How many conversations have you had recently about how Christians can fulfill their responsibility to be engaged in voting when neither candidate seems like the right choice? For me, this has been a common refrain in conversations with friends and colleagues for months now.
Many are feeling helpless and hopeless about casting their votes next week. Negative news about both candidates is plentiful. Each day we learn more troubling information as we impatiently count the days until Nov. 8. As we approach Election Day, I can’t help but look with anticipation toward the end of this long roller coaster ride we have all been on since before primary season began.
But now is not the time to put our heads in the sand.
Despite the voting conundrum, there is still much we can do. Christians must be a voice for the voiceless. We should be urging both presidential candidates to create a plan for responding to the ever-increasing persecution of Christians around the world.
I recently had the opportunity (along with other key religious freedom leaders) to brief both the Clinton and Trump campaigns on the current international persecution landscape. We recommended a list of action steps we believe the next president must take. Both campaigns agreed that work should be done to help persecuted Christians worldwide, one glimmer of hope during this time fraught with disappointment.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post, David Curry