Mitt Romney has “binders full of women” that he’ll need to open in a couple of weeks – because it’s likely American women who are deciding this presidential election.
The gender pay gap, abortion, access to contraceptives: these are only a handful of the issues that the candidates are talking about in their efforts to win women voters.
But the issues I care about aren’t limited to those I’ve cited, largely because my faith as well as my gender influences my vote.
This is why I chose to read Her.meneutics new eBook, What Christian Want This Election Season – and why I recommend it to you. First, I appreciated that the book captures the real tension of voting “Christianly.” In the essay entitled, “What Do Evangelical Women Want This Election Season,” author Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra explores the ongoing political tension for Christian voters. Is fighting poverty and other social ills more important than standing against abortion and gay marriage? Appreciating the Christian convictions that undergirds both Democratic and Republican political commitment challenges us not just to tolerate one another, but deeply honor each other despite our political differences.