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When Steve Waldman asked the question whether the 9th
commandment was a lesser one
he must have struck a nerve:

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FaithfulAmerica.org is flooding the Mississippi airwaves this week with radio ads demanding accountability and honesty from the candidates at Friday’s presidential debate because, as the ad states, “the Ninth Commandment wasn’t just a suggestion.”

 

“In Mississippi, we teach our kids to let their ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and their ‘No’ be ‘No,'” the ad begins, echoing the Sermon on the Mount. “Unfortunately, politicians are often more interested in scoring political points and attacking each other than in telling us the whole truth about how they’re going to lead our nation.” 

 

The ads encourage voters to contact debate moderator Jim Lehrer to request that he “hold both candidates accountable when they bear false witness about themselves or their opponent.” Faithful America members nationwide are joining in this call to action as well. 

 

FaithfulAmerica.org is an online community of more than 80,000 of people of faith. Members made contributions to run the ads in response to an email alert sent Monday. “[This Friday’s] debate is on foreign policy, but the issues won’t matter if the candidates aren’t honest with us,” the email stated.

 

The ads are running on Christian and Country radio stations throughout Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee. You can listen to it here.

 

AD SCRIPT

In Mississippi, we teach our kids to let their ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and their ‘No’ be ‘No.’ These age-old values are the foundation of a strong and trusting community and are vital to our democracy…because to make the right decisions, we need to know the facts. 

 

Unfortunately, politicians are often more interested in scoring political points and attacking each other than in telling us the whole truth about how they’re going to lead our nation.

 

But this Friday, Mississippians have a chance to make sure that doesn’t happen at the Presidential debate at Ole Miss

 

We are asking voters to flood debate moderator, Jim Lehrer, with requests that he hold both candidates accountable when they bear false witness about themselves or their opponent.  You can email Jim Lehrer at Newshour@pbs.org, or get his phone number and find out more at WWW.FAITHFULAMERICA.ORG.

 

FAITHFULAMERICA.ORG sponsored this ad without approval from a candidate or campaign because our politicians need to understand that the Ninth Commandment wasn’t just a suggestion.

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