•A person’s moral
judgment and decisions concerning the society he or she lives in are based on the
person’s religious convictions. According to an article in the National Review, many Baptists would compare separating religion from
politics to separating morality from any other part of their lives. Religion is important to many Christians when it is time to vote.
A Barna survey completed by February 15, 2000 showed, “that born
again voters are likely to represent close to 60 million votes
in the general election. Of the 83 million born again adults, more than
four out of five are registered - one of the largest proportions among
all demographic segments in the nation.” Obviously, voting is important to
those in the Evangelical Churches. If their beliefs inspire
them to vote, one can only assume that their beliefs also affect what
they will vote for. Religion brings hope and meaning into people’s
lives, so what kind of democratic government can ask them to leave
that behind in order to be allowed into the world of politics? People decide what is best for
their society and government based on their beliefs. Therefore, it is only logical that those who represent
those beliefs should be allowed to speak on political issues.