A former member of the militant Black Panthers who now pastors a megachurch in Sacramento, Calif., has received aggressive criticism, including death threats, for his support of biblical values that are more in line with the Republicans' party platform, according to a local news station. The pastor told a Fox News affiliate recently that he will not be voting for President Barack Obama.
"I accepted Christ in my life. My relationship with Him means more to me then the Democratic party, Independent, Republican, black or white," Dr. Phillip Goudeaux, who leads Calvary Christian Center told FOX40.
Goudeaux, whose church has 20,000 members, was not available for comment. The Christian Post wanted to confirm the death threats, but the church is closed on Mondays. more >>
A pro-Obama voter guide being circulated to black church members in Virginia before Election Day compares Christianity to Mormonism in what appears to be an effort to dissuade voters from considering Mitt Romney because of his faith.
A group of black pastors representing the Greater Hampton Roads Christian Leadership Conference produced the brochure in an effort to persuade voters to compare the differences between Christianity and Mormonism and in turn, vote for President Obama.
Dr. Joseph Lowery was one of the people who, decades ago, taught me that there are issues much bigger than one's race and its culture, and there comes a point at which one must rise above his or her provincial and even ethnic preferences.
How ironic that it is now Dr. Lowery who seems to be suggesting voters give up that greater vision.
According to a report in a Georgia newspaper, Dr. Lowery addressed a pro-Obama rally October 27 at Saint James Baptist Church, Forsyth, Georgia. Forsyth Mayor John Howard was quoted by the Monroe County Reporter as being "pretty shocked" by what Dr. Lowery said in his speech to the crowd. more >>
The winner of Tuesday's presidential election will be determined, in part, by how well each candidate performs among certain demographic groups. The exit polls will also provide some evidence of whether the different strategies of the candidates had any impact.
Here is what to look for in the exit polls:
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Hours before Election Day, the latest and final presidential poll by Gallup was released, showing GOP candidate Mitt Romney holding a one point lead over President Barack Obama.
Romney is supported by 49 percent of likely voters while Obama is backed by 48 percent. Among independents, 46 percent favor Obama and 45 percent back Romney.
President Barack Obama was in three states and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in four states on Monday, the last day of campaigning before election Tuesday. Obama vowed to be a champion for voters against the special interests in Washington while Romney vowed to govern as a bipartisan reformer if elected.
Obama campaigned in Ohio, Wisconsin and Virginia. Vice President Joe Biden had two campaign stops in Virginia. Former President Bill Clinton campaigned on Obama's behalf in Pennsylvania and first lady Michelle Obama was in North Carolina and Florida.
Romney was in Florida, Virginia, Ohio and New Hampshire. His running mate, Paul Ryan, spent time in Nevada, Colorado and Iowa. more >>