Evangelicals won’t follow Rev. Graham out the Republican Party door just yet because there are no alternatives but the Republicans can’t count on them voting for them.
It’s not only Evangelicals that Republicans have to worry about, they’re disenfranchising most of their party.
Evangelicals could stay home on election day with the departure of Rev. Franklin Graham from the Republican Party. The primary is something else. It’s not likely they will all follow Rev. Graham out the door because many want to vote in the primary for a non-establishment candidate.
Not voting Republican would be a sure win for Hillary Clinton, a most radical anti-life candidate. It would give the Democrats the opportunity to choose Supreme Court Justices and they would undoubtedly be anti-life.
There have been many wins for pro-life advocates on the state levels. It’s not as if there have been no successes.
Will other pastors leave the GOP? It’s not likely they will leave in droves. Leaving the Republican Party means ceding an important vote in the primary. In New York that is all we have thanks to the electoral votes being all or nothing.
It is likely the Evangelicals will vote for Trump, Carson or Cruz in large numbers in the primary.
The Republicans didn’t fight for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, in fact they didn’t appear to fight at all.
The Planned Parenthood funding was only the last straw for Rev. Graham.
“It’s not just that,” Graham said on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” “It’s the way the bill was passed. It came down so quickly. And it didn’t seem like anybody tried to fight it. It was just, ‘Let’s get home for Christmas.’ “
Graham says the country is in trouble and he doesn’t want people to think he is acting on behalf of the Republican Party. He’s not looking to bring others with him. He doesn’t want to lead a mass exodus or hurt the party, either party. He’s disappointed in both parties.
Rev. Wilfredo De Jesus, Father Choco, head pastor for the New Life Covenant Church, in Chicago, expressed similar concerns.
“People already know how evangelicals feel about the sanctity of life,” he told FoxNews.com. “That’s a continual fight. But the government spending also speaks to us. That was the disappointment and frustration you heard in brother Graham’s tone.”
Graham said a fight over Planned Parenthood would have exposed its unsavory dealings but the Republicans chose not to fight.
He is planning to go from state to state to pray for the nation.
On his Facebook page, he lambasted Republicans.
“Seeing and hearing Planned Parenthood talk nonchalantly about selling baby parts from aborted fetuses with utter disregard for human life is reminiscent of Joseph Mengele and the Nazi concentration camps!” Graham wrote, referring to videos that showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing their fetal tissue donation program. “That should’ve been all that was needed to turn off the faucet for their funding. […]
He is also concerned about the wild spending.
“Nothing was done to trim this 2,000 page, $1.1 trillion budget.”
HuffPo described the omnibus as a big win for Planned Parenthood and it was. They’ve been slicing and dicing babies, some who have fallen out alive only to meet their demise by a Planned Parenthood official’s own words, and they have been selling off baby parts callously, yet people, including mainstream Republicans, have decided to go along with the lie that it’s not true – just another fantasy cooked up by extremists. Don’t believe your lyin’ eyes.
Brett Bozell of The Media Research Center said Graham’s departure is particularly concerning in terms of impacting the party because Rev. Graham isn’t known for his politicking, he’s not taking a political stand, he’s taking a moral stand.
“He’s not taking a political position,” said Bozell. “He’s taking a moral position, which is far more serious in the evangelical world.”
That means Graham’s excoriation of party leaders carries special significance.
“When they’re funding the murder of children, this is where the evangelicals say, enough is enough,” Bozell said.
Will others leave?
ABC News reported that a recent Pew poll found that while 78 percent of evangelicals voted Republican in 2004, only 57 percent were inclined to vote for Republican candidates this fall.
The news article cited examples of Evangelicals heading for the Democrats. That is hard to believe since Democrats are leading the charge to kill babies, even after birth. Some allegedly want to go Democrat because of the Iraq war. ABC conveniently left out the Afghanistan war which Democrats wanted and the Libyan war which Obama and Hillary led and which destroyed the country.
ABC also claimed some are concerned about global warming.
It’s more likely Evangelicals will not vote or they will write-in a candidate. There is a serious risk they will not vote Republican as they have reliably done over the last several election cycles.
Paul Ryan said he’d bring up Planned Parenthood again after the recess but he and the other Republicans have already shown they won’t stand up against Planned Parenthood and their machine.
They aren’t standing up for the people and the Democrats are full-blown socialist and communist.
Can we come back from this if Republicans lose this election and if they continue down the path they are on?