The pastor’s message has been loud and clear to the parishioners at the evangelical Vertical Church in Largo: Study the choices and vote.
“It is our duty and job to defend the ethical and moral values that guide us,” said Angel B. Marcial, 30, a Puerto Rican native. “And that must be done by voting.”
How you cast your ballot, he adds, is up to you.
But Marcial, who is also youth director for the Southeastern Hispanic Region of the Tennessee-based Church of God, is spending a lot of time helping people navigate a conflict over issues that is separating many Latinos from other white evangelicals.