(ETH) – Not all Christians are standing by the support of Donald Trump as Christian Television and film producer DeVon Franklin and his wife, actress Meagan Good, just hosted a faith-inspired Biden for president event on Sunday called “GOTV L!VE: A Soul of the Nation Gospel Concert Special” and was broadcasted nationally via video stream and over 65 gospel stations.
Franklin stated: “We are ready for a new administration, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the leaders that we need to see the progress and changes we all want,” Franklin said at the beginning of the event. “We need to bring back justice, compassion, and civility to our country. We’ve had over 220,000 American lives lost to COVID-19, millions unemployed and sliding into poverty and far too many black lives scarred and cut short by police brutality. And if we’re honest, a justice system that has never worked for everyone.
We cannot afford to sit around and wait for change; we have to become the change we want to see.” According to the Christian Post, The event also featured a video message from Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris. “Normally, on these Sundays leading up to election, we are gathering together at church with our family and our friends. And we’re marching to the polls and strolling to the polls. But most importantly, exercising our right to vote,” Harris stated while encouraging everyone to go out and exercise their right to vote.
She continued, “As Americans, we support one another. As people of faith, we lift each other up. So today, we’re bringing all the souls to the polls and sending all the get out the vote energy to you.” The event also featured messages from other celebrities including Mary J. Blige, Samuel L. Jackson, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Wanda Sykes, Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Bishop Leah Daughtry, and Pastor Howard-John Wesley.
The messages were also followed by a promotional video by former Vice President Joe Biden who shared all the reasons he relies on his Catholic faith. “Faith has gotten me through difficult times in my life — when I lost my wife and daughter, when my son had stage four glioblastoma. Personally, for me, faith is all about hope and purpose and strength. For me, my religion is just an enormous sense of solace. I go to Mass and I say the rosary, I find it to be incredibly comforting,” Biden said.