Congressman Duncan Hunter

Duncan Hunter - Rating

Rep. Duncan HunterAll presidential candidates, including California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, claimed faith in Christ. But when asked to testify about their Lord by sharing their Christian testimony, all but one took cover. The lone exception was Congressman Duncan Hunter.

Congressman Hunter answered all 30 questions for presidential candidates. While we didn't agree with all of his answers, we were impressed with the majority and particularly impressed with Duncan Hunter's unflinching loyalty to Christ (see answer #9 of his Christian testimony).

All other candidates heeded political strategists and circumvented specifics on their faith, considered a "divisive" issue. Duncan Hunter heeded God, who commanded: "Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear." (1 Peter 3:5)

All other candidates prioritized winning the election at all cost. Duncan Hunter prioritized standing up for his Lord and campaigned tirelessly, but left the election results up to Him. knew little about Congressman Hunter until receiving his Christian testimony, but was pleased to endorse the candidacy of this pro-life, 12-term Congressman and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, an endorsement which he publicly accepted.

That America all but ignored this eminently qualified, true Christian candidate is an indictment not of his candidacy but of the country, including the evangelical Christian conservatives and other values voters.

But a weightier indictment may be the one that awaits the other candidates when they meet Jesus, who said: "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels." (Mark 8:38)

Congressman Hunter voluntarily retired from his Congressional seat in 2008 at the relatively young age of 60. will be pleased to see him or another candidate with his profile and courage run for the White House in the upcoming election.

Our presidential rating of Congressman Duncan Hunter remains an A.