Pastors for Texas Children have been much in prayer about the primary elections in our state yesterday. We congratulate all the candidates for their willingness to participate in our democratic system – a system that we believe is God-ordained– and we congratulate the winners of these democratically elected legislative races. We were privileged to join many other organizations in encouraging pastors and teachers, indeed all our citizens, to vote. Exercising our God-given freedom is a profound moral responsibility.
As we reflect prayerfully on the election yesterday, we are compelled to express our deep regret at the viciousness and cruelty that marked many of these races. Willful lying and unfounded character assassination, often funded by super-wealthy outside influences, have no place in just society. They are indecent and sinful. Texas can and must do better.
We look forward to close cooperation with all duly elected officials who are bound by constitutional oath “to make suitable provision for free public schools” for all Texas children.
For a full list of results go to: http://elections.texastribune.org/2016/primary-election-results/