The Christian vote
Andy Moore has a new website, Christian vote summarising who he thinks Christians should vote for. He assesses five parties: Kiwi, Family, ACT, United Future and National, who he maintains the majority of Christians will vote for. All had a majority of MPs/candidates that opposed the anti smacking legislation just prior to the third reading of the bill.
If he's correct, a majority of Christians are going to vote National. Those who don't are going to have their party votes either wasted or supplementing votes for successful candidates from Ohariu and Epsom.
Moore says Christians will not vote for any of the other parties - he says they are not worth voting for. I would like to challenge him on this. I recon more Christians will vote Labour than the Family/Kiwi/ United Future/ Act parties combined. Well done on the site, but it is obvious who Moore supports. He said he has endeavoured to provide a balanced and accurate view. He gets a generous two stars for balance from me, but a few more for accuracy.
Moore should take another look at the value your vote website and see which party is the most consistently family friendly party in terms of the percentage/number balance of collective family friendly votes cast on the issues canvassed.
Because he's missed that party out.
It's fairly well known that I'm a Christian, and although I`m an undecided voter, as of today I don't intend to vote for any of the parties Moore maintains the majority of Christians should vote for. In fact there's only one I`d even consider voting for. Looks like I'm in a minority.