Conservative Christians are not hiding their disappointment in the outcome of the 2012 election. Not only did the candidates that they supported not win but they also saw losses in the marriage and pro-life battles.
"On every level – presidential, congressional, social – it was a bruising day for our movement that no amount of spin can improve," wrote Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, in an email to supporters. "Americans had a choice, and they made it. Is the outcome what we want? Obviously not."
GOP candidate Mitt Romney lost the presidential election to President Barack Obama after losing most key battleground states, including Ohio. Obama surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term and also won the popular vote. more >>
The campaign of Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Republicans' one-time hope to win a seat in the U.S. Senate, came to a disappointing end when Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill claimed victory Tuesday night. Republicans now have to evaluate if their decision to abandon Akin after his comments about "legitimate rape" was the right path to take.
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, McCaskill received 54.7 percent of the vote to Akin's 39.2 percent. Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine came in third with 6.1 percent of the vote.
As a comparison, Mitt Romney defeated President Barack Obama 53.9 to 44.3 percent in Missouri, showing a drop-off of a staggering 14 percent, or 400,000 votes, between Romney and Akin. more >>
Evangelical immigration reformers expressed happiness over the passage of Maryland's Dream Act, which appeared on the ballot yesterday as Question 4.
The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), told The Christian Post that he supported the legislation.
"I endorsed it, celebrate it. It's the right thing to do," said Rodriguez, whose organization has been active in nationwide immigration reform efforts. more >>
Judge Roy Moore, who previously served as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court until he defied a federal order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state's judicial building, reclaimed his seat Tuesday in a tight election race.
The Republican judge defeated his Democratic opponent, Bob Vance, in a narrow victory by obtaining 52 percent of the vote.
"Go home with the knowledge that we are going to stand for the acknowledgment of God," Moore said at his victory party, according to AL.com. His comment elicited an "amen" from several supporters in the room. more >>
The exit polls for Tuesday's election show President Barack Obama doing better with Latinos than he did in 2008, and Mitt Romney doing better with white evangelical Christians than John McCain did in 2008.
Though not enough to win, Romney was better than McCain's 2008 showing in almost every demographic category. Obama was helped by a strong Democratic and Latino turnout.
I know that I'm supposed to say that God is in control and that we should simply pray for our president and put our faith and trust in the sovereignty of God, but I'm not going to.
This seems like I'm backtracking on statements made in my previous column "America Needs a Different Type of Leader," where I said that regardless of who wins this election, we must remember that Jesus is the King on His throne both in Heaven and in our hearts. I'm not backtracking. I believe that with all of my being.
But for those who seek to live according to the Word of God by the power of the Holy Spirit, these astonishing election results should cause us to fall to our knees and grieve for our nation. Colorado has legalized recreational use of marijuana, while Massachusetts, Maryland, and Oregon have approved it for medical usage. Maine, Maryland, and Washington have legalized homosexual marriage. And Massachusetts has also joined Oregon and Washington in allowing euthanasia. It has become clear that in every instance where Biblical values were up for a vote, the American people have chosen to reject them. This election goes so much deeper than just who was elected president for the next four years. This election was a barometer of the soul of America, and America is in critical condition. more >>