Champion the Vote is an initiative of United in Purpose (UiP), a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to actively advance the traditional values of America's founding fathers.
UiP provides resources and infrastructure for like-minded Christian organizations and ministries to educate and mobilize their constituencies for the common cause of bringing the Biblical worldview to the forefront of American life and politics.
The mission of Champion the Vote is to get unregistered Christians registered to vote, educated in the Biblical worldview, and voting accordingly on Election Day.
Of the 60 million Christians in the U.S., only 30 million of them vote in any given election or are even registered to vote. Our research has shown that it only takes 5 million votes to decide an election. We believe that if Christian voters will make their voices heard on Election Day, we can bring about positive change in America. Our nation was founded on Biblical principles, but God has been expunged from our culture, and as a consequence, our nation is in an ethical and moral mess.
Champion the Vote is part of a nationwide grassroots movement to bring God back to the center of American life. Our goal is the rebirth of a commitment to seek His truth and to live by His principles in our personal and public lives.
In a democracy, it is the responsibility of the people to engage in the political process by voting. Voters shape the future of a nation. We believe it is our privilege and our duty to vote and that every vote counts.
Our strategy is simply this: Christians talking to other Christians about registering and voting. We believe that an army of Champions who will volunteer as little as one hour a week can make a difference, one person at a time, multiplied across the nation.
Statement of Faith
I believe that the Holy Bible is the inerrant Word of The Living God. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only One by which I can obtain salvation and have an ongoing relationship with God. I believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, the atoning work of His shed blood, His resurrection and ascension, His intercession and His coming return to power and glory. I believe that those who follow Jesus are family and there should be unity among all who claim His name.
Champion the Vote, Champion the Vote 52 Comments
[1/31/2012 4:52:28 AM]
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Submitted By: He Who Doubts
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What is this about groups like ACORN being evil and un-American?
Oh, it's not un-American then you do it? Alright then, carry on.
1/31/2012 4:55:33 AM
To all sensible Americans, I'd just like to say there are hundreds of square miles of unoccupied (but somewhat mountainous) land in the Highlands of Scotland. It could, with some thoughtful development, be habitable.
When the moron factor have finally got Rick Santorum as president, you'll all have a nice safe new homeland! And I believe there is also a lot of unoccupied land in Sweden.
1/31/2012 5:01:06 AM
Percy Q. Shunn
Please report to middle school for Remedial History. Somehow, you have missed the facts and you are spreading inaccuracies.
1/31/2012 5:10:03 AM
@ Percy Q. Shunn, they should also report for remedial math and some statistical analysis.
1/31/2012 5:12:24 AM
Welp, America is doomed.
1/31/2012 5:38:09 AM
60 mil. Christians in the US? Let's dance the Persecution complex tango then.
1/31/2012 5:42:14 AM
"Champion the Vote is an initiative of United in Purpose (UiP), a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to actively advance the traditional values of America's founding fathers. "
So you'll be working against fundies and teabaggers?
"UiP provides resources and infrastructure for like-minded Christian organizations and ministries to educate and mobilize their constituencies for the common cause of bringing the Biblical worldview to the forefront of American life and politics. "
Oh, then you're one of those anti-American groups who champion the cause of Anti-American values endorsed by fake founding fathers.
1/31/2012 5:51:42 AM
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
False premise, lying for Jesus and wharrgrbl. Great way to start the morning.
1/31/2012 5:57:45 AM
There are several things wrong with this. First, most of the Founding Fathers were not Christians, and they did not establish the United States as a Christian nation. Second, your figure of 60 million Christians suggests that you aren't counting Catholics or mainline Protestants. In that case, you are not a majority, and so cannot even claim to be a Christian nation through sheer numbers. The only thing that worries me is that there seems to be no liberal secularist version of Champion the Vote to get sensible people to stop these dominionists.
1/31/2012 6:04:42 AM
I don't like people trying to give to God what belongs to Caesar.
1/31/2012 6:06:05 AM
This is already happening. Republicans are voted in at least a quarter of the time by talking about their religion, damn the issues, I'm a Christ lover, that's all that counts. All the current GOP contenders, even when all seven were in, were religion pushers, most of them fucking theocracists.
All the Tea-party canidates got in by promising they'd waste taxpayer dollars on religious issues (while their states collapse waiting for God to fix the highways). It would in no way surprize me to see Republican and Corperate money behind all movements like this.
1/31/2012 6:30:11 AM
educated in the Biblical worldview, and voting accordingly on Election Day.
Ha! The joke just might be on you.
Most christians are moderate and tolerant and see compassion, social justice, and peace as the "Biblical worldview". Come election day they would go looking for a candidate that would fulfill that. But, they wouldn't find him so they'd settle for Obama as the lesser evil.
Go ahead, spread "The Word", it'll backfire on you. Not all christians are hate-filled, fundamentalist, bigoted, intolerant, blinded fools like you.
1/31/2012 6:42:44 AM
Go ahead. Nominate your most extreme candidate. You'll purge what is left of the moderate Republicans and non-fundie Libertarians and send them straight to the Democrats or a third party candidate which will suddenly become viable. You can't win a general election with an extremist theocrat.
1/31/2012 6:57:23 AM
It would in no way surprize me to see Republican and Coperate money behind all movements like this. "
Then you would not be shocked or amazed that Republic and Corporate money has been behind this for 30 years.
"Not all christians are hate-filled, fundamentalist, bigoted, intolerant, blinded fools like you. "
But hate-filled, fundamentalist, bigoted, intolerant, blinded fools like him are motivated voters, so his candidate usually wins.
1/31/2012 7:00:16 AM
So in other words you're a bunch of Christian nationalists who want to try to illegally install a Christian theocracy as our official government. Why don't you go to the Middle East if you want a theocracy?
Why is it that all these idiots always think that every single one of the founding fathers was a raving, fundamentalist bible banger?
You can try to get Christians interested in voting, but I'm afraid that too many of them will be apathetic as usual.
1/31/2012 7:07:21 AM
You sir need to learn your history and read the Consitution and Treaty of Tripoli.
1/31/2012 7:10:16 AM
These are not the values of America's founding fathers. Stop it with the revisionist history.
1/31/2012 7:56:43 AM
They are panicking. You can smell it. They only count 60 million as among their "true" followers, and fundamentalism is shrinking daily as the newer generations and minorities adopt moderate to liberal viewpoints. They want to somehow magically take over before they shrink into total political impotence.
1/31/2012 8:00:55 AM
Metallic Space Dragon
It's unfortunate that all the lies repeated in quotes like this have been repeated so many times they don't even phase me anymore.
That said, I too smell the panic that J. James mentioned. The Christian theocrats are screwed, at least this time around, and they know it. The older people that make up their base are dying out and they're not getting enough young people to replace them. It's only a matter of time...I hope.
1/31/2012 8:23:34 AM
I wonder if they realize that Fundamentalism didn't exist during the Founding Fathers'. Considering they ignore every other historic fact, i doubt they care.
1/31/2012 8:36:14 AM
The Founding Fathers did not hold a Biblical worldview, so your argument fails massively right there.
1/31/2012 9:08:36 AM
Yeah, whatever. Hold another prayer rally. It'll do just as much good.
1/31/2012 9:30:11 AM
Riiiight, so you think your country should be run in accordance with iron age fairy tales..? Good luck with that.
1/31/2012 9:35:07 AM
If it only takes 5 million people to win an election, that' is less than 1/3 the population of New York City. Elections don't work that way.
1/31/2012 10:09:38 AM
You sir are the reason why fractal wrongness is a thing. It's not just that you're wrong but examination of every belief that supports your world view is wrong and the reasons why you hold those beliefs are wrong. Just trying to point down why you're wrong on one thing leads to much deeper levels of wrongness we didn't think were possible.
1/31/2012 10:24:19 AM
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