BVP says Christians can be “a movement that transforms this culture”

The pre-program is on for the Thanksgiving Family Forum featuring six GOP presidential candidates.  Bob Vander Plaats, president & CEO of The Family Leader — the group sponsoring this event, got a standing ovation when he was introduced.

Vander Plaats mentioned Charlie Sheen, and then told the crowd:  “If we do our job right, this is going to be about winning.”

Vander Plaats said it is “not by accident” that the event is being staged in a church.  “God had three institutions. Yes, he instituted the church. Yes, he instituted the family, but yes, he also instituted government,” Vander Plaats said. “…They are near and dear to his heart.”

Vander Plaats said it might be “tough medicine on a Saturday afternoon” for his message, but he told the crowd it is “spiritual negligence” to fail to participate in the political process. 

Vander Plaats said Christians could mount “a movement that transforms this culture.”

The forum begins in 10 minutes.

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