Christians Who Didn’t Vote in 2012 Elected Obama

from Bill Still

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Christians Who Didn’t Vote in 2012 Elected Obama
XGood morning, I’m still reporting on the responsibility Christians bear for electing President Obama to his second term.
It is a sad political fact that 20 million Christens did not vote in the 2012 Presidential election. Yet Obama beat Romney by less than 5 million votes.
Bottom line – It was Christians refusing to vote in 2012 who bear the primary responsibility for Obama’s second term – a term that brought the world the greatest Christian persecution in the history of the United States. Obama sat idly by as ISIS was allowed to slaughter hundreds of thousands of Middle-Eastern Christians.
There are only 2 Sundays left before election day. It is my hope that every Christian pastor will at least mention this one fact in their both of their next two sermons.
Yesterday I ran a report on Franklin Graham and his use of the literary device of hyperbole to shock Christians into action. Let’s go to the dictionary.
“Hyperbole: obvious and intentional exaggeration.”
I have nothing but the greatest respect for Franklin Graham – the son of the greatest evangelist of our time, Billy Graham. He has devoted his life to selfless service with his organization, Samaritan’s Purse.
Graham used hyperbole – I believe – to try to shock Christendom into voting this year.

But yesterday I ran a Graham quote that could easily be confusing to those 20 million Christians who did not vote in 2012:
“You will never again out-vote these people.”
I didn’t want Christens to mistakenly believe Franklin Graham was discouraging Christians to get out and vote this time because the effort was futile, so I politely interjected with my disagreement.
We do have one last chance, and that is get your family and friends out to vote for Donald Trump.
I was giving Franklin the benefit of the doubt that he was using shock treatment hyperbole on his audience, but I wanted to be sure everyone understood that’s what he was doing.
And, Franklin, if you really are telling people not to go vote this year, than please respond, and I’ll correct the record.
Anyway, most of the commenters to that report got it, but a few took offense that I was knocking Graham and one even said that Graham would never recover from my criticism.
Uhhhh, in the first place, I’m just a little, tiny reporter out here in internet land compared to Franklin Graham. In the second place I was supporting his use of shock hyperbole, not really criticizing it. Now if he did intend to discourage Christians from voting, that’s a different matter.
The lack of attention Christians paid to the last presidential election is shocking. Besides the 20 million who didn’t vote, look at this chart from the Pew Research Center.
Look at the first line in the 2012 column. 42% of Protestants voted for Obama last time!

30% of white Protestants voted for Obama, and even 20% of born-again, evangelical white Protestants voted for Obama.
If this group – alone – had voted for Romney, we could have avoided most of the Christian carnage in the Middle East in the last 4 years – PERIOD!
The Catholics were even more responsible for the decimation of Middle Eastern Christians. 40% of white Catholics voted for Obama.
But here’s the real shocker – in the last line – 21% of Mormons voted for Obama.
I’m still reporting from Washington. Good Day.

Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the “Still Report”, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington.

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