Many Christian leaders are campaigning hard this election year, but they're not backing a specific candidate. Instead, they are urging Christian voters to rely on biblical principles when they cast their ballot.
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A familiar name in politics is one of those on that last minute campaign push. Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., recently partnered with the group Concerned Women for America in a "She Votes 2012" event, targeting female voters.
King spoke with CBN news prior to an event in Hampton, Va. She stressed this election is bigger than any political party.
"The party is over," King said. "This is not party time. This is a serious time because America needs to be fixed. And there is a desire in my heart to see that."
"So I say to people, when you look at a ballot, vote for the absolute best candidate on the ballot," she said.
For Alveda, that candidate is the one who most reflects biblical principles.
"We can vote our values or we can vote God's principles," she said. "And God's principles are just so very clear and that actually should transcend the political party."
King isn't alone. Bishop E.W. Jackson took his message to black church leaders, challenging them to resist what he calls blind loyalties.
"You cannot align yourself with a party, an organization, a business, anything that is in rank rebellion against God and against the values you are taught in scripture," Jackson told CBN News.
"It's not about race, it's about righteousness. It's not about party it's about principles," he continued. "It's about voting in a way that will please God. That is what the ultimate goal ought to be."
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SOURCE: CBN News