John Thune

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WASHINGTON – Senator John Thune, who was elected this month to a second term, is urging Christians to be engaged in a world that’s often hostile to their faith.

The South Dakota Republican told KNWC radio in Sioux Falls that the U.S. needs “Christian people to be in the arena,” influencing every aspect of public life.

Thune said church and family anchor his own life in Washington, where he also tries to make time for prayer and Bible studies.

Noting that public life can be hard on a politician’s family, Thune asked people to pray for them and for him — that he’ll have the wisdom to know what’s right and the courage to do it.


How active should Christians be in politics and public issues? Is it time to stand up and fight?