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Abortion vs. character

In the Trump-Biden race, which issue matters more to Christian voters?

By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle

For Connor McDaniel, one issue ranks as most important in the 2020 presidential race.

Abortion.

“There are few people of character/integrity in politics,” said McDaniel, a member of the Bremen Church of Christ in Georgia. “The same way we go to (a department store) and buy clothes made with child labor, I believe we must put aside people’s life choices when it comes to doing a job. And Christians have to do theirs, too.”

In the 19-year-old’s view, Christians’ job in the election in which he will cast his first vote for president is to re-elect Donald Trump, the Republican incumbent.

Trump opposes abortion and already has appointed two conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices — with a chance to name a third after last week’s death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“No one candidate is ever perfect,” McDaniel said, explaining his support for Trump. “I am simply a Christian. If one party aligns more with Jesus’ teaching, I will vote that way, even though the truth is neither side is totally Christ-like.”

Like McDaniel, Johanna Sue Turner said she is against abortion.

But the 67-year-old member of the East View Church of Christ in Tucson, Ariz., places a higher priority on a candidate’s personal traits. 

Turner said she sees “lapses in both candidates” but is “very disappointed in how Trump acts — his tweets, his bombasticy and rudeness.”

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This story appears in the online edition of The Christian Chronicle.

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