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SHOULD CHRISTIANS RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE OR WORK IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS?

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January 21, 2022 8:30 am

SHOULD CHRISTIANS RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE OR WORK IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS?

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January 21, 2022 8:30 am

Political Consultant, Christian Activist and the President of Mordecai Strategies, Mike Mears, joins Chris Hughes on The Christian Perspective this week to talk about why Christians should enter the arena of public policy and political activism.

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Hi this Roy Jones with man talk radio podcast are missing is to break down the walls of ricin's nomination, your chosen truth radio broadcast will be starting in just a few seconds. Thank you. This is the Truth Network. This show is brought to you by generous Joe's coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back to causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe's.org and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget the coffee you love or causes you care about. Get ready. It's one of America's most important, influential, respected voices on cultural and political issues and apologist first political advocate and author. Here is the founder and chairman of the America foundation, Dr. Chris Chris he's welcome to the Christian perspective in God's word in order to develop a Christian worldview in modern culture. As you know, folks they feel is they show it to citizens for America foundation work to educate and train Christians to develop a biblical worldview and then encourage them to take the biblical worldview into the arena of public policy and politics, and I noticed some of you that's a dirty word but it's important.

Many people that think Christians can't be faithful to the word of God to be in politics. But I want to tell you folks that simply not true in our guest today has walk the corridors of politics and power all of his adult life and he is a man firmly committed to Jesus Christ, you can be committed to Jesus and be involved in public policy and politics. Mike Mears really fascinating guy really him tells more about about Mike Mears and served in various capacities with a lot of last national organization that it realize some of the great organizations he had worked for tossed are looking to have them on the show. He was one of the first he was the first ever director of strategic partnerships at the Republican national committee and then when I met him and he was serving as a role as a national faith engagement director at the Republican national committee. More recently a fee if those are your following that the Virginia racing that we talked about that race a lot on the show. Here the governor's race in Virginia in 2021, he served his face advisor to young can for governor of Virginia and today Mike Mears is the president of Mordechai strategies, which is a political consulting firm. So, Mike Mears, welcome to the Christian perspective, you having been at the RNC last eight years I a lot because the rate involved in all electric made find my going along well and now is your know that your guy likes work by the scenes, but as you advertise and push your your your new company. Mordechai strategies you can have to bite the bullet and do more of this soap. Mike people might not know you by seeing you know the name but your work is been working behind-the-scenes for many many years. Share with our listeners, who you are, where you're from and your background. That kind of thing I follow right. I know my personal Savior and ministry. My high school all line I did another tradition I actually had ordered being professional clergy in that tradition and the entire Bible and a lot of question and the Christians next door to the question that others were not Dr Pepper not allowed to have those around you were there.as you know, let you okay and I will write only God had something fairly traditional pastor when I was coming-of-age 8090 way, members of Congress who are believers Christian who are getting elected and have no I God gave me right Bible study upon their elected official rate.

I was concerned about staff while discipleship route.

I called and myself.

97 and work at one of the guy and I ran past Beverly and Kim LaHaye worked for many years. I picked over capital action action kind of guy.

Finally, people are that you collect your church Ministry and finally people are little bit more problem and there is a solution possibly the ultimate solution. You have a role, and global in 2013 will get back 12 we had last or the other party had lost their second presidential rate and should be rallied behind party and people pay specially just really angry and right click sure what to do about it.

That's where this partnership directorship model because it frankly and worker people you encounter better than me with the party and Andy and the RP member is reverberated. Even the relationship have been started.

Tony Perkin think pain and Ken Blackwell professional crime now call within the party, probably a lot like me can I do like I felt that one party or another, hard community that now I work for the party party for eight years but I still say party evacuation.

I could very well on however when you and and you jump in with questions because our listeners might not know what you mean when you say platforms of folks the Democrat party in the Republican Party. Both have what's called a platform which is basically in Mike. Mike Rick me a bit. Basically a statement of beliefs and and for the average person. It only takes about 15 minutes to read with average person is probably even people that are involved in politics have never read the full platform of the parties. So you I know the Chris role sometimes are people are critical. Will you are you always pushing Chris, the Republican Party will read the platforms you write you and you work for family research Council Mike in 2016, as is Pres. Trump was taking office are really at the convention were he became president Tom Tony Perkins, who runs a family research Council was very very involved a lot of others to in writing, the platform which is basically the statement of what we believe, for the Republican Party and folks it was and still is today the most conservative and most pro-Christian pro-God platform in the history of the Republican Party. And if you look at would you agree that my privilege I had to be on that side. I platform you know what it know that and I remember still remember the late Flatley founder Eagle for you.

I know a thing about the equal rights amendment. She thought that very strong traditional woman and me, grab me by my high 2012 platform very conservative, don't you mess it up.

I laugh and after I was actually more concerned. Nobody thought the case with Pres. Trump being there and I would change for the listeners of Phyllis Schlafly and I was with her a few weeks before she she was a frail old woman, but boy I want to tell you when you sense that you see could put you in your place in a hurry. She was a fireball and did not back down.

She was a woman of courage in my lap where he recalled good reason for and fly yet man how how high I'm you baffle part. Howells motor activity or about someone talking on this time. I think that both platform and probably a little too long.

Actually like people to read lately and it is much too long. However, when you start talking like that and I stationed in 2020 pandemic might look a little different. One great thing about platform and this is for your listeners. People getting involved that you can all that right yet and yet he cannot leave it altogether but it looks for people from all over the country and in the territory who are elected party process and they are selected to crap.

The latest version possible. Every year like red and that Christian and Aaronic platform will say some really controversial so those you listing don't email Mike Mears you can email me but I'm to tell you that I don't see any way that a Bible believing Jesus Christ professing follower of Jesus Christ can vote for a Democrat candidate and here's what I'm saying that if you read the platforms of the party, the Democrat platform is the most ungodly document you will ever read and and and they go against everything and there goes against the word of God, so is not about being a Republican this show is brought to you by generous jokes coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe's.and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget the coffee you love or causes you care about Democrat is about being what they believe. So if you are voting for a Democrat candidate for public office, then you are voting for someone who says they endorsed that platform and it is an un-godly platform again.

You go ahead and email me Mike didn't say that I said so much. Cut it off that tangent now and you mentioned a while ago getting involved and that's what I want to do is encourage our listeners to get involved in this process.

So if someone is listening and say hey Mike. It's exciting how you got started. What can I do to get involved in the political law political world and make a difference. What can they do well you are here. We are working one after that your choice really need people to help performance because your director at the auntie my good friend Warner director Chad Conley had left.

I started when using entities been on the show as a great guy So I will and in my heart sometime when I think about the church being so closely aligned with one party over another time with my reading and my back had three opportunity to speak to Christian and they kind of ignore several progressive churches around the country in our local and so had gone away. You know I don't want I don't want people becoming Republicans first Christian second time accomplished by having folks hard member grounded in God's word. Remember comes from God alone will I will tell you that you and your counterpart that your first polygon line and check it out and you know you know you can talk to tell you, you will be a rash fragrant person there all the people.

People are not going back there to be involved in with me. I think of my weak family you like that you find somebody probably very open-minded and there yeah the public.

Shop for the next meeting. Maybe you have a yellow market thing you can do and he that is looking.

I think sometimes we all got your community following my fellow believers, to bring Christ with you wherever you you are what ever you got even when you work with everybody knows that I can jump in with you Mike that is so important.

I worked on a national level and the Pat Robertson campaign in 1988 and and and Christians would never been involved before did what you said and went into these County parties, but they didn't do it in a godly fashion. Many cases they were nasty about it and it left a very bad taste in the mouth of people who would been working the party for years and it really took years for Christian candidates to dig out of that hole. Because people claim to be Christians and they did not conduct themselves in a Christian manner. In these meetings and really hurt so you but I didn't mean to interrupt you but you're bringing you representing Jesus and you need to remember that book on the subject that I like her.

I be on one godly anger and what it looks like you have to be manifested in mental disability. In general, how, how should we present ourselves on my fellow leaders were family setting. Family time way campaign and church in time when something and not on worship and healthcare and I think I think it is not on leaders that when we share public square.

We need to continually bring my perfect note that there something that me and God's gracious floor and this is great advice will before we run out of time. I want to talk a little bit about what you're doing now so you you started a new consulting business is that correct that I strategy and not a my work with the RFP and all the other groups that work for you know what I wasn't sure exactly where to go with it.

When you have you did for Kevin out of the gate.

You know I will follow very closely the man young man and I am just well campaign consultant and I guess you reaping the benefit of campaign but he really had a very Wallace and plans, campaign plan thinking about leader and so I cannot help bolster their engagement effort that you know everybody and I don't know everybody, I am like the phone is probably get that model around the country.

All of the country that so-called magic hardware, and when it comes to taking part. You and so I'm happy. Do some work if you will, and an voters are lined with them okay and being a bottle when he took up the battle. The Loudoun County parent were very outraged happening in the public school now help my a young man who was dressed up as a woman who went into the bathroom leaving legally and correctly.

Well young lady you saw me in the meantime, quietly quietly negated and in the meantime he went to another school district get it again and so try to cover it up. Pension cover-up go what happened in panicking voice and you on the parents for campaign.

Looking around for work for their and our issues right if I'm pro-life.

If I'm profamily yeah her education also now being responsible for the children. Patient will be my state and you work in the trenches. Well, you know how hard it seems to be a well and in and give the young kids did a good job because he stuck to the issues were almost at a time, but might do for the faith community is listening and they think that their vote doesn't make it difference. It did this race didn't mean cocoa after you create trump, it happened. Trump voters like things like that either stayed home for the blank day came out for like came home and what 20 probably you have to wait until Wednesday, and we're very thankful Wednesday at 1 o'clock. We were very thankful that we have able to find out little early on was Christian but makes a difference.

Mike we have to cut it off your but for candidate out there potential candidate might want to hire you. How do they find you and learn more about the process share so pretty easy reading your Bible, you might@mordechaistrategy.com MORDEPISTRAPIE yeah I think I got that, I think I got there I know Mordecai correctly, whenever you need to go to Freeport, 1897 run my name where you put that the show notes Mike, thank you so much for being with us today. Thank you for joining us today on Chris using this is the Christian perspective please subscribe like a podcast share with your friends on social media listed today's culture for Jesus Christian perspective more about impacting culture for Jesus is a Christian perspective .us.

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