Friday, July 24, 2020

Biden Believes He Appeals To Evangelicals

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Joe Biden's campaign says, "The battle for the soul of our nation deeply resonates with evangelicals." And "They would be open to Joe Biden's message as well."

Tony Perkins says, "That's an ambitious strategy, trying to win over a group of people you've spent the last several years insulting."

No one doubts, however, that the 2020 contest in November is for the soul of our nation.

Be informed, not misled.

Biden's plan to get your evangelical vote.

Joe Biden recently announced he has hired former Republican Josh Dickson to oversee his campaign's national faith engagement.

Dickson says he became a Democrat "because of his evangelical faith." Following his political conversion, he worked on President Obama's 2012 campaign and will be working to turn evangelical voters away from Trump to Biden.

The political challenge is significant, but apparently, Dickson has faith in Biden and believes evangelicals will convert as well.

Tony Perkins reacted immediately saying it's "an ambitious strategy that involves trying to win over a group of people [he's] spent the last several years insulting."

Agreed. It's ambitious. If evangelicals are informed.

The strategy

Exit polls from the 2016 election show that over 8 in 10--80+% white evangelical voters voted for Trump and only 16% voted for Hillary Clinton, however, they feel that some who voted for Trump have grown weary of his combative approach to issues.

Dickson, who worked for Obama, also knows that Obama reached out to conservative white evangelicals which helped him win the election.

In 2008 he captured 26% of the white evangelical vote and in 2012 it was 21%. Conversely, Hillary Clinton decided not to reach out to white evangelical Protestants. As a result, she only won 16% of their vote.

Biden's crew has concluded that "Broad swaths of the faith community did not feel like the Democrat nominee was interested in their vote. The end result was that Donald Trump won a whopping 81% of the white evangelical vote."

Frankly, these people underestimate the intelligence of the "white evangelicals."

They don't know us. Or understand what motivates us.

They apparently believe that if they merely extend an invitation to us, we will feel so "included" and "accepted" by the elite progressives we'll bust our thumbs punching a hole in the Biden side of the ballot.

Tony Perkins does understand evangelicals, because he is one.

In his op-ed on this matter, he notes that "Maybe Joe Biden, a self-identified Catholic, is personally spiritual. But authentic?"

He continues,
"Surely no one who's followed his four-decade career could conclude that Biden shares Christian's values where it matters: in the public arena. And yet even Dickson himself tried to sell the former vice-president as the real deal because he 'loves his neighbor and cares for the poor and vulnerable'."

Perkins wonders if Biden, who is endorsed by Planned Parenthood, considers "children in the womb" vulnerable.

Biden has already answered that question.

Many years ago before Biden turned away from biblical teaching on the sanctity of life, he actually supported the Hyde Amendment which bars tax dollars from being used to pay for abortions. But as the cultural winds changed so did Biden. Last year, as he announced his candidacy for president, he officially announced that he no longer supports the Hyde Amendment.

Perkins says Biden has "traded 40 years of support for the Hyde Amendment for the support of Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights organizations."

During a Democrat primary debate in February, Biden assured that as president, he would have an abortion litmus test for Supreme Court nominees. He also pointed out that he is "part of the reason" why far-left justices like Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor are on the Supreme Court.

Earlier this month Biden expressed disappointment that the Supreme Court withheld religious exemptions to an HHS contraceptive mandate in the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania.

If he refuses to support the Catholic Little Sisters of the Poor, he certainly won't support you in your authentic, biblical evangelical beliefs.

Biden has also said--many times--that he influenced President Obama to come out publicly in support of the homosexual agenda---specifically so-called "same-sex marriage."

Perkins is also concerned because Biden has announced that his No 1 legislative priority as president would be passing the Equality Act which passed the House this year, but does not have the votes in the Republican-controlled Senate. This bill would codify LGBTQ non-discrimination protections into federal law.

Perkins says:
"We're talking about a piece of legislation, the Equality Act, that hunts down and punishes the same evangelicals whose vote Biden claims to want! One that also ends women's sports, girls and boys bathrooms, Christian counseling, privacy laws, conscience protections and millennia of biology, medical ethics, parents' rights."

This is not only a battle for the soul of our nation, but also for the soul of evangelical Christians.

While Biden is fraudulently trying to identify with evangelicals, there are growing efforts by the "Never Trump" Republicans to undermine President Trump and elect Biden in November.

Several of these groups, including The Lincoln Project, are spending millions of dollars this summer and fall trying to convince evangelicals that Trump is "using them" and they must dump him for Biden.

In June a new book edited by longtime religious left progressive "Christian" Ron Sider was released. It features the essays of 30 so-called evangelical Christians explaining why Christians should not vote for Trump.

The media---USA Today, CNN, NBC, and most of the others are all over this. You will soon begin hearing and seeing regular stories about how evangelicals have moved away from Trump---and they'll be quoting Mitt Romney, John Kasich, Ron Sider, Jim Wallis, Townsend and others from the so-called "religious Left" or "Christian Left."

To get a clear picture of where the "religious Left" and the "Christian left" are coming from, take a look at their Facebook page and their website.

The takeaway.

The religious Left is making the case that Biden is a more "acceptable choice for Christians because he's less brash and confrontational." But they would have us forget that Biden has berated, profaned and shouted at people all across America's heartland because they either didn't agree with his progressive beliefs or asked questions about son Hunter and the millions he's made off his Vice President father's influence in Ukraine and China. And elsewhere.

Perkins says evangelicals don't support Trump "because he'll hold up a Bible," but rather because "his policies are based on what's inside."

"No administration in history has done more for Christians in America and around the world than this president," Perkins says, "And I'll be the first to admit that, four years ago, I didn't think that was possible."

He says:
"No one is rationalizing or excusing Trump's failings. But consider what he's accomplished for the unborn, religious liberty, Israel, persecuted minorities, the military, our economy, the family. He's had a backbone of steel to push back against LGBTQ extremism, political correctness, America's enemies and the world's tyrants."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.