When Better Courts Now was launched back in March, its stated goal was to see right-wing judges elected “across San Diego County and eventually America.” For now, the group is focusing on California and has, in recent weeks, been making it clear that they are not looking to support merely conservative judges, but Christian judges who will carry out God’s will on the bench.
The election is tomorrow and pastor Brian Hendry, who is running the group, really wants to make their goal clear:
“We’ve always been involved in the political realm, in believing that too often Christians have dropped the ball over the years and have allowed…an agenda that’s not a biblical agenda to take over,” Hendry explains. “In our prayers and in looking for different ways to attack, we realized, especially in California, that the judiciary was definitely an area that had been running amok, if you will.”
He contends that judicial activists have tried to push a social agenda, such as when the state Supreme Court legalized, albeit for a short time, homosexual marriage. Better Courts Now wants godly men on the bench, but opponents say Christian judges would be activists for Christ.
“To say that somehow a Christian coming in with a biblical worldview will give them a bias that will lead them to not be able to follow the law — we actually believe that bias, if you will, or that worldview helps them to follow the law, because they stand on virtues and principles that they cannot violate,” Hendry contends.
Hendry was also the guest on “WallBuilders Live” last Friday where he discussed this effort with Rick Green, who recently lost his own run for the state Supreme Court. To say that Green was excited by this new effort would be a massive understatement, as Green and Hendry spent a large part of the interview discussing their desire to see this operation duplicated all across the country.
So it should not come as a surprise if we see some sort of WallBuilders/Better Court Now joint operation emerge down the road.