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They're off to a western countries in which religion plays such an important role in politics as the United States in fact take a look at Pew Research Center poll conducted did June 28 to.
July ninth of this -- We ended question was off by Q is it important to me that a president have strong religious believes and 42 thirds 67%.
Say yes it is important that a president has strong religious beliefs.
Said they disagreed with that.
-- to Tony Evans is author of how should Christians -- he's also pastor at oak cliff Bible fellowship church.
And has a website Tony Evans don't hold great to have you did go to thank -- -- joining us thank you for having me appreciate that this could this question in particular.
How do how should Christians vote.
Is there one simple -- -- -- that should Christians always vote Republican or always vote Democrat.
Absolutely not -- the simple answer is Christians -- vote for the party platform person policies.
The best reflect the advancement of -- values in the thigh and -- -- hadn't -- big generally speaking in this country.
Christians and then certainly evangelicals would lean towards the Republican Party would you agree.
Is the Republican Party as -- -- due -- is more reflection of biblical values.
What in a lot of ways they are but there are other options for example most black evangelicals will not vote Republican.
Because in the last election they wanted to see the glass ceiling broken -- and that became the priority issue even though they may have disagreed with certain policies.
-- how they're prioritize that will affect -- that's why I say.
If you're Christian you either you vote Democrat lite L I TEU Republican lite LIT you're not cut so you can bring me either one of them the LI GHT.
Cut that without a hat how does somebody all faith.
Any differently to the way that somebody who is an atheist -- Well yeah well and and in some way just because you're starting with God's will be starting guard -- the Bible is clear.
The government is ultimately accountable to god you want God's view of government and its issues.
You have to slob with a right to life which -- -- -- declaration.
Because if you look at the live you don't get to enjoy any of the other privileges that this country affords.
They have prior to of the family because whoever holds apparently holds the future.
The son of a nation of Islam the -- -- -- written largely up prior to close them know -- -- -- prior to -- freedom of religion.
Because the job of religion is to keep god in the -- of government fulfill the food and -- and prosper.
So you have confidence in the Bible that ought to be prioritized in this consumer.
You that you bring up the right to life.
Do you condemn represented -- -- his comments on abortion.
Well I can do any comment that holes people.
That that -- whole -- think reform move to to what I don't do is I don't limited to in the world my continue with too good to sort of hold like they should not term.
Do you -- represented make his call in some abortion I don't condemned his comments on abortion I just want to make sure that it's a fully informed understanding of the right to life.
You would you agree with him on the point he made saying it in legitimate rape.
A woman's body has the ability to shut down a pregnancy.
Only only if the health of the mother was at stake not merely because of the race.
My my assistant in Dallas was raped.
And that she decided not to board she had her son of thunder now in ministry bringing a lot of light to a lot of lives and everybody happy that that abortion did not take place.
But at the health of the mother is that they because -- the -- that makes it legitimate not really effective rate.
But -- -- backed representative -- Claim that a woman's body.
Has an ability to shut down pregnancy.
If that pregnancy as a result of right do you -- do you not agree with that statement I don't agree with that statement -- -- -- they know.
Okay but you don't wanna take this opportunity to condemn represented -- believe you should stay in the race.
Well well again because you look upon a perfect situation the perfect punctuation.
And I want look at the home of a person's world view not just one issue within.
So this is that his view on abortion and rape is not enough for him to step aside as must the Republican establishment seems to want him to do it I don't know -- until the Republicans that we can be very -- Right.
On another subject which I've done a matter of interest to get your views on -- And is there did you get a sense from.
-- or congregation.
All of -- how they feel generally -- Mitt Romney.
As a moment.
Well -- What we -- our congregation is.
What will advance the values of the kingdom of god so even though he may not be Christian in our sensible word the question is.
Are the values that he's promoting Christian values mean you can you can have to maybe you can have a Christian neighbor who's bad you can have a -- Christian -- -- good to the questions which when you live next and so you you look at the value system.
But -- no party fully represented the value of the -- guard you have to evaluate -- -- proud -- and we -- folks get a sheet of -- make Fort Collins column I want what the issue with.
Column to what the Democrats they come and bring the Republicans say -- for what god says that you prioritize and make -- -- How have you evaluated Mitt Romney's values while I was happy with his choice for vice president.
He certainly he fed beef consistent with this -- against abortion.
He's pro war on heterosexual marriage that I think he's pro freedom of religion so those values are consistent with the biblical worldview who.
All right a couple of our viewers weighing in on this -- along with -- weighing in on this.
Can you read -- as if Obama -- on his position on gay marriage it is initial position was against it because of his religious belief is Obama now an atheist.
Griffin 57 on the other side says the religious right is the main reason.
I'm a registered Democrat -- religion really does Spock strong views on all -- This doesn't the F and it ought to because when god.
Did the office of government God's perspective must -- put on the table and must not be ignored.
So and you would say that in the American political life.
Religion would be part of the solution not part of the problem event.
You should lead the way it should be the dominant influence until the job of faith if -- keep god faith and from of the culture.
He told that he did not ignored and since the guard -- of government according -- was thirteen.
It can provide good can read this bad the questions -- deciding what's good what's bad we just we say god does.
All right doctor Tony Evans author of how should Christians vote.
And construct oak cliff Bible fellowship church and the website again Tony Evans Donald -- the battle Tony on Evans don't -- Barrett is on the screen right now live if you wanna hear more from.
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