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Faith in the 2012 Election Faith in the 2012 Election
Religion emerged as an important issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. The personal religious identity of President Barack Obama and the Republican candidate, Governor...

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Commentary on the Election Commentary on the Election
This collection gathers together key statements from politicians, campaign officials, journalists, and others as they analyze and react to the role of religion in the 2012...

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Russell D. Moore, Dean of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on Why Some Christians Are Choosing Not to Vote

October 24, 2012
Christians who boycott voting are opting out of civic responsibility and neighbor love. [Abstaining on Election Day is] more akin to Pontius Pilate washing his hands rather than John the Baptist taking on the powers-that-be, [...a form of utopianism] in which Christians find no candidate pure enough to be trusted. In any election, we are not voting for a Mayor of the heavenly New Jerusalem; that office is occupied. We are entrusting a group of fallen sinners -- as we all are -- to lead us in navigating the common good.