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Welcome to the fourth and final week of Patheos' Election Month feature. Patheos offers the world's most compelling writers confronting life's most important questions -- and this week we turn to the question all Americans will face on November 6th.

This week we ask: For whom will you vote? Please make a brief case for your preferred candidate, in light of your tradition.

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Articles and Posts

Why You Should Vote for Obama and Why I Won't

Why You Should Vote for Obama and Why I Won't

Maria Dixon

I will leave the ballot spot unchecked so Obama knows that he can't just phone it in with me, he has to show up and work as hard for me as he does everybody else.

Why Catholics Must Not Vote For Obama

Why Catholics Must Not Vote For Obama

Kellie "Red"

It's pretty simple really.  No Catholic, and really no person of faith, can in good conscience vote for Obama.  You may vote for Romney, and you may vote 3rd party, but you cannot vote for Barack Obama.  Now allow me to explain.

Whom I'm Voting For and Why

Whom I'm Voting For and Why

Tony Jones

Obama's first term has not been perfect. But policy-wise, he has had a steady hand and he has attained some major accomplishments in the face of the most conservative Republican party in memory.

Could Obama Be the Next Lincoln?

Could Obama Be the Next Lincoln?

Phil Shepherd

With a country so divided could Obama be the next Lincoln? I think so and here is why...

Does God Want Obama to Win?

Does God Want Obama to Win?

Eric Sapp

Lincoln probably put it best when he said we should not seek to show God on our side as much as to work to ensure we are on His.

Who Would Jesus Vote For?

Who Would Jesus Vote For?

Tim Beach-Verhey

Obama is not the savior of the world or even of the United States. But I think his policies are more faithful to our savior, Jesus Christ.

"For Whom Will You Vote and Why? Let's See Now...

Susan Baller-Shepard

In a country where we have the freedom to vote, I am incredulous when people choose not to exercise that right, especially young people, who can do whatever they choose to do.

Romney vs Obama: Secret Ballots and Reasons Why

Romney vs Obama: Secret Ballots and Reasons Why

Rebecca Hamilton

No matter who wins this election, Christians have a real fight on their hands.

Why I'm Voting Green

Why I'm Voting Green

Obaid H. Siddiqui

How similar Obama and Romney are and why both are wrong for this country.

Who Am I Voting For? Justice and Life

Who Am I Voting For? Justice and Life

Owen Strachan

Scripture often seems to boil all its concerns to a single idea upon which believers are called to act.

Why I'm Voting for Obama

Why I'm Voting for Obama

Greg Garrett

I see compassion, justice, and equity as biblical values-and to me they trump non-issues such as marriage and perceived support for Israel.

I'm Voting for Obama and Romney, So Should You

I'm Voting for Obama and Romney, So Should You

Sam Rocha

I like different things about each of them and their respective platforms that intersect with my faith.

For Justice: Mitt Romney

For Justice: Mitt Romney

John Mark Reynolds

Mr. Romney is fit for the burden of these difficult times. He has energy and a program for renewing the constitutional role for government.

Politics That Knows No Bounds

Politics That Knows No Bounds

Jeremy Lott

The government grows ever larger and it dominates more of our time, our anxieties, our decisions. This is not healthy. Nor is it sustainable.

Ten Reasons Why Every Christian Should Vote

Ten Reasons Why Every Christian Should Vote

Adrian Warnock

And by vote I mean vote for a candidate that is actually standing for the election!

Voting Biblical Values

Voting Biblical Values

Libby Shannon

I am voting for President Obama because Jesus was not kidding when he demanded we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the imprisoned, heal the sick, and care for the least of these.

Barack Obama, Once More

Barack Obama, Once More

Caryn Riswold

Obama's commitments reflect mine, and his accomplishments have improved the lives of millions of Americans.

Moving Towards a Vision

Moving Towards a Vision

Bruce Epperly

While I do not absolutize my own values and recognize a variety of possible biblical perspectives, my support for President Obama is grounded in the interplay of vision and action.

Pay it Forward: The Elders, the Muslim Historian. and Obama

Pay it Forward: The Elders, the Muslim Historian. and Obama

Precious Rasheeda Muhammad

The Elders who came before me spur me to action. They will be in the voting booth with me, reminding me that they lived and died by what they believed.

Vote, Because Islam Tells You to

Vote, Because Islam Tells You to

Rabia Chaudry

I'm voting for Obama. He's not perfect, but he has my vote.

A Muslim for Obama

A Muslim for Obama

Aziz Poonawalla

I believe in the President's leadership and his sincerity, and I think he represents the best option for Muslim Americans to see our aspirations realized.

Why I Plan to Vote for President Obama Again...as an American Muslim

Why I Plan to Vote for President Obama Again...as an American Muslim

Irfan Rydhan

Many American Muslims have complaints against Obama, but here are 10 reasons why you should vote for him.

Integrity and Sound Judgment: Re-Elect Barack Obama

Integrity and Sound Judgment: Re-Elect Barack Obama

Phil Fox Rose

Integrity is my top criterion in choosing a leader. Sound judgment is also critical. We never know what a president will face, so how they make decisions and lead is all we have to go on.

Five Reasons Pagans Should Vote for Obama

Five Reasons Pagans Should Vote for Obama

Gus diZerega

Anyone who honors the earth or the feminine as sacred should not cast a Republican vote.

Why Every Christian in America Should Vote Romney

Why Every Christian in America Should Vote Romney

David French

Conservative activist and commentator David French, co-founder of Evangelicals for Mitt, makes the case for Romney.

Why I'm Voting for Obama -- and You Should Too

Why I'm Voting for Obama -- and You Should Too

JT Eberhard

Since Jill Stein would never win, we have to choose Romney or Obama. Obama's the better choice by far.

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