This is the thread in which to mention any ‘Christian political advertising’ that you’ve come across – whether you see this post before or after this Federal Election.
Is there a Christian way to vote?
Everyone is telling us how we should vote, and various Christian leaders are busy trying to influence us in our direction as well. Are they right to do so?
Newtaste said on another thread:
“Joel A’Belll of Hillsong just posted this video on YouTube. It is his daughter Harmony advising on how to vote tomorrow. I detect a Liberal bias.”
Brings back memories for me of when I was a little girl, wearing a ‘Vote Liberal’ Tshirt – back in 1975. Didn’t have a clue what it was all about. I was much younger than Harmony, but I still remember the election fervour.
Teddy responded to Newtaste:
“Well, another pastor just posted this on my FB……
Ecc 10:2 “A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right,but a fool’s heart to the left.”
🙂 🙂 ”
If Danny Nalliah is true to form, he will be prophecying a Liberal victory as long as Christians vote the way God wants them to – if Labour wins, it will be due to our unfaithfulness. In him we have the extreme Christian right.
In the recent Anabaptist newsletter though, a small survey of readers reveals a distinct left preference towards the Greens, based on intellectual Christian assessments of enviromental and social justice issues. To be honest, I think they are sane, whereas when it comes to Nalliah – I’m not sure! They also have an interview with Jim Longley, who was an Anabaptist Liberal politician from 1986-1996. He served as Minister for Community Services, Aboriginal Affairs and Aging from 1992 until 1995.
Of course we also have Family First, again representing families, but with a clear Christian association.
Haven’t come across much telling me to vote Labour in order to be Christian, but I’m sure its out there somewhere. We are all aware of their historic association with the Catholic church. Of course this election, it is Tony Abbott who is known to be Catholic, and who almost became a Catholic priest. Is it relevant or not that Julia Gillard is an aetheist?
Does your faith affect your vote? Is this something our church leaders should try to influence us in? In the past, my church leaders have refrained from trying to influence us, which I think was appreciated by most people.