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Cultural Impact Team Mission Statement:
In order to be the watchman over Christian values in society,
our mission will be to inform, equip, alert and mobilize
our brethren of significant issues confronting us daily.
We are to be the salt and light to our community.

 

 

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote … he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.
Samuel Adams, 1722-1803 (The “Father of the American Revolution”)

True the Vote Joins New Mexico Citizens in Battle

April 3, 2020

True the Vote has joined with New Mexican voters to intervene in a lawsuit in which several county clerks and the New Mexico Secretary of State, without opposition, are requesting the Supreme Court of New Mexico to order that the upcoming June 2nd primary election be restricted to mail-in ballots only, eliminating entirely both in-person and absentee balloting. These Democrat government officials based their request on the national health crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus. See video and read more...

Avenues to Voter Fraud Have No Place in Coronavirus Bill

 

lani poppInterview with Lani Popp, candidate for State Board of Education

I met with Lani Popp, who is running for the State Board of Education, where she explained her reasons for running. Lani Popp is a teacher in the field of Speech Pathology, and currently works with students who have disabilities in the Northside ISD in San Antonio. She has both a Bachelor and Masters in Speech Pathology. I asked her why she wanted to serve at the State Board and she responded that she really felt that the Lord was leading her in this direction. Our current, and soon to be retired Board member, Ken Mercer, had asked her if she would consider running for the position. After much prayer and due to her passion for teaching and her students, Lani decided that this is what the Lord would want her to do. I inquired about her standing with the Lord, which I believe is extremely important if one is going to serve in a public position, especially in this case. I always ask the same three questions of candidates: First, are you a Christian and would you give an account of how you came to believe in Jesus? Second, what is your Christian walk on a daily basis? Is Christ number one in your life or is He just someone you occasionally think about? Third, if you are elected, will your commitment to Christ be first in your actions and decisions, or will you take a stance of not wanting to impose your “religion” on others? Lani gave me an excellent account on all of these. She is as passionate about her walk with the Lord as she is when working with her students. She believes that without His guidance, she would not be able to perform to the ability needed. We also talked about History curriculum in the public schools and how important that was to me personally as a retired history teacher. I found out that she loves history as well and agrees that the history program in the public schools has been ignored in favor of other subjects. I talked about the importance of our country’s Founding period and how it has become neglected or worse yet, misrepresented. Lani was emphatic that this is a detriment to raising good citizens that have respect and love of America. We visited for almost two hours and I came away assured that Lani would make a positive influence on our State Board.

 

Lewd tweets, the N-word and just plain weirdness: A wild-card candidate rattles education board races...read more

 

Sample ballot for Hays:

https://hayscountytx.com/download/departments/elections/2020/mar_03_primaries/MasterSampleBallot-Rep_tabloid.pdf

Sample ballots for Comal:

https://www.co.comal.tx.us/Vote/2020/03-03-2020/Sample_Ballots.htm

https://ivoterguide.com/my-ballot

Comal and Guadalupe County early voting locations

 

Voter Recommendations:

Hays:

President: Donald Trump

US Congress Dist 25: Roger Williams; District 21: Chip Roy; Dist 35: Nick Mutos

Railroad Commissioner: Ryan Sitton

Judge Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3: Gina Parker

Member, State Board of Education, District 5: Lani Popp

State Representative, District 45: Kent “Bud” Wymore

Sheriff: Gary Cutler

Constable, Precinct 3: Ray Helm

Chair, Hays County Republican Party:  Bob Parks

Precinct Chair #112: Lindsey Frisbie

Precinct Chair #316: Marquitta “Cookie” Fowler

Precinct Chair #330: Jim Green

Precinct Chair #332: Ty Carlson

Precinct Chair #339: Debi Christensen

Precinct Chair #447: Mike Jones

Comal:

President.    Donald Trump

Rep. Dist. 35. Nick Moutas

Texas RR Commissioner  Ryan Sitton

State Board of Ed. Place 5.  Lani Popp

433rd District Judge.    Dip Waldrip

County Tax Collector    Patrick Allen

County Commissioner Pct 1.  Richard K. Smith

ConstablePct 1.          Charlie Motz

Constable Pct 3          Craig Ackerman

Constable Pct 4          Shane Rapp

1-10 Propositions       Yes

These are recommendations only for the contested races. I recommend voting FOR all Republicans in Uncontested races. 

Propositions: Vote YES for all.

It’s estimated that there are at least 30 million committed Christians in America who love God and believe in the Bible but who do not vote. At the same time, every presidential election in the past 25 years has been won by less than 10 million votes.

By staying silent, believers are allowing non-believers to decide who will run our government and create our public policies. If we want to see America return to her godly heritage, we as Christians must act, and we must act now. We must pray, but we also need to vote.

CHURCHES AND ELECTIONS - WHAT IS THE LAW? (Provided by Liberty Institute)

Many churches and pastors feel called by Scripture to “equip the saints” to represent Christ in all areas of our society, including the voting booth. Pastors should thus be supported in their goal of helping their members be good stewards in representing Christ in their civic duties. This is especially important in light of the fact that only one out of every four Christians in America is voting.

Unfortunately, many churches and pastors have been given false information in an attempt to scare them from and impacting their culture for Christ. The law is actually very supportive of pastors and churches in fulfilling their mission to equip their saints. Even as a non-profit corporation, there is very little a church may not do.

CHURCHES MAY NOT:

  1. Endorse or oppose a particular candidate
  2. Contribute to or use church resources for one candidate over another (including free use of church list)
  3. Permit the distribution of material on church premises that favors any one candidate or political party

CHURCHES MAY (among other activities):

  1. Register their members as voters
  2. Pass out non-partisan Voter’s Guides that do not favor a particular candidate or party and that cover a wide range of issues.
  3. Invite all candidates in a race to speak (It’s okay if only one shows up)
  4. Speak directly about specific issues and legislation (abortion, marriage, etc.)

Individually, a pastor can do whatever he feels led to do—endorse, support a member’s campaign, etc., as long as it is not done with church resources. There are no limitations on the pastor individually. The few limitations above that exist are only for the Church entity and only if the Church is a non-profit corporation.

Pastors should not be intimidated from acting as pastors, calling their people to vote and giving them information so they can best represent Christ in the voting booth.

If Christians don’t personally engage in politics, it’s all over for America

If we fail to act in the public square, more immoral policies will spread and harm those we love.

 

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