January 2017 – Someone asked me what I thought about the presidential election results the morning after. I said I felt like someone had taken a boot off my throat and I could breathe again. I’ll explain.
It was a shocking night for the nation, especially the Democratic Party and the liberal media. New York real estate businessman and reality television star Donald Trump shocked the world by defeating Hillary Clinton.
Whatever your thoughts are about president-elect Trump, the fact that he was able to beat all of the liberal media, the Clinton machine, George Soros money and other lesser known wealthy globalists, Hollywood, Wall Street, and the Republican Party establishment will go down in history as perhaps the all-time greatest upset in American presidential history. If this were a movie, Donald Trump would be Rocky Balboa. One does have to wonder – did God do this?
For Americans who believe in traditional moral values, the Constitution, and patriotism – the election is a reprieve, because our country was about to go over the cliff. The knock-out punch was about to be delivered to the America that our Founding Fathers handed to us. We were about to lose the Supreme Court of the United States to the far left for a generation. Persecution against Christians was about to be amped up the likes of which we have never seen before. After all, Hillary Clinton called us an unredeemable basket of deplorables.
With nothing to stop them, these secular progressives or God-haters were ready to pounce. I told my staff to get ready for the federal government to come after Christian radio with new regulations that would prohibit anything preached or spoken against homosexuality.
Clinton made it clear she believes in abortion, even partial birth abortion, and she believes that the tax-payers should pay for it. Much more evil was about to descend our beloved America. But God had mercy on us.
Don’t get me wrong – Donald Trump is not our savior. Jesus Christ is our King now and forever more. But God has allowed this man to be elected president – against all odds – and Donald Trump has chosen to surround himself with many godly leaders whom I admire and trust. But for God, why would a billionaire business tycoon from New York City want to look to Christian men for counsel and advice? He didn’t need Gov. Mike Pence to win Indiana. No, God has placed Gov. Pence, a Bible-believing brother in Christ, in Donald Trump’s path.
I want everyone reading this to raise your hand if you have ever been lied to by a politician? That would be all of us, right? I hope and pray that Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence will be different. But we have to hold these men to account. They’ve said they would appoint judges who are pro-life and revere the Constitution. Well, they had better deliver on that promise the way the Christian community delivered for the Trump/Pence ticket on November 8, despite some great reservations about Trump’s hedonistic past. There were other commitments on issues we care about, but judges and the pro-life cause were probably the top reasons why Christians supported Trump.
Quite frankly, I didn’t know if enough Christians would vote for Donald Trump because of his past life as a playboy. But they did come out in very large numbers.
AFA did not endorse a candidate, but we did educate the Christian community on where the two parties/candidates stood on the issues. George Barna’s post-election research of 3,000 conservative Christians nationwide showed AFA among the most influential groups in challenging conservatives to vote their convictions. This is because so many people trust AFA and listen to our message. We don’t take that lightly. Whoever the president is, our work goes on. While many have quit and left the field, AFA continues to fight.
Now I ask all AFA supporters to pray daily for president-elect Trump and vice president-elect Pence. May they hold to their promises and return our government to a constitutional republic; and may the Lord bring a great spiritual revival to this land.