Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Thank you very much for your prompt response to our Christian Action Network Policy Survey.
The Christian Action Network (CAN) represents 60-member organisations concerned for Biblical Reformation and Spiritual Revival. For over 24 years CAN (formerly United Christian Action) and its members have been committed to making a positive difference in social and moral issues. Since 1992 we have been researching and publishing regular Biblical Issues Voters’ Guides, in several languages.
We have also assisted CAN affiliates in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe to produce Biblical Issues Voters’ Guides for their countries.
Christian Action Network hosts the SA Voters Guide website which, during the last elections, received over a million hits.
We recently received an objection to Biblical Issues Voters' Guide from a COPE leader. Our response follows:
Thank you for you email concerning the Biblical Issues Voters' Guide. It is our sincere ministry to provide an accurate and objective Voters' Guide on the chosen Biblical Issues.
I tried numerous times to contact members of the COPE Executive leadership. The Christian Action Network Policy Survey was sent numerous times to COPE Secretary General Charlotte Lobe. Ms Lobe claimed she was too busy to fill in the survey. I then sent the Voters Guide as it is to her and another contact she gave me and asked them to reply to me if they had any objections or corrections. I did not receive any response.
Democratic Alliance leaders have reportedly received "hundreds" of phone calls querying the DA's position on various Biblical Issues as depicted on the Christian Action Network Voters's Guide. The Christian Action Network has also received several objections from prominent DA leaders saying that we have "misrepresented" the DA on several issues.
A prominent DA leader requested that we change the Voters Guide to read "Yes/No" in the "Against Abortion", "Against Homosexual 'marriages'" and "For Capital Punishment of Murderers" columns, as the DA allows their members a "conscience vote" on these issues. Our response follows: