Many Christians have acknowledged they are struggling with the upcoming presidential election, as neither major-party candidate seems to align well with their faith. But an upcoming simulcast may help them see their role through a different lens.
The November 2 webcast, sponsored by MyFaithVotes, and will feature faith leaders like Sammy Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. David Jeremiah of Shadow Mountain Community Church (El Cajon, CA), and honorary chairman Dr. Ben Carson.
According to MyFaithVotes CEO Jason Yates, the purpose of the simulcast isn't to instruct people how to vote, but to convey the importance of staying involved.
"We will be guiding them with some thoughts around how to think biblically," he begins. "We will be helping them think about how we engage with others in discussion [and] in thought."
Like many other evangelical spokesmen, Yates argues there's never been a more important election when it comes to things that should matter to Christians. "This is a time for people of faith to speak up, to act on their faith, not to be complacent, not to stand on the sidelines," he urges. "We want to have a discussion about that."
Yates tells OneNewsNow there's still a message in the simulcast for those who, for whatever reason, are finding it difficult to vote for either major-party candidate.
"This isn't just about the presidential election – it's about every position that we're casting our vote for," he shares. "The Bible doesn't tell us how to vote exactly on all the issues, but we have principles and concepts from the Bible that we can think well about and pray about."
Registration to tune in live to the two-hour event is available at MyFaithVotes.org. The simulcast is scheduled to begin at 7:00 (Eastern) on Wednesday.