Watch: Pastor Mark Burns Emphasizes the Importance of Grace in Analyzing Evangelical Support for Roy Moore

Wednesday on CNN International’s “Amanpour,” Mark Burns, pastor of Harvest Praise & Worship Center in Anderson, SC, discussed evangelicals’ continued support for Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. Burns said, “Well, first, thanks for having me on, in reference to Roy Moore, I think it’s important that you have to understand Christians in America understand grace. Christians truly understand that the word of God, it works even for people you dislike. It works even for people that you wouldn’t vote for. The word of God, either it works, or it does not work. And most, if not all, evangelical Christians understand that the power of grace is important. We cannot say Roy Moore—I personally cannot say Roy Moore is innocent, but I also cannot say he is guilty. So what do I have as a Christian to use to decide whether or not we still should continue to support this person? Is he really a child molester? Is he really someone that is preying after young women, or is this a character assassination? The only way that we can really know is listening to the people that are the closest to him, those that do know him, those that have witnessed

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