A recently placed message on a Georgia church's marquee sign has attracted a great deal of controversy due to what it said about the 2012 election results.
Calvary Baptist Church of Trenton posted a message that reads: "Election / Gays Win / Unborn Lost." In an interview with local media, resident Fredia Hoffman told WRCB Channel 3 news that while the church was entitled to its political views, it was "not right" to display them like that. more >>
Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, may soon be the first openly bisexual member of the U.S. Congress.
Of the votes tallied from Election Day, Sinema walked away with a less than two percentage point lead over her Republican opponent, Vernon Parker. Early voting totals are still being counted by the Maricopa County Elections Department, but Sinema's campaign announced in a statement from Wednesday that she had taken a lead of over 2,700 votes.
"With tens of thousands of ballots remaining to be counted, we expect to see ups and downs over the next several days. In the end, we are confident that final counts will show Kyrsten Sinema to be the highest vote-getter and she will be sworn into Congress in January," the statement from her campaign staff says. more >>
Tuesday's election should be a "wake-up call" to the Republican Party to do more to reach out to non-whites, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez said in a Wednesday interview with The Christian Post.
"Either [Republicans] press the snooze button on the Latino electorate and continue with an exclusive Southern strategy that is no longer applicable in a 21st century reality, or they have a 'come to Jesus' moment ... where they realize America has changed," said Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and a senior editorial advisor for The Christian Post.
President Barack Obama won re-election on the strength of non-white voters who turned out to vote for him in large numbers. Obama lost the white vote by 20 percentage points. In any election before 2012, that would have led to a landslide for the Republicans. The demographic shift taking place in the United States, though, with whites comprising a decreasing portion of the electorate, will continue well into future elections. more >>
After a bruising year and a half battle and maybe a billion dollars later, the U.S. Senate is about where they were the last two years but with two additional Democrat seats. Tuesday's final election results give the Democrats 55 seats to the GOP's 43. Independents still hold two seats in the Senate.
While most of the attention was focused on the battle for the White House, political insiders and Wall Street types were carefully watching key Senate races in hopes that cumbersome bills such as Dodd-Frank could be overturned.
For the past two years Democrats held 53 seats in the Senate to the Republicans' 45. Senators Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and Joe Lieberman (Conn.), both Independents, voted with the Democrats most all the time. more >>
Evangelical Christian voters turned out in record numbers according to a national post-election survey done by the Faith and Freedom Coalition. However, despite a 78 to 21 percent split in favor of Mitt Romney among white evangelicals, the coalition's leader implied that Barack Obama's win was catapulted by votes from youths and minorities.
"Evangelicals turned out in record numbers and voted as heavily for Mitt Romney yesterday as they did for George W. Bush in 2004," said Ralph Reed, chairman of Faith and Freedom Coalition. "That is an astonishing outcome that few would have predicted even a few months ago. But Romney underperformed with younger voters and minorities and that in the end made the difference for Obama."
Reed added that the election was a "tale of two cities" and said, "Evangelicals and faithful Catholics turned out in large numbers and voted overwhelmingly for religious liberty, the sanctity of life and marriage, and limited government. But younger voters and minorities turned out in even larger numbers [than] in 2008 and delivered Obama to victory." more >>
As Christians, it is our duty to pray for our president and for all those in positions of authority. (see 1 Timothy 2:1-4) As Christians, we obviously are deeply concerned about the sanctity of human life, the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, and the moral necessity of paying off our national debt for the sake of future generations.
With those matters and other moral issues in mind, here is a prayer which many of us can pray regularly in sincerity and in truth.
Almighty God, more >>