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Pro-Life Groups Expect Massive Turnout of Evangelical Voters
Life News ^ | November 6, 2012 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 11/06/2012 3:03:23 PM PST by NYer

With the 2012 presidential election revolving around major abortion policies for pro-life voters, two leading pro-life groups expect a massive turnout of evangelical voters at the polls today.

Family Research Council Action says evidence suggests considerable Election Day turnout among values voters. In the last 14 months FRC Action’s Values Bus has crisscrossed the country campaigning for values in 28 state and officials tell LifeNews it was greeted by enthusiastic crowds as it spent the final weekend of this election cycle in Ohio.

FRC Action President, Tony Perkins spoke at a church in Dayton, Ohio Sunday morning and a church in Springdale, Ohio on Sunday evening.

“In my almost twenty years involved in politics, I have never seen values voters so energized,” said Perkins. “This level of intensity is clearly driven by this administration’s policies that are so hostile to religious freedom. The Obamacare’s mandates are a clear infringement on religious freedom.”

“President Obama talks about the freedom of worship which is what we do within the four walls of the church. However, values voters are concerned about the freedom of religion which is the ability to live your life according to the teachings of your faith. These voters see that freedom of religion is under attack by this President. I would not be surprised to see tomorrow’s turnout of values voters eclipse what we saw in 2004,” he added.

FRC has helped register nearly 500,000 new values voters and distributed millions of voter guides through FRC’s allies and its network of more than 18,000 churches. It hosted a major simulcast, “iPledge Sunday 2012,” which reached over 6,000 churches and home groups and aired on Christian television networks across the country.

FRC has been touring the country this year with the Heritage Foundation for the “Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote” Values Bus tour. The tour has traveled more than 70,000 miles through 28 states over the last 14 months.

Meanwhile, the Faith and Freedom Coalition made over 122 million voter contacts to evangelicals, faithful Catholics, and other voters of faith in key states in 2012. The organization, headed by longtime Christian political activist Ralph Reed, had a voter education effort that included 23 million pieces of mail, 21 million get-out-the-vote calls, 18 million text messages and emails, and 30 million voter guides distributed in 117,000 churches.

Reed recently told Greta Van Susteren that strong evangelical presence in the “big four” battlegrounds — Florida, Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina — means conservative Christians will play a bigger role than ever in November.

He said, “In every one of those states, Greta, we believe we’re going to be able to increase the evangelical turnout from the 2008 baseline by an average of about 7%, and when that happens, there are going to be a lot of shocked faces in a lot of newsrooms across America.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: evangelical; romney

1 posted on 11/06/2012 3:03:27 PM PST by NYer
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To: NYer

Very hopeful. Thanks for the post.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 3:18:46 PM PST by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: NYer

Not to be a Nancy No, but heard today that some evangelicals are no anti-Mormon that either they aren’t going to vote, or will vote Obama/third party.

Can’t understand how they can be so blinded to Obama’s Muslim side.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 3:19:36 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

I consider myself a fiscal / social / moral evangelical conservative and I proudly voted for Romney today. I’m not voting for him to be my pastor or Sunday school teacher... I’m wanting a presidential candidate worthy of my vote. That said, I have heard a few acquaintances who voiced misgivings about his religious beliefs but I am confident in the end they will vote for Romney over Obama simply on the pro-life position alone.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 3:40:17 PM PST by Dan C (We are what we repeatedly do - excellence therefore is not an act but a habit. Aristotle)
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To: madison10

Hopefully any “evangelicals” that stupid are in the small, but very whiny in the “Look at me!!” way, minority


5 posted on 11/06/2012 3:46:20 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: Dan C

Same here. All of the above, actually fall under the fundamentalist category, and I voted Romney today. As you said, he’s not my preacher. At least I believe he won’t try to suppress religious freedom, unlike the crypto-Muslim incumbent. I ask no more on that score from any politician.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 3:46:50 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

Catholics will make a difference as well.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 3:58:41 PM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

Undoubtedly. It’s just that fundamentalists, especially hard-shell (I’m traditional Independent Baptist) seem to have a reputation for not supporting anyone who’s not “one of us”, which is ridiculous, because I can’t recall in my life a true fundamentalist ever even running for office. If we didn’t vote for people who aren’t fundamentalist, we couldn’t vote at all.

There’s a myth that we stayed home in the last presidential election, which is false. The statistics said otherwise.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 4:10:14 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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Thanks NYer.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 4:49:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NYer
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10 posted on 11/06/2012 5:03:21 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: madison10
My wife's cousin in Ocala Florida is pretty active (study group leader, retreat organizer) with independent Evangelicals and has reported the Romney was considered toxic by a number of the people she worshiped with. The LDS are considered a ‘false church created by a false prophet’. Voting for a LDS was considered by a number of these people as a ‘mortal sin’ that would put their soul's in danger of hell fire. She considers such attitudes foolish and self defeating but has encountered them since Romney appeared on the Florida scene. The line that somebodies have been propagating is ‘better to lose the country than your soul’. Anyone else encountered this sort of a counter campaign?
11 posted on 11/07/2012 3:53:32 PM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat

One church in our area was teaching something similar. Didn’t think the Mormonism would be that big a deal in comparison to Islam.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 4:10:20 PM PST by madison10
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