A national strategy for putting Christians in office

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

voting at churchSince the founding of America, there's never been an association of Christian lawmakers – but that's about to change.

Between 2011 and 2017, 32 states passed 394 pro-life laws, effectively closing 31 abortion clinics. Those are positive numbers, but Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert started wondering what could be accomplished if pro-life Christian legislators organized and developed a national strategy addressing not only pro-life bills, but also championing laws to take marriage back – and more.

"We're facing a religious liberty crisis in this nation," he tells OneNewsNow. "We're facing a time right now in the nation in this pandemic where they believe that you might have a right to go and gamble, but you don't have a right to gather in a church.

"We are upside down in the country," he adds.

That's why Rapert and a handful of other politicians are organizing the National Association of Christian Lawmakers (NACL). Their goal is to hold conservatives' feet to the fire and give support to brave legislators.

Rapert

"It's one thing to debate and discuss. It's another thing to fold," the Republican legislator shares. "And in this nation, we have seen leaders folding way too often."

Rapert says they're off to a good start, with 23 state chapters on board. By September the NACL will have published a book laying out their founding principles – and their 2021 national convention will be in Washington, DC, in July at the Museum of the Bible.

"In the near future, we endeavor that we will have a Christian, Spirit-filled believer running for all 7,383 state Senate and state [House] seats in the United States of America. … And in addition to that, the 535 in Congress – that's an even easier ask," he adds.

Among the NACL's board of advisors are former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, and "America's Patriot Pastor" Dr. Richard Lee, the president of Atlanta-based There's Hope America broadcasting media.

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