I’ve been struggling with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my options when it comes to voting in the 2016 presidential election. Neither candidate is a paragon of moral virtue. Neither represents a biblical worldview understanding of politics. I wouldn’t want either to lead my local church.
Yet, I believe that voting is a fundamental obligation of Christ-followers in our free society. We’re choosing a Commander in Chief, not a Pastor-in-Chief. And a non-vote is still a vote. Christians staying home significantly effects our political system — in 2012 significantly for the worse.
Serious people of faith can — and vehemently do — differ on how to cast their votes this coming November. I’m still processing and praying, but here’s an interesting new poll that shows how Evangelical voters are looking at voting in the 2016 presidential election.
The decision to stay home on election day throws a potential third evil into the mix.