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Christian Conservatives Endorse Santorum before the South Carolina Primary

Feb 8, 2012

By Jeff Wehr

“’A group of about 150 conservative Christian leaders and political activists emerged today from a two-day meeting at a Texas ranch and endorsed former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum for president.… The issues most important to the group are to repeal the health-care reform law passed under President Obama, reduce government spending, and return the nation’s focus to family values and an anti-abortion stance,’ said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.” Political Intelligence, 1/14/2012.

There were 114 leaders that voted. Santorum received 85 votes, and Gingrich received 29. Santorum, a Roman Catholic, lost his senate seat by a wide margin of 18 points in his 2006 reelection campaign. But what will be interesting to follow is to see how powerful and persuasive these Christian leaders will be in electing Santorum as the Republican nominee. Without them flexing their political muscle, Romney looks like the sure nominee. We will have to watch the developments as the nomination process moves forward.

Religious Conservative asks Michele Bachmann to drop out of the race in Iowa and endorse Rick Santorum.
This anti-Romney position began before the Iowa caucus. Bob Vander Plaats, president of The Family Leader, said, “The goal for The Family Leader and other like-minded social conservatives is to avoid splitting the evangelical vote by coalescing around one conservative candidate who could stop Mitt Romney from winning the Republican nomination.”

One thing is very clear, they are certainly putting their confidence in one individual. Now consider these inspired words. “We cannot with safety vote for political parties; for we do not know whom we are voting for. We cannot with safety take part in any political scheme. We cannot labor to please men who will use their influence to repress religious liberty, and to set in operation oppressive measures to lead or compel their fellow-men to keep Sunday as the Sabbath. The first day of the week is not a day to be reverenced. It is a spurious sabbath, and the members of the Lord’s family cannot participate with the men who exalt this day, and violate the law of God by trampling upon His Sabbath. The people of God are not to vote to place such men in office; for when they do this, they are partakers with them of the sins which they commit while in office.” Ellen G. White, Gospel Workers, 391, 392.