My Faith Votes | A Q&A with Dennis Prager: God Will Ask You Why You Didn’t Vote


A Q&A with Dennis Prager: God Will Ask You Why You Didn’t Vote

June 11, 2019 | Jason Yates | CEO

A few weeks ago My Faith Votes sat down with Dennis Prager, the leading conservative radio host, author and co-founder of Prager University. The wide-ranging conversation, which you can view here, touched on the political and cultural divide in America, how the ideology of the Left constitutes a godless religion that has infiltrated society’s core, raising boys in today’s culture and Big Tech’s biased censorship of over 100 PragerU videos.

To me, though, the most important part of our time with Dennis was the few minutes we discussed why some people choose not to vote. 

While the percentage changes from election to election, in general about 60% of eligible voters participate in presidential elections and even fewer, roughly 40%, participate in midterm elections. How sad! Even worse, notice those numbers are only based on eligible voters, not the entire population. 

Politics in America has gotten so nasty, so discordant and so partisan — the speaker of the House just told her members she hopes to see the president in prison! — it’s not hard to understand why some would choose to stay as far away from the mess as possible.

Yet for people of faith who don’t vote Prager had a quick and stark message: “Shame on them!”

America, he exclaimed, is the most God-centered, free country in the history of the world, founded by people who believed in God. Our motto is even “In God We Trust.” This is why, Prager said, “God will ask you, ‘Why didn’t you vote to sustain it?’”

A religious man himself, Prager continued to note that he believed sitting out elections, “not to care about the world,” rises to the level of sin. “God has told you all he wants from you,” he added, quoting the Old Testament prophet Micah, “pursue justice and loving kindness and walk humbly with your God.”

How can any person faithfully pursue those things yet not vote to impact our nation with the good of our Judeo-Christian values? That’s a good question to consider.


My Faith Votes— is a ministry that motivates, equips, and activates Christians in America to vote in every election, transforming our communities and influencing our nation with biblical truth. An estimated 25 million Christians who are registered to vote, fail to vote in presidential elections. My Faith Votes is on a mission to change this statistic by helping Christians act on their faith and vote in every election. When we pray unceasingly for our nation, think biblically about the issues, and vote consistently in every election the impact of Christians taking action from the local to the state and federal level will be unprecedented.

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