We kick off another year with a church and country that are divided over so many issues. Religion and politics continue to be lightning rods of debate across the nation, but to say Christians should keep our faith behind closed doors or out of politics is both naive and misguided.
There are biblical “evangelicals” as well as some not so biblical evangelicals who fall into both categories of support for President Trump and opposition of the president. Who is right, and can a flawed man be a good president? What about moral considerations? Is Trump worse than Obama, for example? Many would argue, absolutely not, when you look at the policies of each administration.
Most say religion is losing influence in American life. To be clear, we interpret this to mean “Christianity.”
U.S. adults have a favorable view about the role religious institutions play in American life more broadly – beyond politics. More than half of the public believes that churches and religious organizations do more good than harm in American society; Nearly two-thirds of Americans in the new survey say churches and other houses of worship should keep out of political matters, while 36% say they should express their views on day-to-day social and political questions.
“Our job is to expose the truth of what Planned Parenthood does on a daily basis: they kill those who have no voice. The Packers Foundation members were either uneducated about Planned Parenthood’s business model or complacent in taking the lives of unborn children. We cannot excuse this.”