Phoenix, AZ – Ralph Shoemaker, elder of Bethany Christian Church, has been telling his fellow church members, “This is the most important election in the history of America.”  Some new members have been stirred up in a frenzy, but others have not been convinced.

“He says this every four years,” explained Paula, a member of his Sunday school class.  “I’ve been attending this church for 30 years, and he says it every time.”

When asked about his reoccurring claims, Ralph retorted, “Do you not read the news?  They say it’s the most important election in our lifetime.  We’ve never had problems of racism, religious freedom, war, corruption, violence, poverty, and healthcare equivalent to this in our history.  If you don’t vote for MY candidate, America is doomed.  The church will decline.”

In response, his wife Judy said, “He hasn’t read an American history book in 40 years.  He thinks he knows history, because he watches the History Channel, but when I walk by the TV, I only see stories about cars and aliens.”

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