Pastor Bruce Speer of Crosspoint Church in Missoula is inviting anyone who wants to attend to a candidate forum on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Speer explained why the forum will be held in his church just off Mullan Road.

“We believe that Christians should be engaged in the civic responsibilities that they have, and so we are inviting candidates that are running for the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Speer. “Debra Lamm is coming, and we’ve also invited Katherine Harris to come. Debra Lamm has confirmed that she is coming, and so at 5:00 p.m. this coming Saturday it will be a Q and A as well as an introduction from her.”

Speer made no secret about the thrust of his political message.

“I don’t think there’s anything more important for Christians than to stand behind pro-life candidates,” he said. “That is our litmus test, and if somebody is wrong on life in the womb, we just don’t think that have a moral compass to make the right decisions.”

Speer emphasized his point on being pro-life.

“We are very pro-life, and we believe that it’s a tragedy when we have pro-life candidates running and the Christian community won’t get behind them and support them,” he said. “That is very important to us and to the congregation, and anybody who is a professing Christian should hold that position.”

Speer encountered profanities and opposition several years ago when he allowed political signs from pro-life candidates on his property.

Speer’s Crosspoint Church is located about two and a half miles out Mullan Road from Wal-Mart. The presentation begins at 5:00 p.m. and the public is encouraged to attend.

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