Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, an evangelical Christian, has recorded a five-minute video to be played at churches ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.
"I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order," Pence says in the video uploaded Thursday to the website Vimeo. "It's as a fellow believer that I'm particularly honored to be able to address you today."
Pence shares how he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior as a freshman in college, and how he has lived his life according to that faith ever since.
He said he agreed to sign on as GOP nominee Donald Trump's running mate because "we stand at a turning point" and people of faith must take action for the rights of the unborn and other areas of concern to Christians.
Trump has promised to do just that, Pence said, and also noted the nominee has vowed to repeal the "Johnson amendment" that threatens to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches that take political stands.
"We've come to a time for choosing," Pence said, and urged believers to pray as Abraham Lincoln urged, "not that God would be on our side, but that we would be on God's side."
Though some evangelicals have embraced Trump's candidacy, others have said they cannot vote for him over comments he has made, including lewd remarks about women.
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