Evangelical Leader Pledges to Turn Out Pro-Life Voters En Masse in 2016

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Mar 17, 2015   |   5:59PM   |   Des Moines, IA

According to the New York Times, evangelical leader Dave Lane is building an army of Christian pastors to help the Republicans put a pro-life conservative in the White House in 2016.

At an event in Iowa Lane said, “If the Lord were to call 1,000 pastors in America, and they ended up with an average of 300 volunteers per campaign in 2016, that would be 300,000 grass-root, precinct-level, evangelical conservatives coming from the bottom up. It would change America.”

As LifeNews previously reported, Franklin Graham, the son of evangelical preacher Billy Graham, said Christians who didn’t bother to show up at the polls are partly to blame for President Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012. While the majority of voters who are faithful Christians and Catholics voted for Mitt Romney over the pro-abortion president, millions of Christian voters stayed home and post-election analysis shows a low turnout paved the way for Obama to win another four-year term.

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The Brody File reported that Rev. Graham said one of the lessons of Obama’s re-election is that more Christians in this country need to vote. He said, “If Christians are upset, they need to be upset at themselves. We know that from of the statistics that I’ve heard that the majority of Christians in this country just did not vote for whatever reason. The vast majority of evangelicals did not go to the polls.”

Rev. Graham added, “God is in control, and if Christians are upset, they need to be upset at themselves. We need to do a better job of getting our people- the church to vote. Now, I’m not trying to tell you how to vote, you can vote, but vote, my goodness, and vote for candidates that stand for Biblical values.”

Unfortunately, President Barack Obama is known among pro-lifers as the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history because of his radical support of abortion. From taxpayer funding of abortions in America and around the world, to stacking the Supreme Court and federal courts with abortion extremists, Obama has shown true disregard for human life.


In fact, as LifeNews previously reported, during his first week in office, Obama wasted no time in overturning the Mexico City Policy that President Bush put back in place after it was scrapped during the Bush administration. The Mexico City Policy required that more than 600 groups that receive State Department taxpayer funding to pledge not to promote or perform abortions with it. Abortion advocates objected to the measure for years during the Bush administration because they want to use the funds to do abortions overseas or lobby pro-life nations to reverse their laws against unlimited abortions.

Additionally, in January the White House issued a veto threat indicating that President Barack Obama would veto a bill to ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because unborn children feel intense pain in abortions.