President Barack Obama won a second term as president after sweeping nearly all the battleground states, including Ohio, Tuesday night. Christian leaders who firmly oppose his stance on abortion and gay marriage have called on believers to pray for him as he leads the country for another four years.
"The Election is finally over and the votes have been cast. President Barack Obama has been reelected as the President of the United States of America," said Southern California evangelist Greg Laurie. "Now is the time to Pray for our President for the great challenges that he will face in the days ahead."
Results of the election quickly came in Tuesday night, state by state, with GOP candidate Mitt Romney winning the South and Obama carrying the Northeast. By the end of the night, Obama surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed as he won the swing states of Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia. Results from Florida are expected Wednesday afternoon. In total, Obama had 303 electoral votes and Romney, 206. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the famous evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham, has stated that he believes that America is on a "path of destruction" due to yesterday's election results.
In an interview with CNN last night, Graham explained that the path he was referring to involved, among other things, the legalization of same-sex marriage.
"If we are allowed to go down this road in the path that this president wants us to go down, I think it will be to our peril and to the destruction of this nation," Graham said. more >>
Whether you voted for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, whether you're recovering from your all-night celebration or drying the tears from your pillow, today's a good day, as Chuck Colson reminded us, to heed these words of the Apostle Paul: "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness" (1 Timothy 2:1-3).
As I record this, I don't know the outcome of yesterday's voting. But I'm sure of one thing, whether the president's last name is Romney or Obama, he will need our prayers, because he and his administration face huge, serious challenges to the health of our nation and to peace in the world - challenges that we cannot overcome without divine aid.
Think about it. At home, the economy is still sluggish, to say the least. We face the so-called "fiscal cliff" and sequestration. Economists and politicians on both sides of the aisle are telling us this would be an economic disaster for the nation. And speaking of disasters, there's the national debt. more >>
With election results pouring in and President Obama re-elected to a second term, according to network projections, gay marriage activists are celebrating three, and possibly four victories in their efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland and Washington State.
Although results were not in for Washington State at the time of publication, it appears same-sex marriage is set to become legal in Maine, Minnesota and Maryland.
With 37 percent of the precincts in Maine reporting, same-sex marriage is leading by a margin of 52 to 48 percent. In Minnesota, same-sex marriage is leading by a slight 49-47 percent. more >>
President Barack Obama has won re-election, as Republican Mitt Romney made his concession speech just before 1 a.m. ET. Obama won in the key swing state of Ohio, which Romney needed to get if he was to reach the 270 Electoral College votes to win.
Obama's re-election strategy proved too difficult for Romney to overcome. His campaign spent much of their money on ads in important swing states, such as Florida, Virginia, and Ohio over the summer. The ads focused on presenting Romney as an out-of-touch plutocrat. Obama campaign strategists believed in early September that the strategy was so successful that the race was essentially over. Obama also argued that he needed another four years to finish the work he started.
Romney presented himself as the "turnaround artist" who could get the economy going again and create jobs by running on his experience as a successful businessman, governor of Massachusetts, and his leadership of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Romney also argued that Obama is a failed leader due to the sluggish economy. Obama was too partisan and focused on passing liberal legislation instead of helping the economy, he claimed. more >>
Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, appearing on the ballot in nearly every state, has admitted that his securing the presidency over Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is a long shot, but that he was still hoping to snag at least 5 percent of the popular vote to affect change in the two-party system.
His supporters meanwhile, have expressed the same view, but were still holding out hope Tuesday night.
"I think Obama's going to win, that's what I think. [My vote is] really spread out, meaning I don't think there's any state that I'm going to do better than another," Johnson told Politico.com on Monday. more >>