Jerry Falwell Jr. Asserts at Republican National Convention: Not Voting Trump Is Voting Clinton

Falwell RNC-compressedCINCINNATI, Ohio — Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of Liberty University, who has repeatedly sought to convince the public that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is a Christian, asserted at the Republican National Convention last night that not voting Trump is a vote for Clinton.

“We are at a crossroads, where our first priority must be saving our nation. We must unite behind Donald Trump and Mike Pence,” he said. “If you’re a conservative, a decision not to vote or to vote for a third party candidate is a de facto vote for Hillary Clinton.”

Falwell spoke for approximately seven minutes as he built his case as to why Americans should vote for Trump.

“I first supported Mr. Trump after I spent 20 years as a young lawyer working with my father to restore Liberty University to financial health,” he explained. “Since 2007, Liberty University has become the largest and most prosperous Christian university in the world, and I am convinced that Donald Trump can work that same magic for our nation with $19 trillion dollars in debt.”

“My family and I have grown to love and respect the Trumps for other reasons,” Falwell continued. “We have never met such a genuine, loving family. I truly believe Mr. Trump is America’s blue collar billionaire. He is down-to-earth. He loves America and the American people. He is a true patriot and the champion of the common man.”

He told those gathered that a Clinton presidency could spell the nation’s demise.

“If Hillary Clinton is allowed to appoint the next few Supreme Court justices, that in itself could be a fatal blow to our Republic,” Falwell said. “On the other hand, a vote for Donald Trump is a vote to uphold the Second Amendment right to bear arms. … A vote for Trump is a vote to appoint conservative, pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.”

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As previously reported, while some believe that Christians must vote for the “lesser of two evils” despite determining that both candidates will rule contrary to God’s law, others state that the concept is flawed and unbiblical.

“I think the only righteous thing to do is vote for neither,” Michael Peroutka, 2004 presidential candidate under the Constitution Party, and co-founder of the Institute on the Constitution, told Christian News Network. “I don’t think God requires you to vote for evil.”

He stated that the voting practices of Christians have contributed to the sinking of our nation into the quagmire that it is stuck in today.

“We have voted [for years] for the lesser of two evils, so we get evil,” he said. “And we deserve it because we vote for it.”

Peroutka outlined that he does not believe voting “conservative” or along party lines is the proper biblical mindset.

“I would ask you, even empirically, where has that gotten us?” he declared. “When we’re voting for a conservative, we’re using the wrong standard. [You’re basically voting to] kill one less baby than a liberal.”

Christians are commanded by God to select rulers that are “able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness” (Exodus 18:21), Peroutka noted. He explained that Christians must vote for those who seek to uphold and implement God’s law in our nation, as that is the only righteous standard not based on the opinion of men. Possessing an “anyone but Hillary” attitude is not a biblical mindset, he said.

“[For Christians to reject God’s law] is a dangerous and foolish thing to do,” Peroutka stated. “The lesser of two evils, of course, is evil. And when you choose the lesser of two evils, you [still] choose evil. And when you choose evil and you get evil, you are responsible because you chose it, didn’t you?”

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  • Amos Moses

    Source: Jerry Falwell, Jr. Was Paid 30 Pieces Of Silver To Endorse Donald Trump

    Babylon Bee ………….

  • Amos Moses

    So ………. if i dont vote for Clinton ………. am i voting for Trump ……….. ????????????

    • Oboehner

      Yes, but if you for Clinton twice, it cancels out.

      • Amos Moses

        ROTFL …..

  • Oboehner

    “If Hillary Clinton is allowed to appoint the next few Supreme Court justices, that in itself could be a fatal blow to our Republic,” The other Republican nominees haven’t been working out too good, so what difference does it really make?

  • TheBottomline4This

    Falwell Jr. is more than likely wrong…Trump isn’t a Christian.
    As for the voting thing, he’s got a point.

  • james blue

    If trump was a worthy candidate such pathetic theories wouldn’t be necessary.

    • Jo Lux


  • Becky

    Saving our nation through Trump? Rubbish. God’s people recognise this earth’s timeline…the signs, according to God’s word, are everywhere. There are no reparations for this earthly kingdom, which is why God will soon return with his new Kingdom and the worldly systems will be destroyed by him.

  • Coach

    I doubted Falwell Jr.’s salvation and when he began to twist God’s word to endorse Trump, it became clear. Trump is about as saved as Jerry Falwell Jr.
    They both view godliness as a means of gain and as Paris Reidhead quoted “God’s not going to be a means to anyone’s end”

    Proverbs 16:4 The Lord has made all for Himself,
    yes, even the wicked for the day of doom.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Evil does not defeat evil. Rule of the law is meaningless apart from morality. The West’s crisis is the lack of morality that comes from giving up the Christian principles. If foreign elements do not harm the West, the cultural sphere’s own amoral youth will erase the future with senselessness. Immorality is not freedom but a slavery. Democracy works only with the Christian-moral people and their mimickers. Godlessness is an evil tyranny. America was great only because it tried to be Christian-good. No glory or meaning for mere merchants and traitors. Sin is slavery. Jesus gives salvation and the freedom to be good because He is the Way and the Truth and the Life. American Christians should not choose the lesser evil; it is futile. There must be some other ways to do what is right.