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Jesusland Not S'MITTen with Romney

Abortion position deal breaker among Evangelicals

Contact: David Jeffers, 850-565-0993, jeffers221@bellsouth.net

MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Mitt Romney's confusing statements on his support for a ban on abortion are not going to play well with the Evangelical vote, according to David Jeffers, author of Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland. "Evangelicals are clear on their position on abortion," Jeffers explains, "We not only see Roe v. Wade as bad law, but also as the first egregious case of judicial activism. We want to see it overturned, and believe abortion to be a curse upon this great nation."

On Tuesday at a Nevada television station, Gov. Romney stated he supports letting states "make their own decision" about whether to keep abortion legal. But on August 6th during an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Romney stated, "We support a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution and we endorse legislation to make it clear that the 14th Amendment's protections apply to unborn children," Romney said, "You know, I do support the Republican platform, and I support that being part of the Republican platform and I'm pro-life."

Jeffers likens Romney's differing stances to a double-minded man that the Book of James warns against: "he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways." (James 1:8)

"Mitt Romney's flip-flopping on abortion shows he is of one mind while in Nevada and then another while on national television." Jeffers states if conservatives and Evangelicals are going to be intellectually honest they should hold Republican candidates to the same standard they hold Democrat candidates. "Mitt Romney should feel as comfortable in Jesusland as NARAL does," said Jeffers.

Moreover, Jeffers believes Evangelicals will not vote for Romney, and they will stay home from the polls all together. "Evangelicals believe it is un-Christian to vote against someone," said Jeffers. Jeffers cites a Rasmussen poll that that 25% of Republicans say they would definitely vote against Romney.

"Romney and other top Presidential contenders are taking the Evangelical vote for granted," said Jeffers. "Evangelicals won't choose the lesser of two evils. They won't choose evil period."

David Jeffers is a lay preacher, retired Army Master Sergeant and author of Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Liberty University where he received his degree in Biblical Studies, Jeffers frequently comments on the Evangelical perspective of current affairs in the media. To interview Mr. Jeffers please contact him at jeffers221@bellsouth.net or by cell (850) 565-0993