Jewish Journal


November 4, 2008

Christians get out the vote, pray for the future



Christians last night, looking for God’s mercy and guidance as Americans prepared to vote, began a 24-hour prayer vigil. Many are as concerned with a state ballot measure—Proposition 8 from right here in California—as they are with the presidential election.

There is, of course, debate among Christians, even socially conservative evangelicals, about who they think would best represent their values. (The Pray Vote Pray shirt also comes in red.) The majority of Protestant ministers like John McCain. So do most people in the pews. But on his blog, Rob J presents a convincing “conservative Christian case for supporting Obama.”

You can also add Don Miller, who wrote “Blue Like Jazz” and delivered an invocation at the Democratic National Convention, to that list of youngish evangelicals who have made the move from the right to the left, at least for this election. Miller explains his journey from Reagan Republican to Obama Democrat, from whitebread childhood on the Gulf Coast to Oregonian liberalism here. It’s a fairly long blog post, good and personal, but this excerpt after the jump will give you the gist:

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