leaders of the day. He added, however, that this does not mean that Christians should remain silent if the president's policies and actions are in opposition to the Bible.
Keller also had comments about the many Evangelical leaders who had asked people to vote for Romney despite his Mormon faith – describing them as "modern-day Judases" who have sold out their religion in order to support a "cult member."
"Supposed leaders like Mark DeMoss and Ralph Reed are nothing but modern day Judases who sold out the Lord for 30 pieces of silver," Keller told CP.
"At least Judas came under conviction and took his own life out of his despair. Men like DeMoss and Reed have no shame and will simply keep selling out Christians in the future to whoever will pay them, even if it is a satanic cult member. People should take note of every Christian leader like Franklin Graham, Steve Strang, and anyone else who LIED to people that it was OK to compromise their faith and vote for a 5th generation high priest of a satanic cult leading souls to hell with a false Gospel..and shun them."