December 16, 2020 - Wednesday
Georgia Senate Races Enter Final Lap
December 16, 2020
"It's never happened," explained Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed. "It's going to happen 19 days from tomorrow morning." Since the 17th Amendment began the popular election of Senators 104 years ago, there's never been "two races on one day in one state" to determine control of the U.S. Senate. But on January 5, Georgia will make history by holding two Senate run-offs that will determine control of the Senate.
Abe Hamilton, General Counsel and Public Policy Analyst for the American Family Association, said, "Where we are right now in the state of Georgia... has repercussions for our nation as a whole, and, in fact, it has repercussions for the world."
For this unprecedented occasion, last night we held a Pray Vote Stand Georgia Rally at Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia, where we had a star-studded lineup: Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Rep.-elect Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), Todd Starnes, Abe Hamilton, Ralph Reed, and Pastor Bucky Kennedy.
But these elections are more than just an interesting note for history buffs. As Ralph Reed said, "In my lifetime, there has never been a starker contrast or a wider chasm on philosophy and issues than between these four candidates."
The choice on the ballot for Georgians is literally between socialism and freedom, between respecting our God-given rights and appointing government to the place of God. As Rep. Jody Hice said last night, "Without understanding the indispensable role of religion and morality ... our entire system of governance does not work."
But the Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock would help Joe Biden advance an agenda that would allow males who identify as transgender to use women's restrooms and locker rooms, force nuns to pay for contraception coverage, and even force taxpayers like you to foot the bill for abortions. Warnock proudly proclaimed to the twitterverse, "I'm a pro-choice pastor, and I believe that a hospital room is way too small for a woman, her doctor, and the United States government."
In fact, Ossoff and Warnock held their own rally in Atlanta yesterday featuring Joe Biden himself. As you might expect, it was a drive-in rally, with lots of masks. Biden promised that if his party controlled the Senate, "we can get so much done." Ossoff complained that Senate Republicans would block Joe Biden's agenda just like they blocked President Obama's. "They will block the $15 minimum wage," he said. "They will block affordable health care" (isn't that what they called Obamacare?).
I only have one thing to say about his leftist agenda: no thanks!
The good thing is that Americans aren't taking kindly to the leftward lurch the Democrats have taken. As nationally syndicated radio host Todd Starnes said, "people are just fired up. And it is a righteous anger. And they see what has happened in this country and they don't like it."
But folks in Georgia must take that passion to the polls. Rep. Louie Gohmert explained a good way of thinking about it. "Yeah, God is sovereign. God is in control. But just cause he's in control doesn't mean he wants us to lean on our shovel and pray for a hole." We have to exercise our responsibility.
Democrats are openly talking about abolishing the filibuster and packing the Supreme Court. That's not to mention their other radical proposals, like abolishing the Hyde Amendment, passing the Equality Act and the Green New Deal, and repealing the Trump tax credits. And it all will be decided in Georgia. For the future of America, we've got to win.
** Please join me tonight at 8:00 PM ET for a time of prayer at prayvotestand.org as we pray for integrity in the Georgia runoff elections and victory for those who will uphold the sanctity of all human life and our nation's fundamental freedoms, including religious liberty. I am joined by Bishop Larry Jackson, Senior Pastor of Bethel Outreach International Church, Dr. Emir Caner, President of Truett McConnell University, and Dr. Mark Harris, FRC's Director of Community Impact.
Tony Perkins's Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC Action senior writers.