(82) S3E15 One Issue Voting: A Response to Scott Klusendorf

This episode is a response to Scott Klusendorf's interview on Wretched Radio. The interview is focused on Klusendorf arguing that Christians should be one-issue voters. I attempt to point out nine major problems I have with Klusendorf's arguments. Since Klusendorf's argumentation seems representative of most conservative Christian voters, I think addressing his interview is important prior to the upcoming election.

General Notes: 


Referenced Sources: 
  • Wretched Radio Interview with Scott Klusendorf: https://wretched.org/10-19-2020/
  • Jeffress Quote: https://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/megachurch-pastor-robert-jeffress-would-vote-for-trump-over-jesus-the-bible-calls-for-a-strongman/
“You know, I was debating an evangelical professor on NPR, and this professor said, ‘Pastor, don’t you want a candidate who embodies the teaching of Jesus and would govern this country according to the principles found in the Sermon on the Mount?’” Jeffress said. “I said, ‘Heck no.’ I would run from that candidate as far as possible, because the Sermon on the Mount was not given as a governing principle for this nation.”
  • SBC decision on abortion (using an archived link, as they have recently taken down the original): https://web.archive.org/web/20200427232149/http://www.sbc.net/resolutions/13/resolution-on-abortion
  • SBC Resolution on Moral Character of Public Officials: https://www.sbc.net/resource-library/resolutions/resolution-on-moral-character-of-public-officials/?fbclid=IwAR2P4IvzERIZi2SXycSnQavYY5neip_FO91QsgGfvWpkDf_Ok7oBj9KszlU
  • Ray Comfort's "180" Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y2KsU_dhwI
  • Phil Vischer's abortion video: https://youtu.be/RvWD7ykNjCc

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Other Pertinent Sources: 
  • Scott Klusendorf's Site: https://prolifetraining.com/
  • Textbook on abortion which discusses the double effect: https://www.academia.edu/44337492/Level_3_NCEA_Textbook_on_Abortion?source=swp_share

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