That's especially true when it comes to opposing abortion and same-sex marriage, two issues at the top of Seyler's list of political causes. Though the teacher caused a stir at his Baptist high school by painting Obama's silhouette onto his classroom wall, Seyler is disappointed the president hasn't done more to stop abortion and that he personally came out for legalized same-sex marriage.
Romney once supported abortion rights and gay rights but has become rigorously anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage in the last decade.
Seyler watched the first presidential debate and was impressed by Romney's performance. But the teacher's decision to vote for the Republican nominee was more a result of "contemplation, study and prayer." Seyler says the process made him realize that Obama talks like a Christian but that his take on issues such as abortion and marriage run counter to Seyler's read on the Bible.
"Ultimately, I think talk is cheap," Seyler says, before citing Scripture again. "James and 1 John say that faith should be evidenced by action. And his actions do not clearly demonstrate a legitimate Christian faith."
"In essence," Seyler wound up reasoning, "I am choosing between two non-Christians."
Seyler also recognizes the limits of his choice. America's strength is more about the nation's moral and spiritual state, he says, over which the commander in chief has only so much sway. That gives him hope for the country's ability to move forward after a deeply divided election.
"Ultimately, no politician will ever truly solve our problems, he says. "While we elect and support men to lead our country, we must realize that these politicians are only stewards of the world God has created and is sovereign over."