A Florida church sign caught the attention of liberal activists last week for urging Christians not to vote for Democrat politicians.
Grace of God Church in New Port Richey, Florida served as a polling place for elections, but complaints about the sign prompted local officials to prevent it from being one in the future, according to the Huffington Post.
The sign, created by Pastor Al Carlisle, read, “Don’t vote for Democrats on Tuesday and sing, ‘Oh how I love Jesus’ on Sunday.”
In a Facebook post, Carlisle explained more about his reasons for the sign. “If you’re a Christian, you cannot vote for a person or party that slays babies in the womb,” he wrote on Nov. 6 after posting the sign at his church.
Here’s more from the report:
[Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian] Corley said the church’s senior pastor, Al Carlisle, put up the sign and refused the supervisor’s requests to take it down.
Corley said it’s “not unlawful” but highly “inappropriate” for a polling place to display prominent political signage to “instigate voters” in a particular precinct. As a result, he has decided not to use Grace of God Church as a polling location as long as Carlisle is its pastor.
“I’m not going to continue using a polling place where we have the proprietor mocking one political party or another,” Corley said.
Responding to the controversy, Carlisle told the local news: “I’m not telling you not to vote Democrat. I’m not telling you to vote Republican. It’s directed at those who profess to be Christians. There is a line drawn in the sand by Jesus that we ought not cross.”
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For many Christians, it has become increasingly difficult to vote Democrat because of the party’s radical pro-abortion stance. The party and almost all of its leaders support laws and policies allowing abortions for any reason up to birth, as well as taxpayer-funded abortions. Pro-life Democrats are being told they are not welcome in the party anymore. And last year, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez even called the killing of unborn babies a “fundamental value” of his party and said “every Democrat” should support it.
The issue a deal-breaker for many Christians. Unborn babies are some of the most vulnerable of all God’s creatures on earth today. Every year, nearly 1 million are aborted, and the total deaths since Roe v. Wade is estimated at about 60 million. For voters who care about protecting innocent life, whether Christian or not, it has become almost impossible to support the Democratic Party because of its radical pro-abortion agenda.