The weekend before Election Day, a new presidential poll shows President Barack Obama leading in the swing state of Ohio by six points. His edge over Mitt Romney is much smaller in Florida.
According to NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls, Obama has 51 percent of the support among likely voters in Ohio against Romney's 45 percent. The race is tighter in Florida with 49 percent favoring Obama and 47 percent favoring Romney.
The Ohio survey was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday among 971 likely voters, with a margin of error of +/-3.1 points. The Florida one was conducted Tuesday through Thursday among 1,545 likely voters, with a margin of error of +/-2.5 points. more >>
Evangelicals and Catholics are a major political force in the swing state of Iowa, where both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are scheduled to hold rallies on the final weekend before Election Day.
Of the roughly 3 million people in Iowa, 30 percent of the registered voters describe themselves as either evangelical or Catholic. Fifty-seven percent of those who cast ballots in the caucuses in this state this year were evangelical, and they overwhelmingly supported Rick Santorum over Romney.
CNN has found that many evangelical voters in Des Moines are supporters of Romney while being a little uneasy about his erstwhile moderate stand on social issues such as abortion. more >>
Although controversies abound in the church, pastors and Christian leaders have all agreed on one thing: Mormonism is a false religion. Since its founding almost two centuries ago, Mormonism has fought for legitimacy, billing itself as a conservative sect of the Protestant Church, and has eyed the White House as their golden ticket for acceptance. Founder of Mormonism Joseph Smith actually ran for president himself in 1844. However, from that time until now the entire Protestant church has stood firm unanimously agreeing that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a bona fide cult and Christians should not endorse them. Not a single major Christian leader has publicly backed down from that position. That is, until now. All that has changed almost overnight. Now, the majority of Christian pastors across America are endorsing a devout Mormon for the highest office in the land. National leaders have even changed their official position on Mormonism to endorse a presidential candidate who they formerly condemned as a cult member. With this mega-shift, we have begun an unprecedented endorsement of the legitimacy of Mormonism, while the unified front of the church standing against this false religion, has crumbled before our eyes.
How you decide is more important than what you decide
I am not as concerned with who you vote for as I am to know how you determine who you vote for. What are the principles you use? How do you make the decision? What is the screen through which you look at the candidate? It is too easy to be driven by fear, the media, your friends, and respected spiritual leaders. But God has made you responsible for your vote, so you need to have principles to guide your conscience or else you will be subject to other people's consciences. more >>
Michele Bachmann rose quickly in the GOP presidential primary only to find that her campaign ran out of steam about the same time 2011 was coming to an end. And now she faces a challenge to retain the House seat that bolted her into the national spotlight. She also knows that evangelicals will play a key role if she wins another two-year term.
First elected to Congress in 2006 having served a few years in the Minnesota State Senate, Bachmann seems like a shoo-in for reelection to her House seat. After all, she represents a suburban district in the Twin Cities made up of more than 50 percent Republican voters. She's also sitting on a stockpile of cash and is known by virtually everyone in her adopted state.
But recent poll numbers suggest she may be in trouble. more >>
The debate over same-sex marriage continues to be an intense issue in the United States of America. Next Tuesday, voters in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington will decide on their state's definition of marriage as they vote for the next president. And the Supreme Court will likely soon hear cases regarding California's Proposition 8 and the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, oversees a nationwide organization that served as the major out-of-state funder for the traditional marriage side of the four referendums.
Brown talked with The Christian Post on Friday about the four referendums, the impact of the marriage debate on the presidential election, the Supreme Court, and the definition of marriage. more >>
You are correct, neither presidential candidate is an ideal choice, but I would like to suggest that they are the only two valid choices and you and I should plug our respective noses and vote for the guy who promises to advance righteousness the most.
But you object: Mitt Romney allows for abortions in the case of incest and rape. I respond: You are correct, but the other guy voted FOR late term abortion.
But you object: Mitt Romney is a Mormon and if he wins it will help Mormons in their campaign to be seen as orthodox. I respond: Yep, that is a big problem, but the time to worry about that was during the primaries. Furthermore, the other guy claims to be a Christian but he is a universalist. How much damage has that done to the Gospel? Let's just call it a wash. more >>