The President of the right-wing Family Research Council (FRC), Tony Perkins, has announced a nationwide tour to encourage Christians to vote in the presidential election in November.
The Values Bus Tour will focus on turning out the Christian vote in
key battleground states, a factor which resulted in President Obama
securing a second term in 2012, according to Charisma News.
Obama and the then Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney were
separated by less than 350,000 in the four key battleground states that
could have swung the election.
The goal of the tour is to mobilise "values voters" in an effort to
"preserve the bedrock values of religious freedom, sanctity of life,
natural marriage and limited government that make our nation strong."
The FRC statement said: "Family Research Council Action is hosting a
coast-to-coast 'Values Bus' tour in over 20 states encouraging
pro-family voters to vote their values when casting their ballot on
November 8. The bus tour will also make stops in every county in North
"Whether federal, state or local, there are a great many races across
the nation this year and the outcomes will have a tremendous impact on
the future of faith, family and freedom in America. The theme of the bus
tour is "Your Values, Your Vote, Your Future."
Concerned Women For America is co-sponsoring the tour, which comes after Donald Trump was well received last week by a Values Voters Summit hosted by Perkins.
Meanwhile, leading evangelical Robert Jeffress, host of radio show
Pathway to Victory and pastor of the 12,000 member First Baptist Church
in Dallas, Texas, issued a strongly worded attack on
Clinton during a debate on Fox News.
"I am getting sick and tired of
these namby pamby panty-waisted weak-kneed Christians who say they're
gonna stay home in November out of moral principle," Jeffress said.
"Will you please tell me what great moral principle there is in the
universe that will allow a prohibition, anti-religious liberty candidate
like Hillary Clinton to become the president? I believe any
conservative Christian who refuses to vote or throws away his vote in
November is nothing but a hypocrite and a fool."