The Love-in-Politics Pledge calls faith-full voters to support candidates who pledge to comport themselves in their public and political lives in ways of love consistent with 1 Corinthians 13.
As people of faith, we do not seek to elect only those who believe as we do. We believe that our faith calls us to advocate for the common good for all.
For that reason, we will elect leaders who commit to an ethic of love in their public and political lives.
We believe God is love—1 John 4:8 says, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” And, we believe love is manifest in ways that are consistent with the description of love in 1 Corinthians 13.
To this end we are calling on all of our elected leaders to lead in the way of love.
Therefore, we make these four commitments:
We ask every elected leader who seeks the support of faith-rooted voters to publicly commit to an ethic of love in their public and political lives.
We commit to supporting candidates who demonstrate in their public and political lives the qualities of love as outlined in 1 Corinthians 13.
We will use our voices and our votes to stand up to elected leaders who violate these virtues of love and will demand a change in their behavior. Should they then demonstrate by their actions a sincere change of heart, we will return our support to them.
We call on all elected officials to use their voices to challenge one another to comport themselves consistently in the way of love.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7:
Love is patient
Love is kind
Love does not envy
Love does not boast
Love is not proud
Love does not dishonor others
Love is not self-seeking
Love is not easily angered
Love keeps no record of wrongs
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.