January 20, 2021
|AUSTIN, Texas — Today’s inauguration may be difficult for some. But if you look to God, and to the facts, there is great reason for hope, according to iVoterGuide president Debbie Wuthnow. “We are called upon to pray ‘for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity’ (1 Timothy 2:2). And certainly, we must pray for the earthly rulers He has allowed—the president, Congress, state leaders, local leaders, and judges.” |
In an email to iVoterGuidesubscribers, Wuthnow wrote, “I know you will be thinking of the rule of law, which is being undermined by efforts to defund the police. You will be thinking of the unborn babies. You will be thinking of the freedom of Christians to express their beliefs and avoid ‘cancel culture.’ You may find yourself, like David, also praying, ‘Out of the depths I have cried to You, LORD. Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the sound of my pleadings’ (Psalm 130:1-2). That is a fantastic prayer for this time.”
Wuthnow pointed to three reasons why American Christians should be encouraged today. “Consider the U.S. House of Representatives,” Wuthnow stated. “‘Experts’” across the media predicted that conservatives would badly lose seats in that Nancy Pelosi-led body. Instead, conservatives won—big—and are now only a handful of seats away from retaking the House in 2022.”
Wuthnow explained that if that happens, the radical left agenda will be hamstrung. In fact, until then, having an almost evenly divided House will be an obstacle for the left. “Consider also the state legislatures,” Wuthnow continued. “On November 3, conservative candidates had a virtually perfect night, holding a firm majority in most states. Such sweeping victories mean there is state-level power to resist totalitarian impulses of the Washington D.C. left. These victories also mean conservatives in those legislatures will dominate the once-in-a-decade redrawing of U.S. House districts. That will help them retake the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022 and expand their majority in 2024.”
A study of the election results by George Barna, a renowned market researcher, found that conservative Christians are a growing force in elections—especially when they are reached with clear facts about candidates. “When they are informed, they not only vote,” Wuthnow wrote, “they vote according to biblical values.”
Wuthnow stated that the success in reaching and mobilizing such voters is just beginning. “This is iVoterGuide’s mission. And there are other voting blocs outside this one that have a high potential to increase the number of conservative voters.” The iVoterGuide president sees that there will be challenges. “Some conservatives are conflicted about party loyalties right now,” Wuthnow explained. “We’re seeing censorship like never before. The danger of giving voting rights to illegal immigrants is real.” Yet the pool of pro-life, pro-family, pro-freedom voters is numerically greater still, and they are motivated by the successes of the U.S. House elections and by the shock of what happened regarding the presidential election. Early indicators are that more—not fewer—will be active.
In conclusion, Wuthnow wrote, “We aim to build on the successes of 2020 victories in the U.S. House and state legislatures with expanded coverage, including select local races like school boards or municipal races. We intend to stop the Left from stealing our freedoms and suppressing our values. “The media fiction is that the Left won big in November and that the country is behind them. The political reality is that the radical Left is on thin ice and will likely stumble. “Don’t assume. Don’t let God find you idle. Invest in those things that shine light on the darkness—including in the realms of policy, government, and politics. Above all, we must keep the doors of religious freedom open for the gospel.”
iVoterGuide is a one-stop resource for candidate ratings and election information. In 2020, iVoterGuide’s expert researchers gave an in-depth analysis —and overall rating— from a Christian and conservative perspective for 7,500+ candidates in more than 3,000 races nationwide. Additionally, iVoterGuide offers election dates, registration deadlines, polling locations, and other information needed to help Americans vote wisely and identify candidates on the ballot who share their values. Related tools are also available to inform family, neighbors, and business associates about getting their own personalized ballots. iVoterGuide is helping to restore the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and traditional American values.
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