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Friday, August 26, 2005

'Patriot pastors' recruited: Churchgoers to be urged to vote

Bad news may be good news! Why? If previously non-voting Christians plan to vote they will need to study the issues, hence they will become INFORMED voters. Becoming more informed on the issues will broaden their horizons and cause them to become more responsible citizens and voters. Many will discover points of disagreement with their "Patriot Pastors." Some may not vote as their pastors intended. It is well known that some conservative Republicans appointed to SCOTUS have become, over time, less extreme in their views. May it be God's will that our new citizen-voters learn the same lesson!

The Cincinnati Enquirer
August 26, 2005

KINGS MILLS - The luncheon Thursday at the Kings Island Conference Center could easily have been mistaken for a political party affair, with politicians, speaking over the clank of forks and knives, exhorting the guests to go out and register new voters and make sure they get to the polls.

But the hundreds of people dining at the ballroom tables Thursday were not ward-heelers and precinct captains.

They were, for the most part, men and women of the clergy - evangelicals, Pentecostals, Baptists and a smattering of Catholic clerics and laymen.

They were being recruited for the Ohio Restoration Project, the brainchild of the Rev. Russell Johnson, pastor of a 2,500-member evangelical church in the southeastern Ohio town of Lancaster. He wants to build a force of Christian conservatives - the "values voters'' who oppose abortion, want to protect traditional marriage and oppose higher taxes - to dominate Ohio politics, starting with the 2006 gubernatorial election....