Bishop George D. McKinney to Endorse President Bush

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Bishop George D. McKinney is endorsing Bush for President because of the PresidentÂ?s stand on marriage, abortion, and the AIDS issue in Africa.

– In the fog of the political wars, one thing has become crystal clear to San Diego’s Bishop George Dallas McKinney. When he casts his vote in November for the next president of the United States it will be for George W. Bush. Bishop McKinney is endorsing Bush for President because of the President’s stand on marriage, abortion, and the AIDS issue in Africa.

“The Bush administration has taken positions on marriage and abortion that uphold the traditions of protecting the sanctity of families and the welfare of the unborn child. It has also been acting aggressively to get the AIDS epidemic in Africa under control,” says McKinney.

Bishop McKinney, senior pastor at St. Stephen’s Church of God in Christ in San Diego, is an influential leader in the African American community who has been a spiritual advisor to presidents, kings and business leaders. Bishop McKinney felt compelled to support Bush after the recent signing of new laws that prosecute crimes against unborn children. McKinney sees the Bush administration’s proactive leadership on these and related issues as implementing principles that protect children and the future of America. He was further convinced last year when the Bush administration implemented a global AIDS initiative that allocated over 15 billion U.S. dollars to target the raging AIDS problem in Africa.

“In these difficult times we cannot afford to be indecisive on the principles that make us a strong country and a strong spiritual community. The clergy in America must take a stand, not on politics but on the values that they preach to their congregations every Sunday!” says McKinney. “I believe George W. Bush has demonstrated the fortitude necessary to hold together the families that form the foundation of this country. He is demonstrating the kind of values that strengthen humanity and build community through his unwavering leadership. He deserves our support and our votes.”

About Bishop McKinney

An influential leader in the African American community, Bishop George Dallas McKinney is a jurisdictional Bishop for the Church of God in Christ in San Diego and co-chair for the Charismatic and Pentecostal Churches of North America. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where he received a BA degree. He received his MA degree from Oberlin College, School of Theology in Ohio; a Ph.D. from California Graduate School of Theology in Glendale, California; and received an honorary D.D. from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. A former probation officer and a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, Bishop McKinney is internationally known for his dynamic preaching and teaching ministry. He was recently nominated for Chaplain of the U.S. Senate.

Bishop McKinney is the author and co-author of eight books, including the best-seller “Cross the Line: Reclaiming the Inner City for God” and served as the senior editor for the “African American Devotional Bible,” published by Zondervan. He has received numerous honors in the fields of religion and community service including the Racial Reconciliation Man of the Year Award presented by the National Association of Evangelists (NAE) in recognition of the many years of work he has done in the area of racial unity.

Bishop McKinney has been happily married to Jean Brown McKinney for 46 years. They are the proud parents of 5 sons and the grandparents of 14.

Contact: Covenant Media Solutions, Terry Warren, Publicist.

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