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November 3, 2004

Valdosta - Pastor Wayne Robertson could barely sleep last night, as he waited to see who would become the next President of the United States. "I was pretty nervous at one point but I feel very good this morning," said Robertson.

Like many born again Christians, Robertson is a strong supporter of President Bush. "Given what he's had to deal with, he's done a remarkable job to keep us safe and deal with the terrorists," said Robertson.

According to Georgia exit polls, more than eight out of ten Christian voters backed Bush, and supported the gay marriage ban by even larger numbers. But why do Christians tend to favor Bush over Kerry? Robertson says its because Bush stands firm on issues that resonate with the church community. "His opposition to partial birth abortions and his favor of traditional marriages," said Robertson.

And the church feels like it has something in common with the President, a dependence on prayer. "His faith apparently from his testimony is very dear to him and for that I'm thankful," said Robertson.

The results also show that Christians sided with Johnny Isakson in the U.S. Senate race, which isn't surprising to this minister. "It was apparent that Mr. Isakson was a stronger supporter when it came to pro-life causes and that's a huge issue for the Christian community," said Robertson.

So now as these elected officials head into another term of service, Christian supporters will pray for strength and guidance in their leadership.

posted at 3:40 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com