WASHINGTON – It’s fact that the first governmental meetings of the United States included the prayers of the Christian founders.
The founding documents mention “Creator” without hesitation, and the Founders clearly declared their reliance on God for the success of the new experiment in government by the people.
There are lawsuits about governments even allowing prayer in meetings, about government monuments referencing Christianity, Bible verses at government employee workstations and even the crosses on soldiers’ graves in national cemeteries.
But one organization wants to reverse that course.
The organizers behind the Vote Biblically campaign want to restore the biblical values of the Founding Fathers to the nation’s political system.
They explain their current initiative aims “to unleash the pent-up power of the Christian vote to determine the direction of legislation and jurisprudence in this country.”
Founded in 2012 by Alison Lorkowski, Vote Biblically distributes yard signs and vehicle decals that urge people to remember their Christian principles when they visit the polls.
“Historically, the Founding Fathers based their decision-making process on the Bible as a guideline and reference point,” Lorkowski told WND. “Through the use of yard signs, billboards, publications and vehicle decals we strive to draw attention to and focus thinking on Voting Biblically, with the intention of electing officials who will act to bring God back into the American way of life.
“We believe that much of what is being acted on, from gay marriage to abortion, is the result of godless politicians being elected at every level of government,” Lorkowski said.
These “godless politicians” are on both sides of the aisle, says Vote Biblically, which is a non-partisan organization,
“Our belief is to put God first, not a party, Democratic or Republican,” it states.
“Recent history has … led us into an epidemic of godlessness,” Lorkowski continued. “You can see this trend in all areas of American life: family, education, business, government, media, religion, entertainment. Vote Biblically’s mission is to reverse this trend and bring Godly principles back to America.”
Some of the issues Vote Biblically spotlights are the promotion of traditional marriage; the protection of parental rights against encroachment by the government; ending the Common Core program in public schools; returning government to the three branches set out in the Constitution instead of executive orders and judicial mandates; and the sanctity of life, starting at conception.
To promote the pro-life message, Vote Biblically recently released a 16-page booklet titled “The Sanctity of Life.” It examines the beauty of new human life and the importance of forgiveness and healing in the wake of abortion. There is a Bible verse on nearly every page.
And it does not dance around the issue, declaring, over a picture of an unborn child, that “taking this life is murder.”
Lorkowski believes the “flagrant disregard for life represented by abortion is representative of how we as a nation have come to be at cross-purposes with God’s Word.”
She believes the booklet will be a conversation-starter among friends on both sides of the issue.
“Its readers have found it to be educational and a great resource for sparking dialogue and exploring some of the most controversial and challenging issues of our time: creation, conception, motherhood, fatherhood, the future, sacrifice, murder, regret, law, the unborn, crisis support, prayer and forgiveness. In short, life itself!”
“Sanctity of Life” is not meant to heap guilt on those who support abortion or who have had an abortion. Rather, it “is designed to share God’s heart, His truth and the role of a mother and father in respect to conception, parenting and taking a life,” according to Lorkowski.
The booklet is available at Vote Biblically’s website.