Well, I did. But more significantly, this comes from Tony Perkins, president of an organization whose work I appreciate: Family Research Council.
What's more, Perkins
took the unusual step of telling his staff members not to come to work [Monday] in Washington, but rather to take part in a day of prayer and fasting for the nation. The pro-family leader says many Evangelicals and "values voters" are discouraged because there is not one presidential candidate who clearly lines up with their values and beliefs.I'm trying to see how someone would find fault with that, and not succeeding. (Has he been reading Pyromaniacs?)
"While we need to be involved in shaping public policy, just as we need to be involved in education or entertainment or any other realm of society, I think we have oftentimes placed our hopes on a political candidate in hopes of being able to turn the nation back into the right direction," Perkins contends. "I think we're left only with the choice of returning to God and to Jesus Christ."