The church must take right ground in regards to politics . . . The time has come for Christians to vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them. . . . Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to their country as a part of their duty to God. . . . God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics.
Charles Finney (1792 – 1875)