With the mid-term elections approaching, Focus on the Family’s Tom Minnery has some simple advice on how to choose the correct candidate for whom to vote: vote for the Christian.
And how do you know which candidate is the true Christian? Well, it is the candidate that supports Focus on the Family’s agenda, of course:
Does the candidate have a Christian world-view? Is he pro-life? A clue is whether he knows the embryonic stem-cell debate and opposes the process. Does she firmly support God’s definition of marriage, and does she oppose civil unions that give marriage benefits to same-sex couples? Does he believe that parents, rather than the state, have ultimate say over what a child learns in school? Is she hostile toward or silent on matters of faith? A candidate’s positions on all these issues are important indicators.
But beware that you can’t just vote for the Christian – you have to make sure that you vote for the candidate from the right party because that determines who gets to set the agenda:
Political Parties matter. You like the platform and values of a local candidate who’s running with the party you typically vote against. Should you cross party lines and vote for him? Don’t forget that whichever party is in the majority has control over which bills eventually reach the floor. You’re voting for more than individual candidates; you’re voting for which party sets the agenda.
Gee, since Focus on the Family is nonpartisan, I wonder what they could possibly mean by warning their activists not to “cross party lines”?