“Christians don't need Trump to save them. The truth is, it's Trump who needs Christians to save his turbulent election campaign. "
À A few weeks before the presidential elections in the United States between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, a new political action committee has just been created.
This committee is called " Not Our Faith (Not our faith in French) it is a group of Christians from the two main political parties, Republican and Democrat, including a former religious adviser to former President Barack Obama. A political action committee designed to reduce Christian support for President Donald Trump in the final weeks of the 2020 campaign.
It is no secret that American evangelical Christians made a significant contribution to the election of Donald Trump in 2016.
A book called These evangelicals behind Trump published by Labor Et Fidès even came out last September on this subject. In this book we discover that 81% of American Christians “Born again” voted for the current president of the United States.
The political action committee, Not Our Faith, wants to change the opinion of Christians on this president who according to their promotional video "does not add value to the faith, not really. "
Their first digital ad was broadcast on October 13 on social networks:
The video opens with the claim that Donald Trump "could have supported the faith in the United States" and that he could have shown "what is good and true about our faith," she explains. was otherwise and that he "used Christianity to serve his own interests." "
The committee accuses the president of not really "adding value to the Christian faith" and insists that "Christians don't need Trump to save them." Adding that it is he "who needs Christians to save his eventful electoral campaign".
The video ends with the following words: “Not our vote. Not our faith ”which in French means“ Ni notre vote. Neither our faith ”.
On its website, the committee positions itself in favor of the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden.
As "pro-life", the committee explains that it does not agree with the former vice-president on this subject, but further declares that on the whole the Democratic candidate's policies are more in line with a biblical vision.
“Joe Biden's policies are more consistent with the ethics of biblical life than those of Donald Trump. Therefore, even as we continue to urge different policies on abortion, we urge evangelicals to elect Joe Biden as president. "
Billy Graham's granddaughter, Jerusha Duford, is notably associated with this political action committee.
During a Zoom call sponsored by "Not Our Faith", she declared Thursday that President Trump was trying to "hijack our faith for votes."
"Trump's attempts to hijack our faith for votes, and the silence of evangelical leaders on his actions and behavior, has presented a picture of what our faith looks like that is so flawed that it has caused significant damage to the way people see Jesus ”
Jerusha Duford's uncle, Billy Graham's son Franklin Graham, for his part, is one of Donald Trump's most important supporters among evangelical Christians.
I pray for President @realDonaldTrump & other leaders who support life, religious freedom, & biblical values that are important to us. In the coming election, most importantly, I pray for God's will to be done. Every follower of Jesus Christ needs to pray & vote.
- Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) October 16, 2020
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