Evangelical leaders picked economic recovery as the most important issue facing the nation today, according to an unscientific survey conducted on the board members of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, speaks during the 2009 Evangelical Leaders Forum at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Landover, Md., on Oct. 8, 2009.
“Evangelicals care deeply about the health of our nation,” NAE VP of Government Relations Galen Carey told The Christian Post. “We recognize that a strong moral foundation based on justice and righteousness in all areas of our national life is the essential prerequisite to a safe and prosperous future.”
Many voters link social issues, such as abortion, same-sex marriage and other biblical issues, with evangelical groups. However, leaders of socially conservative organizations have been touting economic issues for over a year.
Tony Perkins, who heads the Family Research Council, has been at the forefront in talking about the importance of the economy and how it impacts social issues.
“These issues are front and center. The social issues are intertwined with the fiscal issues,” Perkins told The Hill in November. “People understand the reason we have big expensive government is because we have neglected and in many ways discouraged family formation, and that core economic foundation, which is the family.”
Conservative women voters also see economic issues at the core of what they are most concerned about, which is “security.”
“Women care deeply about economic issues,” said Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America. “We’re concerned about protecting our children, our national security and how our families can make our mortgage payment each month.”
Source: Christian Post | Paul Stanley