If half of the battle is showing up, the other half probably has a lot to do with knowing what to do BEFORE we arrive at the battleground. Elections usually involve two steps: nominating our candidate and voting for our candidate in the general election. When we don’t participate in both of these steps, we surrender our power to influence the political process. That is, we have lost before we have even begun to fight.

Do Christians surrender their power? Yes. Do you? What if you don’t think Christians should try to influence the political process? What if you don’t believe Christians should be involved in something as dirty as politics? Think again. The Bible has a great deal to say about how we should govern ourselves. Consider. What was the sin of Adam and Eve? They refused to obey God. Adam and Eve rebelled. They denied God’s right to rule over them. Adam and Eve refused their role as members of the Kingdom of God. That is, when Adam and Eve chose to eat the forbidden fruit, they made both a moral and a political decision.

Politics involves how we control our relationships with each other. In the ideal, we institute government to protect us from each other, from interfering with each others God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When we protect each others God-given rights, we protect each others right to learn about God and to accept His rule. That is why freedom of religion is the first right mentioned in the Bill of Rights.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…. (from here (

As Christians we look forward to the coming of the Kingdom of God. In the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), for example, we pray for God’s Kingdom to come. In fact, copying the example of Jesus, we try to live and submit ourselves to our Father’s rule in the here and now.

This is why we, the members of the PWMFA, survey the candidates and try to learn where they stand on the issues. We want to know where they stand with respect to Jesus’ admonition to render unto God what is God’s and to Caesar what is Caesars (Matthew 22:15-22).

Are you are a Virginia voter? Do you want to know where GOP candidates stand on the issues? Then we suggest that you consider visiting one or both of these web pages.

The GOP’s congressional candidates will compete for their party’s nomination at the Republican Party 10th Congressional District Convention. The convention is currently scheduled for June 20, 2020, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that date may still be subject to change (see 10th District Convention for the latest details).

The GOP’s U.S. Senate candidates will compete in Primary Elections that are currently scheduled for June 23, 2020. Please review the guidance at Absentee voting may be your preferred option.

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  1. Before the pandemic, we early voted in Georgia’s primary. Then the pandemic hit and the primary date was pushed back, and back some more—I suppose our early votes are sitting someplace—to be counted one day I trust…. :/

    • Tom Salmon says:


      I have not got the foggiest idea what they ought to do about that one. I just know there is early voting and there is way too early voting.

      • We were on track— we early voted the two weeks prior to the March primary- then bam, the pandemic pushed the true date back and then it was pushed back again— the state still hasn’t had its primary — and I suppose Democrats will continue the push backs or mail in voting—- anything to delay— go to any Home Depot or Lowe’s— they are packed but Heaven help us if we want to vote in person

        • Tom Salmon says:


          Our leaders trust corporate retail outlets to keep their customers safe, but they refuse to trust anyone else, including the pastors of churches to keep their worshippers apart? So we can go to retail outlets and worship stuff, but we cannot go to our churches to worship God?

          This is an example of why we don’t want politicians ruling by decree. Even when we elect them (Hitler was elected.), it is not a great idea. We get decisions which the more arrogant insist upon enforcing even when their “mistake” has clearly been demonstrated.

          What is the difference between essential and not essential? Do we all agree? When did we elect politicians to decide that difference? Why does letting politicians decide the difference between essential and not essential make us any safer than each of us deciding for ourselves?

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