Over the last sixty days, the American Renewal Project hosted “Pastors and Pews” events in six key battleground states: Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Iowa, Missouri, and Virginia.
Additionally, one million doors were knocked on and phones were called, targeting low-propensity, Evangelical voters-those who had voted only once in the last four political cycles.
We hired seventy bi-vocational pastors to help orchestrate and accomplish this massive task. Although the ARP does not endorse or oppose candidates or tell people who to vote for-what was demonstrated Tuesday night is that when Christians turn out and vote they impact elections.
In 2016: 38% of the vote came from Evangelicals, and Trump received 81% of those votes.
Politically, a 3% higher Evangelical turnout in 2016, with 2% additional votes for the Republican candidate, is a massive number. It’s the difference between winning and losing an election. This is what bringing Christian values to the public square looks like.
Small steps are often the beginning of great enterprise.
* 35 million social media ads targeted at Evangelical and Pro-Life Catholic Christians online.
BUT PASTORS MUST CONTINUE TO FIGHT
IF AMERICA IS TO BE SAVED.
As we begin to dismantle godless Secularism from the warp and woof of America and remove the different parasites dependent upon the government (those gaming the system over the last 2-3 generations), all hell is going to break loose. There’s going to be a hair-raising brawl in the public square, and someone’s values are going to reign supreme.
Pastors and Pews must stay engaged.
That said, anyone who thinks that Christians won anything other than an election last Tuesday is confused. This stunning “miracle” offers us an opportunity to restore America to her Judeo-Christian heritage and re-establish a Biblical-based culture-IF we will stay engaged. This opportunity likely will not come around again in our lifetime. Like a neon sign flashing high in the sky, the Obama Administration serves to remind us that departing from God’s fixed boundaries consistent with His moral character will bring judgment on a nation.
The last time the Republicans controlled the House, Senate and presidency (Bush 43) -they frittered it away. In 2015, Mark Steyn wrote about that missed opportunity: “I describe Republicans as a party of seat-warmers-until the pendulum swings and the Dems come roaring back. When the left wins, they’re in power; when the right wins, they’re in office, and that’s all.”