An Internet evangelist is making a bold claim -- that he's convinced nearly 200,000 Christians to commit to writing in "Jesus Christ" as their 2012 presidential choice. Bill Keller, who runs the Christian web site LivePrayer.com, apparently has 2.4 million subscribers. So, the Christian advocate is speaking out to his massive audience in an effort to impact their vote come November.
Keller, who claims he isn't happy with either candidate, has some harsh words for both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. He claims that neither are acceptable choices for Christians to select -- but for very different reasons. His views, situated far outside the evangelical mainstream, take specific aim at Romney's Mormon faith.
In a recent video posted to YouTube, Keller says that the answer to the election is for Christians to very literally vote for Jesus. In the 7:50 clip, he announces his write-in campaign, encouraging followers to simply scribble in Christ's name rather than pull a lever for Obama or Romney. This, he claims, is akin to taking "a stand" for faith.
Here's how the controversial evangelist explains America's electoral choices this November and his "Vote for Jesus" campaign, as reported by The Christian Post:
"It is literally Satan flipping a two-headed coin with his head on both sides. How can a Christian in good conscience vote for President Obama, who has proven to be the most pro-baby killing, pro-radical homosexual, pro-enemy of Israel President in our nation's history," Keller stated in a "Vote for Jesus" campaign update.
"On the other hand, how can a Christian in good conscience vote for Mitt Romney, a 5th generation member and priest of the Satanic Mormon cult," he added. "His Presidency would give his cult the mainstream acceptance they have always wanted since being founded 200 years ago by a documented con-artist, racist, pedophile, polygamist, and murderer named Joseph Smith."
Watch the video, below:
This story has been updated.
(H/T: Black Christian News)