The “Christian Right” in the Bush Re-Election

In 1998, the American Center For Law and Justice (ACLJ), a public service law firm I had founded seven years earlier, received an incredible 102,000 requests for help from people of faith who were the victims of religious discrimination in the courts, the schools, and the workplace.

These people felt helpless as left-wing judges dismantled America’s public affirmation of faith, then created constitutional rights to protect pornographers, homosexuals, and abortionists. Unelected judges were imposing an agenda on America that no elected legislative body would ever sanction.

In the 2004 election, the choice was between a candidate who pledged to appoint judges who would honestly interpret the Constitution, and a candidate who would appoint judges who would rewrite the Constitution at will.

Traditional marriage was at stake. The lives of millions of unborn children were at stake. Our public affirmation of faith was at stake.

If John Kerry had won, the federal court system would have been lost for decades. The ultra-liberal Left would have reigned supreme beyond the reach of the electorate. People of faith sensed the danger to the nation that a Kerry presidency would cause, and voted accordingly for George Bush.

Evangelicals comprise the core base of the Republican Party. The 2004 election will not make them more or less active, or effective than they have been in the past.

M.G. “Pat” Robertson is founder and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), founder of International Family Entertainment, Inc., Regent University, American Center for Law and Justice, The Flying Hospital, Inc. He is also a host of "The 700 Club."