Faithful America calls for truth-telling in presidential debate

September 22, 2008, 10:34 am | Posted by

The first presidential debate will take place this Friday at the University of Mississippi, and there’s more at stake than the presidency. The race is crossing threshold after threshold of sleaze: character attacks, innuendo, outright lies. A key enabling factor of this debasement is the media’s hesitancy to call a lie a lie and a smear a smear. We need truth-telling, and for better or worse we need the media’s to help make it happen.

To this end, during the run-up to Friday night’s presidential debate, Faithful America is placing ads on Mississippi Christian radio urging listeners to contact debate moderator Jim Lehrer and tell him to hold the candidates accountable if they bear false witness about themselves or each other. Listen to the ad here.

When there’s no accountability, commandments get treated like suggestions and integrity becomes a liability. That’s not the political culture we need. To help us fund this ad demanding accountability and honesty from the presidential candidates, click here. Thanks!

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Faithful America thanks community organizers

September 15, 2008, 4:22 pm | Posted by

Faithful America recently purchased advertisements in the St. Paul Pioneer-Press and Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel thanking community organizers for all they do to advance justice and improve their communities. The ads were funded by contributions from hundreds of Faithful America members who, in response to derisive comments about community organizers, responded to an action alert calling for an expression of gratitude to these humble servants.

Click here to view a PDF of the ad.

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