Don’t Just Vote, Vote Biblically

As some of you know, I was privileged to travel to Haiti in 2010 with my parents, Greta Van Susteren and her husband John, and the Reverend Franklin Graham and his daughter Cissy.  Rev. Graham’s wonderful charity, Samaritan’s Purse, provides faith-based assistance to those in need around the world. 

Of course, his father Billy Graham has impacted the world for the cause of Christ in ways we can’t even imagine.  Recently, he announced a new effort to encourage people to “Vote Biblical Values.”  He wrote:

The legacy we leave behind for our children, grandchildren and this great nation is crucial. As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election could be my last. I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman. Vote for biblical values this November 6, and pray with me that America will remain one nation under God.

You can download his materials for your church and friends here.  So, on November 6th, don’t just vote. Vote Biblically!

  • Gregory Russo

    There is big disconnect between the Romney’s Faith, his family life and how he governs.
    I don’t think he will be any different. . Ann and Mitt are from Michigan, but he raised his family in Massachusetts.

    I don’t think Bristol’s family knows Massachusetts or the Romney’s well enough to understand what we are about. Remember Separate Church and State and the U.S. consitution.

    yeah I have seen the various Documentaries about the Romneys and Mormonism. There I find them very to be informative. however This does not reflect on how Mitt will govern.


  • Gregory Russo

    I just realized that Bristol does not mention Voting for Romney, nor for GOP. She is only advocating “Voting biblically.”

    It is still a great post.

    • Piscean Gal

      not a great post, there is something called the Constitution that says there is a “separation of Church and State.”

  • marie

    With Mitt Romney in the news so much, it has brought forth a whole plethora of people on the internet who are so kind as to inform me of what I believe as a Mormon. I am so very greatful for their wealth of knowledge. I mean here I was all this time believing that if I was really good I would go to heaven. Totally not so! Apparently, we (Mormons) after death, go to a place called Kolob-a different planet, to and are then judged by Joseph Smith. *I kid you not, I actually read this today!* and this person knows this for a fact because Donnie and Marie used to reform under a label called ‘kolob records’. Whew, I am so glad they made the decision to share that with the world. I would hate to think i could be in the wrong place. Its a relief really. I mean, maybe that’s were all the people with brains have gone…and the ones with common sense, and integrity, and appreciate differences…etc., etc. I LOVE people who know me more than I do. Its gotta be true if it was on the ‘net, right? Its funny how people who know everything about Mormons and what we believe, don’t even know the actual name…(*hint* its right there on the side of the buildings.) Its just as funny as when they tell me I’m not a Christian.

    • Sheila

      Marie I think you have to be really rich and or famous in order to get into club kolob. But Romneys going to cut our taxes 20% so I’m sure u can save up enough to get in.

    • Sheila

      The first published reference to Kolob is found in the Book of Abraham, first published in the 1842 newspaper Times and Seasons and now included within the Pearl of Great Price as part of the canon of Mormonism. The Book of Abraham was dictated in 1836 by Latter Day Saint movement founder Joseph Smith, Jr. after he purchased a set of Egyptian scrolls that accompanied a mummy exhibition. According to Smith, the scrolls described a vision of Abraham, in which Abraham:
      “saw the stars, that they were very great, and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God;….and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God: I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest.”

      • Sheila

        Also Marie I noticed u didn’t comment on a couple of things. Does your church believe the Book of Mormon is more sacred than the bible? Also are u aware of your religions history of the treatment of black people?

    • Piscean Gal

      Marie, you sound like Mitt Romney in yet another recorded interview he gave in 2007, in Des Moines, IA, where he admitted that anything that came across his desk that favored ( a woman’s right) CHOICE, he vetoed. Look it up on youtube, it’s there..

  • marie

    Sorry…meant to type record not”reform”

  • Isabella Doxon

    I don’t believe the same things Mormons believe but anytime I hear someone disparage them I say this…. We may not believe in God the same way but I have never met a Mormon I didn’t like. They are good people who try to do the right thing and have wonderful values. If we all followed their family values, our country would be a better place.

    • Fado

      Isabella, I suspect their ” family values” you talk about would not make the world a better place for homosexuals. To be honest…..

  • meloryscott

    “If Romney wins should the press investigate his faith? ”

    Press, what press?

    • Sheila

      Typical conservative response. Dodge the question.

      • Piscean Gal

        Well, Sheila, I think his religion should come into question, absolutely…

  • marie

    Its funny the discussions Bristol’s post sparked. I read her post & I figured I’d quickly scroll down and see all the extreme left wingers in here pitching a fit because a Palin mentioned (gasp!) the Bible again….because it is so funny when they freak out like that. I must say I was disappointed I didn’t get to see much of that at all. It was mostly about Mormons again (*yawn*) and how our secret society is trying to control the world ;-)~ I think maybe I’ll go blog something about teaching my kids to target shoot. That should get the extremers nice and riled up ;-)

    • Sheila

      Sorry you didn’t’ know you belong to a cult Marie. Don’t feel bad though a lot of people here are in the same boat as you.

  • Fado

    And sorry you also don’t realize it’s not even Bristol Zoalin doing the posting here. Lots of people in that boat with you too Marie!

  • Gregory Russo

    Stop this non stop bashing, Sheila. This discussion of mormonism is. It is not right. First of all the original post is not about Romney, nor the Mormon faith. Bristol is not promoting the Romney, nor the Mormon faith.

    I do support my Former Governor Mitt Romney for president. He made a great selection for Vice president Paul Ryan, who is a Catholic.

    I do know lot about Mormonism, although I am not a member.

    Sorry, for posting I am really surprised about the discussion about Gov. Romney/ Mormonism.

    I do think the words “vote biblically” is simple, but it is a little controversial. To try to define it is difficult.
    I do think it is good though.

    Although, i do support Romney/Ryan.

    What i could say is that these Vote bibilicaly

    These issues won’t be even on the top of the Agenda, Economic Issues will.

    Obamacare will be gone

    • Sheila


      Lets discuss some of the things the Christian right has said about President Obama: He’s a Muslim, He’s a sleeper cell terrorist, He’s the AntiChrist, He’s a Kenyan, He hates America, He’s a Marxist, He’s a Communist, He’s a Socialist, He’s a Homosexual.

      And you scold me for bashing Mormonism? Well to start with everything I’ve said about it has been discussed by either current Mormons or those who have left the religion. And while it doesn’t mean that all Mormons believe these things ( and frankly I could care less what they believe) the point I’m making is that President Obama’s faith has been so scrutinized…every association looked at…told he “pals around with terrorists” and attends a radical church that hates America…yet for Romney the Christian right is giving him a complete pass. I grew up in the Evangelical church and was taught that Mormonism is a cult. Less than 2 weeks ago it will still listed as a cult on Billy Graham’s website. So why can’t we discuss it? Why aren’t Christians discussing it? Clearly they have some views that don’t jive with what Christians believe. Yet no one mentions it. Don’t you find that odd?

      • Sheila

        Oh and in case you haven’t heard the latest people are now claiming that Obama created Hurricane Sandy with a secret governtment program so that he can affect the election. Apparently he created the massive storm so he can swoop in and rescue all of us and we will vote for him. I think the percentage of mental illness in this country is very underestimated.

        • Gregory Russo

          It is not a matter of wether or not Mormonism is a cult or not. I take issue of you not staying on topic of discussion on this particular thread.

          I am an Anglican. My religion is older then yours. I have a different point of view of Mormonism, but what i have stated previousily still is true here.

  • bellagrazi

    Good advice. But we also have to make sure that the candidate is fiscally responsible and has rock solid principles. Wish I could vote for your mom, Bristol.